Councillor Angela Vithoulkas – who is not only one of the City of Sydney’s ten councillors but the founder and leader of the Small Business Party – has voiced concerns over the matter.
“Never has there been a time more significant for small business be to heard than now, especially for our devastated CBD businesses,” Vithoulkas said.
“But unless they get registered to vote for the upcoming council elections, they could miss out on their democratic right to vote and be represented. The deadline is September 27 for City of Sydney small businesses, while it’s October 25 for every other council area in NSW. There are potentially 73,000 small businesses in the City of Sydney council area who have the right to vote for representation in council, even if they don’t live here. And considering business pays almost 80 per cent of the rates revenue, they should have a say as to how the city is run.”