08/09/06 – Councillor Attendance
Since being elected in 2004, Councillor Dale Heenan has continually been among the top of the list of Councillors for attendance at meetings.
Simply attending every meeting doesn’t make you a good Councillor, but if you are missing a third or more of meetings then you certainly cannot be!
Attending Council meetings is just one area that shows local residents that the role of being their elected Councillor is being taken serious, and with the necessary due diligence plus you are reliable.
I know of one Labour Councillor who, for personal reasons, is living in Australia for 12 weeks starting from next month! It does makes you wonder how his local residents will be represented during this time.