Snowy Monaro Regional Councillor John Last’s motion of no confidence against Mayor John Rooney was passed in an eight to three vote at the ordinary council meeting on Wednesday April 17.
Councillors Rogan Corbett and James Ewart were the only two who voted with the mayor against the motion. Shortly afterwards Cr Last leaned towards the two councillors and said, “I’ll bring you two down next”.
Cr Last then retracted this comment after Mayor Rooney requested he do so.
The passing of the no confidence motion has no legal impact on Mayor Rooney’s position, who has indicated he will remain mayor until the end of his elected term in September 2019.
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