AC Are Councillors & Board Members worth their salt?

Every time there is a local body election we read about the poor voter turn-out and the apathy of the public.
I thought I’d take a little time to look at my own Local Board – the Henderson-Massey Local Board and run through some statistics.
Attendances at workshops & meetings: (Nov2013 – July2016)
Workshops held(2013) Mtgs(2013) Wksp(2014) Mtgs(2014) Wksp(2015) Mtgs(2015) Wksp(2016) Mtgs(2016)
6, 3, 49, 22, 48, 23, 32, 14
Attended
V Neeson 6, 3, 46, 20, 45, 22, 31, 13
S Henderson 6, 3, 47, 19, 42, 20, 26, 12
L Wilson 2, 3, 34, 14, 43, 15, 22, 8
W Flavell 5, 3, 29, 19, 31, 19, 6, 11
P Chan 6, 3, 45, 19, 45, 21, 46, 16
W Flaunty 6, 3, 37, 16, 46, 16, 23, 10
B Brady 6, 3, 44, 20, 42, 20, 21, 14
T Kirkley 6, 3, 49, 20, 43, 19, 19, 11

What salaries do Local Board members get?
2016/2017
Chair $91,100
Member $43,250
On top of this they get meeting allowances, communications allowances, travel allowances etc.
What salaries do Councillors get?
2016/17
Mayor $269,500
Deputy Mayor $151,850
Chair of committee of the whole $125,350
Councillor $105,800
A couple of weeks ago I put in a LGOIMA request asking for the total payments to Councillors and Local Board members, including allowances. There has been no reply yet.

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