AT the last couple of council meetings I have copped a little bit of good-natured ribbing about my newspaper ads. One councillor said he would like to see the council running similar ads, possibly instead of mine. One of my election platforms was that the council should produce a newsletter or I would do it myself. My newspaper ads are a major part of my communicating with the community, and every ad prompts people to send me an email or give me a call. This is as it should be.
So yes, the council needs to get cracking with a communications strategy, but no, my advertisements will not be stopping until I run out of money. My first month's advertising cost me more than I received from my councillor allowance. I wonder what other councillors do with their allowance?