Small Business leader and City of Sydney Councillor, Angela Vithoulkas announces plans to contest 2016 election

Award winning business entrepreneur and Independent City of Sydney Councillor Angela Vithoulkas, today announced plans to form a new political team, the Sydney Matters Independent Team, and her plans to contest the position of Lord Mayor at the 2016 City of Sydney local government elections.

Award winning business entrepreneur and Independent City of Sydney Councillor Angela Vithoulkas, today announced plans to form a new political team, the Sydney Matters Independent Team, and her plans to contest the position of Lord Mayor at the 2016 City of Sydney local government elections.

Cr Vithoulkas said,“I’m announcing the formation of Sydney Matters today as the first step towards reinvigorating the City of Sydney LGA and restoring the balance of power in favour of residents, businesses, visitors and workers”.

“For too long there has been a lack of true community consultation from all levels of Government.  The impact of policy decisions continue to play havoc with the lives of all groups in the LGA and the impending impact of light rail construction is just one example”.

The voting landscape in the City of Sydney is about to change.  There are approximately 18,000 small businesses in the City of Sydney, yet last election less than 10% of them voted.  Next election compulsory business voting in the LGA will go some way to giving small business owners the voice they deserve.

“Residents, visitors and business owners continuously approach me at my café expressing concerns about the direction in which Sydney is heading.  The Sydney Matters Independent Team will represent those people who are at the frontline of policy decisions and I’ll be calling on the people of the City of Sydney LGA to join me and get behind the Sydney Matters Independent Team over the coming months”, Cr Vithoulkas said.

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