Ratepayers pay for parting gift

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OUTGOING Kingston Council CEO John Nevins.

RATEPAYERS will foot the bill for a gift to departing Kingston CEO John Nevins.

Kingston Council voted on 22 July to “approve the expenditure of $2,000 for the purposes of a gift to the retiring CEO”. The vote was carried unanimously.

Cr Steve Staikos said “it’s a very small gesture of appreciation.” Mr Nevins was at council for 14 years.

Mr Nevins will depart on 26 August. Julie Reid, who most recently was working with Greater Dandenong Council, will take over the role.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 31 July 2019

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  1. There is a very big difference between silencing a Councillor and ending them their freedom of speech and funding the publication of a personal opinion.
    In my view the Cr Columns should explain what the Cr has done in his ward not his own personal view on a Code of Conduct he had a large part in formulating.
    Ratepayers should not be funding grandstanding personal opinion pieces.

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