Monday, September 18, 2006

Deputy Mayor to be pulled out of a hat

No it's not a dada play but one of the more amusing aspects of local government. Tonight Council elects its new committee chairs and Deputy Lord Mayor. If, like last year, the voting squares off at 5-5 (Clover's team vs everyone else), nominees' names are pulled from a hat. The Mayor does not have her oft-used casting vote powers for these elections.

Last year Labor's Verity Firth knocked off John McInerney for the no. 2 spot. This year who will it be?

The position carries little weight but attracts perks such as extra office staff, a better allowance, some prestige and use of a car.

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