Why Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor won’t be standing for re-election
The City of Subiaco Mayor has indicated she won’t stand for re-election, citing a dysfunctional environment at council as her main reason for the decision.
Speaking with 6PR’s Gareth Parker, Penny Taylor said she’s lost faith in the council’s ability to do its job.
“There is so much I love about being mayor, it is really an honour and a privilege,” she said.
“But there are a number of things that have been occurring in our local government, and if you’re the Mayor, you do have your name to that, and there are some things that are occurring that I don’t want my name to.”
She said the are “ongoing issues” within the Subiaco council, which have led her to bow out.
“We have a role to make proper decisions, and I don’t feel comfortable unless I am absolutely assured that we are doing that,” Ms Taylor said.
“I think that I could win if I re-stood, but I have to look at what I am going to win, and what I think is important is being absolutely confident that council is discharging its duties correctly.
“The last two years have been particularly difficult when it is driven by petty squabbles.”
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(Photo: Penny Taylor/ Facebook.)