Just received this from Mary Drost. Maree and I certainly are not protest attenders but this is so important for our futures, we have decided to participate.
Maree and Ian
THIS IS MY PERSONAL PLEA TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU TO SUPPORT ME IN THIS NEW VENTURE
Today Sunday, I was called to a meeting of Mayors. They have formed a Coalition of Concerned Councillors (CCC) and are right now writing to all councillors across
This Coalition asked PLANNING BACKLASH to form a joint venture with them in their strong opposition to Brumbys high handed takeover of Planning and Development, so eliminating residents and councils from having any say in what happens in their areas. Hard won resident rights have been removed with the stroke of a pen. This is the end to resident rights and in effect – democracy.
A decision was taken today to start this campaign on the Steps of Parliament on Wednesday 10th June at 1 pm and invite parliamentarians out to hear our position.
Much planning is still be done, but this public statement must be made while the media is still interested in the subject. Did you see the letters in the Age on Saturday including one from me?
Getting together with the Coalition of Concerned Councillors (CCC) is a first and will get media interest. However, the CCC is relying on us to get residents there and to run it. They will help with resources.
It is vital that we have a huge crowd at the rally so that the Government recognizes our determination to reclaim and retain our democratic rights.
So please, please, don’t let me down. Be there and bring others. Tell your members and neighbours and friends and family.
This is an incredible opportunity, unprecendented, but without YOU it will be a flop.
in all sincerity