Bowen embarked on a bizarre experiment in municipal governance in the last election. Outraged by a possible National Park proposal the electorate voted for a change of leadership. Given the limited options of the ballot they elected both partners of the island’s largest land development company. Now, nine months before the end of their term both partners have resigned, acknowledging their conflict of interest. Noting how self-servicing their resignations are we have to look at how we have been played.
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