High noon for voters

Lord mayor Basil Zempilas wants more voters at council meetings.

PERTH council’s next meeting will be held at midday as part of an ongoing effort to get more people along.

The public gallery has historically been deserted compared to other councils’ rowdy arenas, and until the past couple of years the public weren’t allowed to speak (the CEO just read out written questions).

Lord mayor Basil Zempilas said they were running the noon meeting as an “experiment … so that members of the community have an opportunity to attend meetings held during the day, rather than only during the evening”.

The first nooner meeting is on May 25 at council house, level 9.

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