LETTER: The power of a mayor’s vote

THE bloc-voting situation  at Port Stephens Council (‘‘Bruce almighty’’ Herald 1/3) is no better illustrated than by the handling of the proposed high-density development at the isolated, rural area of Wallalong. 

It is well-known that  mayor Bruce MacKenzie is in favour of this massive development. 

 This proposal came to council recently for approval. 

In front of a large crowd that was there to voice opposition, Cr MacKenzie used his  vote to approve the development. 

This development has been rejected at state level more than once before.

 The community rejected it,  other councillors rejected it – but Cr MacKenzie did not. How is this in any way doing the best thing for Port Stephens ratepayers?  

 Deborah Lewis, 

Wallalong