Full Consultation Needed on Councillor Remuneration
Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has said that there needs to be a full consultation exercise on any proposed remuneration for Councillors under the Review of Public Administration.
Mr. Boylan said,
“The announcement today by Environmental Minister Alex Attwood that he is proposing a remuneration package for Councillors who retire under the RPA must be fully consulted upon.
“While everyone appreciates the dedication that Councillors bring to local Government we must at times of severe economic hardship be realistic about how we pay for any proposal including looking to protect the ratepayer from undue fees.
“This proposal by the Minister is a distraction in delivering the full RPA package that would bring about economic savings for all new Council area.”