OPINION: I wonder where Councillor Sherril George (letters, Sept 20) found her 'five affluent councillors' who are having travel costs paid to go to Japan. I asked around and could not find any councillor who at this stage intended to head off overseas at the expense of the ratepayer.
The "two councillors on the review committee' whom Councillor George indicated were clearly shocked and stunned at her accusation. I certainly understand that there is the possibility of a trip to Japan and China, but to make yet another outrageously untrue statement regarding councillors is just deceptive, to say the least.
Obviously poor Mr Houwers is being fed the same misleading information but hopefully at least he will be prepared to apologise to people that he has falsely named.
Can I perhaps offer Councillor George some advice that I always gave my children . . . in the words of Thumper's mother, 'if you can't say something nice, then don't say nothing at all'.
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