ePetition details

We the undersigned petition the council to Immediately review the creation of a Political Assistant Officer ADC946 Circa £30,000 per year from the PUBLIC PURSE, specifically the justification to further assist the Ashfield Independent Party after the vast expansion of the Cabinet Posts at the commencement of their administration. Ashfield residents have a right to an explanation, when it involves the public purse.

From their first Council after election the Ashfield Independents’ created additional Cabinet Positions plus an additional Vice Chair position. These come with substantial enhanced payments over their 2019 - 2023 administration of over £210,000 from the public purse.
Employers are obliged to by arrangement release local government elected officials to complete their duties, and any loss of pay would be adequately covered by the members allowance scheme.
Justification is required for a further expense from the public purse, after so much has already been allowed.

This ePetition runs from 24/08/2020 to 17/11/2020.

83 people have signed this ePetition.