‘Rotten Pact System’ broken in Rosslare; Cllr Codd

CLLR JIM CODD claims 60 houses were left idle in Wexford over the Christmas period. Pic; WexfordToday.com

At a time when the ‘Pact System’ is being applied to local authorities across the country, one newly elected councillor in the Rosslare Municipal District is celebrating what he describes as “the end of the old pact system.”
Cllr Jim Codd told WexfordToday.com he welcomed the support of the other four councillors, two Fine Gael, one Fianna Fail and one Independent, in accepting a more democratic system for the election of chair and vice-chair over the next five years at the first meeting of the five-seater new Rosslare district.
“I’ve made an appeal to the parties and other representatives to defy the norm and refuse to accept any power pact in the Rosslare Council,” the Aontú councillor said. “Instead I proposed that each of the five elected councillors take one year each as Cathaoirleach in order of how they were elected. This seemed to me to represent a respect for all those who voted and show radically good will going forward that we could use to work closer together and make things so much better for everyone in this new district.”
Cllr Codd’s suggestion was backed by Cllr Lisa McDonald and Cllr Jim Moore and recorded in the minutes of the inaugural meeting. Each councillor in the district will now get the chance to act as Cathaoirleach for one year.

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