The Echo has an interview with Independent Tory Councillor Toby Mountain here.
….Mr Mountain said: “It is important to remember that at every level, we are the servants and not masters of those who elect us, transparency is paramount.
“Since I pushed the suggestion that there should be a higher level of democratic accountability and more transparent discussion and debate within the decision-making process of the ruling administration, I have been on the receiving end of unpleasantness, hypocrisy, threats and abuse.
“This is not what I signed up for.”
Mr Mountain explained in Tuesday’s meeting how an idea to increase parking charges throughout the week, along with the idea of Saturday charges, was put forward at a council awayday in January.
Members agreed to further discussion on the suggestions, but no debate was held until the full council meeting on January 28….
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