Misner joins in council kickathon
First it was retail giant, Gerry Harvey, putting the boot in. Now SAE College founder and president, Tom Misner, has joined the kickathon with a snarling attack on Byron Council and its mayor, Cr Jan Barham.
Supporting Mr Harvey's claims in the Australian Financial Review and the Northern Star that Byron Shire councillors were 'idiots, nitwits and ratbags', Mr Misner, in a letter to the Byron News, said Cr Barham had lost the plot and had become a "bitter, frustrated rebel without a clue".
He said under her leadership nothing had been accomplished, except an increase in the council's legal spending.
Mr Misner said eventually "the people of this great shire will not tolerate a bunch of extreme dark greens imposing their tyrannical ideologies from the privileged positions of public office."
He said the council's approach to regulations and policies were serving only to destroy one of the best locations in Australia.
"Many of us" were initiating action hoping and waiting for the Government to appoint an administrator, he said.
Cr Barham said she was disappointed with the personal attack on her and would look at making a full response to Mr Misner's claims.