I ATTENDED the last ordinary meeting of Oberon Council where, as reported on the front page of last week’s Review, members of the anti-fluoride lobby group again spoke.
Much said was rhetorical rant which, I believe, continues to spew out of an uncorked well of bitterness and resentment.
There were no new arguments to challenge one's thinking.
I was appalled at the personal verbal barrage aimed at mayor Sajowitz.
Targeted council members exercise dignified restraint by not reacting to the disrespectful comments and accusations being levelled at them.
Whatever this group hopes to achieve, I believe their tactics are proving them to be immature bullies who, not being able to get their own way, resort to threats.
Whatever this group hopes to achieve, I believe their tactics are proving them to be immature bullies.
Are they going to target all the conscientious and honourable councillors in the next election or just the ones who will not acquiesce to their demands?
I do not believe they speak for the silent majority of voters in this shire.
All Oberon councillors give generously of their time and energy and, by such, earn respect and support as they represent the whole shire in its many complexities.
Every elected councillor doing this often thankless job, does so, I believe, to promote and advance Oberon for the benefit of all.
I appeal to all residents of Oberon to get behind council members and show their support. It’s time for solidarity, not division.
No matter where we stand on any issue, we have voted these fellow residents onto council to make informed decisions about what is best for the community overall, present and future.