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Selfish Randwick Mayor I was amazed to read the letter “Mayor Pollutes Randwick...” in the last edition of The Beast. I cannot believe that in this day and age any politician thinks it is acceptable to be driving around in a big V8 car (unless he has an official caravan he needs to tow around). I live in Bondi, and the Waverley mayor seems to be able to carry out her duties perfectly well driving a hybrid car, as did her predeces- sor. Although it doesn’t affect me (my rates get squandered on things like dog lines rather than excessive petrol bills), I am really interested to know why the Randwick mayor needs such a car.


Could The Beast please publish any response they receive from the mayor of Randwick, or better still, extend an invitation to him to be interviewed by The Beast so he can explain why he needs the V8 car. Jon Wilson, Bondi


Give Mayor The Middle Finger I’ve just sobered up enough from Christmas and New Year’s cel- ebrations to be able to focus my eyes on the January issue of your magazine. Is that article about the Randwick mayor for real? If so, what the f*ck is he thinking? That’s a disgrace. If I see him drive past I won’t be giving him the little finger, I’ll be giving him my middle finger. Get real mayor - don’t you know what’s happening to the planet? George, Maroubra


Send The Mayor A Letter Although I believe that the letter by Mr Ian Simpson of Clovelly in the December issue of The Beast magazine was rather rude, I must


confess that I am in general con- sensus with the views he crassly expressed regarding our mayor’s decision to change from using an environmentally friendly hybrid car to a rather large, and dare I say noisy, V8 Commodore.


Because Mr Simpson resorted to ridicule in order to make what I believe to be quite an important point, it would not surprise me if the mayor chose to ignore him alto- gether. If, like me, you would like to get a response from the mayor, instead of making a “small finger sign” (and I don’t really understand what that signifies), I urge anybody who managed to get to the end of Mr Simpson’s letter without blushing, and who did agree with the general point, to write a letter to the mayor. I’m also told by my grandchil- dren that it would be possible to email him, and that this would most likely be faster than posting a letter. Unless we let politicians know we are displeased with their actions, they will presume that we approve of everything they do. It will only


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