Letter to media 22/02/2017

Letter to media, published on 22 Feb 2017

I refer to the letter by Michael Saies ("Council costs", Eastern Courier Messenger, February 8) and his reflection on the cost of allowances for the Mayor and councillors at Unley Council.

I highlight two omissions by Mr Saies. Firstly, he should have stated that until the last election he was an Unley councillor.

Secondly, he knows full well that the allowances for all councils are set by an external body. Trust me, most elected members don't seek that role for the modest allowance.