A scheduled meeting with the Darebin Mayor, Susan Rennie and council officers on planning for the 50th birthday celebrations for Preston Market was cancelled today because the Mayor was offended by a meme posted on this website and the Save Our Preston Market facebook page.
It would be fantastic if council minuted records of voting by councilors so that they could refute the claim with statistics. Despite multiple requests to do so from DADA and others, they have not yet agreed. Instead this council decided to cancel calling for divisions which up until then was the only official way of recording votes in council minutes.
DADA does not intend to offend anybody but Councillor Newton and other incumbent Councillors used the Save Our Preston Market campaign for self promotion during the last council election. They are seen to enjoy the publicity but do not like us pointing out hypocrisy on their part.