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SSC Newspaper : September 2010
THE GREAT HERITAGE DEBATE: HOW MUCH SHOULD WE SAVE? SEE PAGE 13 Will mayoral election be a one-horse race? Sydney's Fringe Festival, which opened this weekend, has more events than ever in the Inner West like troupe Blonde Ambition pictured here. Full story on page 18 HOW THE FRINGE WENT WEST NEW FOOD FESTIVAL To be launched at Spring Fair. Special report on page 9 WIN TICKETS TO BEN HUR Special report on arena spectacular. See back page HUNT FOR POISON PEN WRITER Council targeted. See page 3 www.ourstrathfield.com.au • SEPTEMBER 2010 FREEWHERE YOUR VOICE MATTERS By Natalie O'Brien Only one councillor has so far put up his hand for Strath eld Council's top job. e Deputy Mayor of Strath eld, Labor councillor Keith Kwon, has signalled he will stand for the position of mayor when it becomes vacant later this month. Cr Kwon, who ser ved as mayor from 2008 to 2009, is the only councillor to ag his intentions in a survey conducted by the Scene. e other councillors are keeping their position under wraps. e only councillor to rule himself out of the race is Liberal councillor Bill Carney. Cr Carney has ser ved on the council since 2004 and held the position of mayor for two years from 2005 to 2007. Current Liberal mayor Tony Maroun must step down from the position this month, 12 months a er he was appointed. Mayor Maroun has declined to comment on whether he will stand again. It is not known whether Independent Councillor Paul Barron plans to stand. e Scene has been unable to contact Cr Barron, who served as mayor previously in 2008. ere are only six councillors le on the council following the resignation of Independent councillor Danny Lim in July. e mayoral appointment is only for 12 months. At the end of the term the mayor then nominates a date for councillors to elect a new mayor. is week, it was revealed that the vote for a new mayor will take place on September 21. Deputy Mayor, Keith Kwon