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@99dylanjones 12160 wrote:
One are of difference that is often overlooked is the Council Officers should be using all their professional skills in their judegement — Councilors often don have the professional knowledge of the officer — the problem then is that they make judgments based on their emotional perspective rather than the professional facts or toe a party political line that has been drawn up outside of the meeting and decided at their respective Group meetings.
The results are therefore so predicable — Council Members 1 – Officers Nil
with the general public not even on the playing field until the next election when they can certainly be the referee to decide who stays on the field of play (the Council), who is not selected for the team (those who have not performed) and who the new players will be (those who have done things for their community and want to champion their area).
The problem is though the final selection of the First Team (Executive Board) is done behind closed doors when the real back scratching starts to make sure the inner sanctum of power is determined by Group Leaders who have the power to select and financially reward their first team players with a bonus even before they have done anything.
Every ratepayer and resident of Wrexham is a shareholder of Wrexham County Borough Council- there’s no dividend this year again as I am having to pay more to be a Shareholder in a year through rates yet I know I will receive less benefit. If this happened with a Football Team what would happen- the manager would get the sack and under performing players relegated to the benches and a wage cut for not being in the First Team.
Lets bring this type of sustem in and give the Shareholders (general public) a level of control
I like this. Well put into laymans language
In my opinion if the Job vacancies of Leader £48000k,Deputy Leader £35000k,Executive Board Officers £29000k were to be advertised,the present incumbents of those positions in WCBC would not get on to the short list.With those sort of salaries being up for grabs,I would think that there were more suitable applicants with better qualifications and expertise.
Do you think it possible if this is passed by the Executive Board then the Independants may call it in to be reviewed by a Scrutiny Committee?
@benjaminm 11968 wrote:
Katia, I think you have attributed the quote to the wrong person.
I think you will find that that comment was made by Jimbo, not me. Just putting the record straight.
Katia, Benjamin is correct.I did not know of Nantyglo Community Leisure I thought Wales ended at Welshpool.:):)
@benjaminm 11961 wrote:
I also note there has not been one mention of the fact that WCBC have managed to achieve the lowest percentage increase in Council Tax in the whole of Wales, without resorting to the ‘advice’ of the armchair economists who frequent these forums.
I would personally rather pay a 5% increase to keep the facilities that we already have.Provided that WCBC manage those facilities in the future,better than they have done in the past.I do not hear of any other authority in Wales closing down Leisure activities.
@zinger 11918 wrote:
Are they not going to be recruited and trained locally? :-)
Your guess is as good as mine.Can we believe what they tell us?
There has to be an incentive to a prison officer to move to Wrexham’s new prison.I do not know how many officers are required but they certainly need homes.
Have you thought of HOMES for Prison Officers?
@zinger 11904 wrote:
£138,613, £120,000, £250,000 figures quoted from the last few posts. My word, there is a bit of creative accounting going on.
Zinger, The figure I quoted for Mayor of £138,613 was given to me by Wrexham.com from a Freedom of Information request that they put in to WCBC.A smile and being pleasant does not cost anything, I agree, so why do we have to pay for the mayor to smile?
The cost of running the Mayor is quoted as £138,613.If that what it costs for a feel good factor,is there no cheaper feel good factor ideas?
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