Wednesday, 16 December 2009

It's official: Alan Blake is the laziest Councillor

In the 15 month period to 26 June 2009, Cairns Regional Councillor Alan Blake, missed one in every six Council meetings.
The Local Government Act 1993 requires local Governments to record details of meetings attended by each councillor during the year.
Although Councillor Blake attended all the ordinary Council meetings, he missed one of the Planning and Environment meetings, and two Sports, Arts, Culture and Community Services committee meetings.
Blake also did not attend three Finance and Administration of which he was chair.
Additionally he didn't turn up for three Works and Services and three Water and Waste meetings, making 12 meetings he was absent from.
It's interesting to note in light of these absences, it was Councillor Blake that moved a motion on 3rd April 2008, seconded by Margaret Cochrane, that Council approve "the rate of Councillor's remuneration is the upper limit of Category 6."
Councillors Robert Pyne, Paul Gregory and Sno Bonneau missed one of the ordinary Council meetings. Nancy Lanskey, Kirsten Lesina, Margaret Cochrane were the only Councillors to attend all scheduled meetings.
When CairnsBlog tried to contact Mr Blake to ask for a comment about his absence, his message service said he was in a meeting. Yeah right.

36 comments:

The Positive Cairns Party said...
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Mason Jasmes said...

hE DIDN'T TURN UP TO CHAIR HIS OWN FINANCE MEETINGS??? ARE YOU EFFING SERIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Griffin at the Beach said...

haha The Postive Party is rather clever in showing the qualities of our in-famous councillor Blake the Dodge Ball Blake.

He desearves all the bad press he gets.

Wonder if he's still hanging around with the shamed Kerrie Hull ? anyone know?

Miss Chief. said...

Nice to see where our monies are going...and he's not even pretty!

The definition of a narcissistic personality disorder seems to be a check list for at least 2 wannabe politicos and a great many others on all levels of government. Anyone know if it's a requirement to meet at least 80% of this list?

As for Councillor Blake...He get's an A+!

Blake upon Hull said...

Old casanover Blake is very much on the job with the disgraced but cashed up Ms Hull.

Hmm has anyone else noticed the new dimond and gold ring the former council manager is wearing these days? Wedding bells maybe? (thx for the tip off Sno!)

nocturnal congress said...

Narcissists and sociopathic personalities are very prevalent in key positions today. The community places a high value on superficial charm such as "smiles", ie the baring of teeth, meaningless niceties such as "Have a nice day" and how a person looks and dresses. They tend to do much better at job interviews than those who have normal psychologies. They will continue to fill key positions until the community at large re-examines its own values, ie not in our lifetime.

Thornton On Spence said...

A new ring for the squeeze!!!!! I wonder if this was part of the haul of "valuable" Jewellry stolen from his Whitfield home along with a "large" sum of cash a few years ago? Reality is that he has these rings made in Thailand due to the fact he hands out so many.
As for the subject matter of lazy this contradicts his claims on the Council Website. At least Blake has not disappeared from this Blog.

I Am The Stig said...

Wow. Has the Positive Cairns Party described our Cr Blake with uncanny accuracy through the interpretation of Narcissistic. I love it and will now include it in my description of this failure of a man. If you are reading this Blakey take note and have a reality check.

Gray said...

200,000 watts of pumping power in Lake Street - how is Blakey gonna compete with that!

gedwards said...

In the Know
It never ceases to amaze me how people without the courage to say things to ones face use a supposedly political forum to launch personal attacks, it takes a lot of courage to hide behind a blog.
In regards to Ms Hull let us look at a few facts instead of nasty ill informed comments from wounded ego’s

Fact 1 “The Ring”
Wow what a lot of fuss over a piece of Jewellery that consists of old pieces of jewellery from Kerie’s mum and a wedding ring that she no longer had a use for melted down and made into a nice ring, the work of which was paid for by her mother a nice gesture from a mother to a daughter.

Fact 2 “The disgraced Ms Hull”

Disgraced from what, the council, Kerie Hull won an unfair dismissal case against the council to clear her name using the same legal rights that all Australians are entitled to a large portion of her payout went to legal costs and we know how bad they can be hmmm “Cashed up” sounds like the green eyed monster to me.

Fact 3 “Kerrie hulls relationship with anybody”

Keri Hull is single who she is seeing is her business she is not hurting anybody, certainly not you, Kerie has been subject to numerous calls from person or persons unknown, most of them nasty and stem from a petty desire to get even, these phone calls come under the stalking laws and the police would dearly love to have a long talk of their own with this person, in time they will.

Fact 4 “get a life”

And you know who you are, move on, quit annoying a nice person bringing up 2 young children who is moving along nicely it’s sad, your sad and at the end of the day pitiful

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Fact 2 is bullsh#t said...

Kerie did not "win" an unfair dismissal case. A settlement was reached prior to this, so all parties could avoid regurgitating their tasteless and deceitful behaviour. So much for the facts.

hieronymus bosch said...

- If you are reading this Blakey take note and have a reality check.

Indeed he is. Prolly go in 'the file'.

- 200,000 watts of pumping power in Lake Street - how is Blakey gonna compete with that!

Perhaps it's no coincidence that it's so close to his abode.

Mirror Mirror said...

Facts and truth.

These are abstract illusions in the world of Spin doctors and ego driven wantabees like Alan Blake.

Fact is Mister Blake you've not been showing up for work.
Work we pay you to do on our behalf.

I heard on the grapevine what you miss in council time you make up for on phone time.

Biggest bill in CRC.

I think we would all like to see the breakdown of private verses professional on that bill.

Pick your game up AB stop looking in the mirror do you job and make us all change our minds about you before the next election.

nocturnal congress said...

Cr Alan Blake did bot have dinner tonight with Kerri Hull at Brothers Leagues Club. He was within sight of half of the entire Cairns West ALP Branch, having dinner with an unidentified woman. Incidentally, diners tonight included Martin Tenni, the former NLP Member for Barron River and Father Tung Yep of the Anglican Church.

Reading between the lines said...

Re gedward's comments,

where is Factman when you need him Huh??????

Northern Beaches Warrior said...

I believe that Cllr Lesina was not in attendance at the Ordinary Meeting of 25th November 2009.

AB's log said...

Dinner with associate tonight at Brothers. God this place is so lowbrow, how the hell did I pick up such riff raff in my division? Wait! fooled myself again, this is Forsyth country. Dammit, I gotta start remembering where 5 starts and ends. That prick from Rambutan close is still at me about not knowing his street. If only I could just have the CBD, with it's powerful pumps and art gallery. It is my fortress, I feel so strong there, no one could touch me, not even that creep Mike Moore.

I Am The Stig said...

Hey Mike
With Cr Blakes love of his Blackberry he would have to be a Twitter. Can you publish the link to his Twitter connection so we can all see what he is up to.

Dr Watson said...

What Congress? Half the West Cairns ALP branch was having dinner with an unidentified woman at Brothers? How many unidentified women is that?

AB's log in indeed a sad diary. A lonely man crying out for help who selflessy wanders the CBD streets counting how many different types of pavers there are and what this means for our rates. A man passionate about trees!

Hang on! F*** the trees and pavers who's that new blonde over there .....

Sherlock Holmes said...

Watson you fool. There is only one way to understand the mysterious Snake .... ummm I mean Blake! We must travel to Florida and talk to Tiger Woods and his potentially estranged scandinavian blonde ex partner! It may seem obscure but there is much in common here Watson! There is likely more to learn here on Snake .... ummm I mean Blake .... than at a West Cairns ALP meeting at Brothers!?!

Dr Watson said...

My God Holmes! You realise the consequences of what you have just postulated? Six degrees of separation perhaps?

Sherlock Holmes said...

Yes Watson. The consequences may indeed be stark for Cairns. The consequence of six degrees of separation make it almost inevitable that at some point Blake and Woods have parred the same hole as it were? Florida Watson .....

Kerrie Hull's Minder said...

Any one who prides themselves of their dignity would come out of their bunker and defend their honour.

Why then does not Blake come out and defend his dignity?

Is it because he would like to remain a small target?

Is it because he would rather remain lascivious and continue his duplicity?

Is it because he has just given up defending his stature as its all to hard?

I would be interested in reading Blogger's contributions on Blake's behaviour.

Factman said...

Hey Minder ...

"Is it because ...?"
"Is it because ...?"
"Is it because ...?"

I reckon it's because he doesn't read this stupid blog subject.

And that's a fact ...

Factman2 said...

You are a silly arse Factman, the more Blakey is villified on CairnsBlog ... the more he feels compelled to read it (as is KB, Rughead, Margie, Maxie Brown, et al).
They're like you, just can't stay away.

Premdas said...

Martin Tenni now there is an evil psychopathic racist fascist scumbag we don't hear much about these days.

How many wonderful people and families did this mongrel dog destroy when his govt. led the murderous crime gangs with total pig Bjelke-Petersen.

Just shows how good people are that cretin Tenni even feels safe to go in public.

I hope the dog bone he's chewing on gets stuck in his toxic throat and he chokes to a slow painful death. Would be a wonderful and fitting finale for all the horrendous black deaths in custody and bashings his Nazi jackboot regime presided over.

Paul C Adams said...

Premdas,
The pyschopathic tendancies that you allude to seem to suit your own personality more than those you attack.

You are extremely lucky that CairnsBlog has allowed you to rant thusly; if I were facilitator I would refuse to allow your spiteful comments to be posted.

nocturnal congress said...

Sheeeesh Premdas. I gather you don't like the former Member for Barron River much?

The Grateful Mac said...

The former member for Baron River can be heard regularly on 4CA bragging about the good old days when all was well in Queensland. No mention ever of corruption and brown paper bags...

Thaddeus said...

I remember when the corrupt Terry Lewis started the smear campaign against the former Police Commissioner, the honest Ray Whitrod. Like all bullying campaigns aimed to destroy a persons reputation, everyone wanted to become part of the crowd and joined in and all the local police would refer to Whitrod as "Shitrod".

Nigel Banning said...

True to form whenever we read Factman's contributions they always have a central theme...a case of defending the indefensible.

One wonders if he is kept on a retainer, paid for by the Boys Club, to shadow revealing contributions. No doubt he aims to be rewarded in time.

Factman, sometimes its wise just to go fishing!

And that's a fact.

The Positive Cairns Party said...

A word of advice councilor, as long as you swan about town attacking those who are defenseless and not empowered to fight back, continually discrediting, defaming and spreading malicious lies, they will continue to speak out any way they can. Learn some humility, consider all this feedback thoughtfully and take a risk - vacate this Walter Mitty world of fantasy you occupy and perhaps you might actually find friends among your enemies. The ball is indeed in your court and you know the number

The Positive Cairns Party said...

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fourth edition, DSM IV-TR, a widely used manual for diagnosing mental disorders, defines narcissistic personality disorder as:[1]

A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
3. believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
4. requires excessive admiration
5. has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
6. is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
7. lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
8. is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
So now we understand what drives this man.

nocturnal congress said...

Oh well researched, The Positive Cairns Party. Now you know why narcissistic borderline disorder types are so prevalent in key positions. Basically, they are all about "getting what they want".
Sadly, our modern society with its emphasis on superficialities and competitive as opposed to co-operative values system actively encourages and promotes these people. Someone mentioned earlier, the former corrupt Police Commissioner, Terry Lewis. It is highly probable he is one. By selling himself when he was only a Sergeant, by ingratiating himself with Bjelke-Petersen, by smearing Whitrod, he was able to leap frog up the ladder into the Commissioner's position. I have said before and will say again, that when promotion based on "merit" was introduced into so many organisations during the 1980s, replacing the time old and honoured promotion based on "experience", it allowed the narcissists and sociopaths an easy ride to the top. People with normal psychologies can not compete with them based on the values of today.