Greens offer Mayoral arrangement with Labor for a progressive Marrickville Council

Marrickville Greens – media release

20 September 2012

The Marrickville Greens have made a formal offer to the Labor Party to equitably share the Mayoralty and work constructively in the interests of a progressive Marrickville Council.

“The four Greens Councillors have written to the Labor Councillors and made an offer to share the Mayoralty equitably over the next four years and commit to working constructively together on the major issues,” said Greens Councillor Max Phillips.

“The Greens have offered to share the Mayoralty and Deputy Mayoralty equally, with Labor and Greens holding the Mayoralty for two years each over the four year term.

“Labor have yet to accept our offer, but we hope they will agree in the interests of a progressive Marrickville Council.

“Together, Labor and Greens hold 8 out of 12 Council seats and this is a clear progressive majority.

“We seek a progressive outcome on issues such as preserving and reusing heritage on the old Marrickville Hospital site, providing affordable housing as part of the development of this site, providing new a sizable amount of open space on this site, investing in the Cooks River, reducing Council’s greenhouse emissions, and seeking to retain council services in-house,” he said.

The Mayoralty will be decided at an extraordinary Marrickville Council Meeting on Tuesday 25 September 2012.

Contact: Cr Max Phillips 0419 444 916

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