Monday, 27 February 2012

Cairns Councillor Sno Bonneau withdraws from election

Cairns Regional Councillor Sno Bonneau will not contest the local government election at the end of April.

In announcing his decision he cited his 17 years of service to the community.

The northern beaches councillor is subject to a Crime and Misconduct Commission investigation with the findings due to be announced in the next 24 hours.

5 comments:

Miss Conduct. said...

Aw such a shame I liked whats his name he was so wonderfull and nice like a koala.
Sits in his tree eats leaves and shits on anything below.
Poor Sno.

Janet Brown said...

He said on ABC this morning he hoped to travel once he stepped down. I thought that was what he had been doing for the last 4 (or is that 17) years!

Yodie Batzke said...

Hi Mike thanks for update. Will you be posting outcomes on CMC findings on Cairns Blog?

Terry Vance said...

I'm sure the residents of Clifton Beach are just thrilled with this verdict.

Michael Weitzmann said...

Yodie I agree, I posted comment below on previous post regarding Sno Bonneau viz CMC findings to be announced......

Well, it was announced a few days ago that Sno Bonneau has had the allegations against him dropped in an unambiguous manner.

Mr. Bonneau appeared on the 4CA John MacKenzie talk show and talked about the reasons he was leaving public life. Councillor Bonneau agreed with Mr. MacKenzie that attacks on him by "annonymous" online antagonists (Hillbilly Watch Blog???) had made serving in Public Office more difficult as there is no recourse to allegations from this quarter.

Within a day, Councillor Bonneau was back on the talk show after the news that the allegations against him had been dropped by CMC, which dismissed them in strong terms. Councillor Bonneau was at the time still considering his legal options, re pressing for damages.

All of this news seems to have escaped the Hillbilly Watch Blog. Incidentaly, the Hillbilly Watch blog was also identified by name by a certain caller for the first time (that I have heard) on the talk show. I'm awaiting the response of Hillbilly Watch.....