Moreland Council election has come around again.
For North-east ward 4 Councillors are to be elected, from 19 candidates.
For North-west ward 4 Councillors are to be elected, from 17 candidates.
For South ward 3 Councillors are to be elected, from 15 candidates.
I don’t know about you but I want Councillors that are prepared to engage with residents on multiple issues.
We have been tracking candidate responses to community group surveys, pledges and forums on various issues. What we are interested in reporting is engagement, not the respective views of candidates to a particular survey.
This provides a measure for candidate engagement.
Do you really want to elect someone who only talks to their community circle and ignores other significant citizen engagement?
North East Ward
Note: There is a separate article on North East Ward candidates, surveys, pledges, and their How to Vote cards.
North West Ward
Climate Forum: 5 for attending, 2 for apology, 1 for responding but not attending, 0 for no response
Climate Survey: 5 for responding, 0 for no response
Climate Emergency Photo 3 for photo, 0 for no response
Walk on Moreland: 5 for responding, 4 for responding but not answering the questions, 0 for no response
Fair Parking Moreland: 5 for answering, 4 for responding but ‘failing’ test, 0 for no response
Hosken Reserve Pledge: 5 for pledging, 4 for responding but not answering yes or No, 0 for no response
Rainbow Pledge: 5 for pledging, 3 for partial pledge, 0 for no response
ASU Pledge: 5 for pledge, 0 for no response
Some surveys have a pass/fail judgement call. We are interested in engagement, not so much the responses. We do take into account when candidates do not respond in the format suggested, by a slight discount in the scoring.
The surveys, Pledges and forums
Three candidate forums were held, one in each ward. 33 responses were received to the climate survey of candidates. Both the forums and candidate survey can be viewed at Climate Action Moreland.
- North East Ward Page and candidate climate responses.
- North West Ward Page and candidate climate responses
- South Ward Page and candidate climate responses
- Photos of candidates with a climate emergency sign.
Other surveys and Pledges included:
- Walk on Moreland Survey
- Fair Parking Moreland Survey
- Moreland BUG survey
- Hosken Reserve Pledge
- Rainbow Pledge
- Australian Services Union Pledge – scroll down to the Moreland City Council tab
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