A job well done
Apart from the road work dust getting into our house regularly, the standard of the works and management of this project has been outstanding and has caused basically no inconvenience to my local driving and regular trips going north.
Well done to all concerned.
R. Poole, Meroo Meadow
Mayor is out of order
It is unacceptable that Mayor Findley has often attempted to ride roughshod over the majority of councillors by disregarding the standards that govern meetings.
On numerous occasions, council has overturned rulings of this Mayor and even corrected the minutes of the last extraordinary meeting as a clear demonstration that this Mayor is regularly out of order.
Greens and Labor supporters who flood the public gallery from meeting to meeting love to rip into us with the odd letter to the South Coast Register.
They have a go during meetings as well with the Mayor usually 'tone deaf' to their interjections. So, thanks J. Crabb, your crankiness and your resulting response was certainly appreciated but the allegations you make are false.
Council meetings would be sedate affairs (and they mostly are) if we all sat back and let the Mayor do as she pleases.
That will not always happen on my (limited) watch as the standard you walk past are the standards you then accept.
Cr A. Guile, Durran Durra
Don't be so sensitive
The latest SCR front page and the editorial on the opinion page demands this critique.
To describe the words used as soft racism would require the proof that the person using said word was being a racist.
This in my opinion was plainly wrong.
Mr Mehl was guilty of a degree of stupidity and poor judgment in his choice of words.
The term used as per the urban dictionary being, an unknown person who is the cause of a problem, or is an obstacle to solving a problem is in my opinion this: he was most probably referring to some stated difference of opinions, minor discontent or some complete disagreement with proposed changes from people in attendance.
The term as used may have been offensive to some but he has since apologised and that should be the end of it.
The SCR was much wrong in asserting that soft racism was in play here when clearly it was not.
I would suggest the term of soft racism is only used when the standard of real racism cannot be met.
Mr Mehl made himself an easy target but a quick rebuff of his words would have resolved the matter.
Time for all of us to be adults and not be so sensitive when incidents of this nature occur.
Words are bullets and on this occasion all sides should share a degree of guilt.
B. Cumberland, North Nowra
Government gambling with our future
What is the good of the NSW state government having a Future Fund?
New South Wales does not need another investment arm.
It already has the bloated, $107 billion investment company, TCorp.
Yet there it is, the New South Wales Future Investment Fund pouring billions of our money into board level approved investments.
The billions of dollars under investment could build, staff, and fully equip public hospitals, schools and transport facilities in metropolitan and regional areas.
Instead, what have we got?
The Treasurer and government selected company directors gambling on the stock exchange; in the belief the country is recession proof.
Actions speak louder than words. It is obvious where the government's priorities lie.