Tonight’s council meeting was Paul Burke’s last – confirming rumours that his tenure of 17 years at Glen Eira is now over. Whether this is a ‘willing departure’ or a forced one is open to speculation of course. However, it is our belief that there was still plenty of time left on his current contract.

We can only hope that Ms McKenzie is slowly but surely putting her stamp on a new, community oriented council that pays much, much more than lip service to the ideals of working with and for residents. Judging by tonight’s performance by the vast majority of councillors, they still have to learn this lesson!