Blacktown Sun, 16 May 2011
Many of those volunteers and other residents planned to air their grievances at an Urban Animals Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Monday.
The meeting was postponed at the last minute by its chairman, mayor Allan Pendleton, who had to attend an awards ceremony.
Mariette Blackmore, a volunteer who was sacked from walking and grooming animals at the pound, criticised the decision.
“[The mayor] has been trying to black out whatever the committee advises, if he doesn’t agree with it”, she said.
Cr Dickens, a vet, is on the committee with the mayor and Cr Julie Griffith. He had not been given a reason why the meeting was not going ahead and said he or Cr Griffith could have chaired it.