OPINION: Can we all just accentuate the positive?
OPINION: Think about being in a job where no matter what you did or decision you made, it was called wrong and devastating to 100,000 people.
That's what these councillors face every day.
If they make a decision they're accused of making the wrong one and not listening to the community.
If they don't make a decision they're accused of lacking leadership and vision.
While trying to spruik this region's potential they're constantly blocked by negativity.
By all means join the debate and accuse whomever you want about making a decision that didn't benefit you - that's a democracy.
But don't push the same point week after week - surely the time could be better spent doing up your shop, being positive and promoting our region.
Now, don't accuse me of being a PR machine for this council.
Anyone who reads the Chronicle would know I've written stories that have annoyed every person in the chamber at least once.
I've been called disgraceful, biased (and other words that I can't write here) by several different councillors at some stage.
Walk on the beach, through portside or have lunch in a park and stop talking negatively about this beautiful place.
Sure there are always things the council could do better. But make your criticisms in the best interests of the region.