July 2019, Year XI, n. 7
Climate Change. Sydney Lord Mayor is ready for battle
Telos: Every time someone talks about the direct election of the Prime Minister, people use the very evocative expression "Mayor of Italy". So, is it true that a Mayor has, in the administration of his or her own city, more power than the Prime Minister has today?
Clover Moore: Of Australia’s three tiers of government, local government is the level that works most closely with the community. As Lord Mayor of Australia’s global city for fifteen years, I am proud of my role in leading the development and implementation of our internationally renowned long-term plan, Sustainable Sydney 2030. By working closely with residents and businesses in our local government area, we’ve championed practical and progressive public policy based on community representation and demonstrated what an open and accountable government looks like.
Local government leaders can have an enormous and positive impact on their community and that’s what we have demonstrated at the City of Sydney – developing a global reputation for delivering award-winning facilities, protecting open space, promoting design excellence, delivering walkways and cycleways, championing sustainability, supporting and encouraging creativity, and initiating progressive solutions to the problems all global cities face ...more
CLIMATE, climate, climate and more climate. A woman4climate. Here is the description that best suits Clover Moore, the Lord Mayor of Sydney. A politician that began her battle in defense of the climate when perhaps not even the parents of Greta or Howey Ou, the only Chinese girl who participated in the strike for the climate, were born. She pioneered a grassroots approach to politics, effectively side-stepping the traditional big political party way of looking at the world ...more