Clover's eNews - No 606

Clover Moore's terrific Independent Team for Sydney 2012Hundreds of Sydneysiders crowded their way into our fundraising dinner last night - It's one of the biggest things we've ever done, and it was fully booked! I don't think I can overstate how much that support means.

I was so proud to introduce our fabulous independent team. See the picture and you can read more about them here. We've been out doorknocking most of this week, and we're getting some good feedback.

If you want a Council that gets things done, we need and sincerely appreciate your support:

And remember, if you want to have your say on the big issues facing our city, you need to be enrolled to vote. Just 10 days left until the rolls close:

This week, I've been on a "pram tour" of Kings Cross to look at the issues facing young families, I've met with public housing tenants in Glebe, and welcomed a group of new Australians at a citizenship ceremony.

Yesterday I attended the Tourism and Transport Forum's Australian Transport Summit. It was great to hear Steve Heminger from San Francisco Bay Area's Metropolitan Transportation Commission talk about the importance of sustainability in his city.

Later, I joined a panel with Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, former SA Premier Mike Rann and Mike Mrdak, Secretary of the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport. The panel talked about cities needing a sustainable plan for the future and all agreed that a long term plan for transport infrastructure was vital.

The repercussions of Thomas Kelly's tragic death in Kings Cross continue to reverberate across the city. On Tuesday night, I joined Malcolm Turnbull (Federal MP for Wentworth), George Souris (NSW Minister for Hospitality), Mark Murdoch (Assistant Police Commissioner), Paul Nicolaou (Australian Hotels Association CEO) and Don Weatherburn (Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research) at a forum organised by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Despite the politicking from Minister Souris, who claimed small bars are out of control, there's a general understanding that the City has done the research, we all know what needs to be done, we just need the State Government to get on and do it

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I hope you're having a great weekend!



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