A new Mayoral candidate from Cornubia has entered the race to become Logan City Council’s new Mayor. Paul Taylor has resided in Logan for the past 26 years, originally from India, and was the first person to import fully-finished granite memorials, to the stonemasonry industry, in Queensland. He still operates this successful memorial business in Logan, employing locals.
Mr Taylor says that like others, he is appalled by how the former council treated ratepayers with utter contempt and that he had been approached by several Logan-based business owners, residents and some members of the Logan Ratepayers’ Association, to stand for election to the role of Mayor.
“I have always had a strong interest in holding our elected representatives to account and I believe that is why I have already received much support from the community, as a candidate for Logan City Mayor. People know I am incorruptible and I will be proposing that a functioning whistleblowers hotline be set-up to deter any misconduct or corruption,” Mr Taylor said.
Mr Taylor takes pride in being a straight shooter and says that his background as a former store manager and then Senior Executive from Coles Supermarkets has equipped him with people management, budgetary, strategic forward planning and time management skills. Mr Taylor has said he will demonstrate these skills to create an efficient Council, if elected as Mayor next year.
“My first priority will be to cut all lurks and perks that a Mayor or Councillors can receive, including their unlimited petrol allowance. All salaries of elected representatives will also be frozen for the term. This is what the public expect in this economic environment and I will deliver this for the Logan community.”
Mr Taylor said he would also freeze all residential and business rates and charges for the term, to help ease the cost of living and operating a business, in the city of Logan.
“I know that people work hard for their money and that it is a struggle for some to turn on their heating, put fuel in their car and food on their table. I want Logan City Council to serve as an administrative body for local services and projects, not be there to collect revenue from ratepayers, without delivering results. A council under my leadership will be efficient, be transparent and be accountable to the ratepayers.”