Monday 22 August 2016 was a day never to be forgotten.
The day started with a 4:30am wake up to respond to outstanding Ward service delivery queries, followed by an early arrival at Johannesburg City Hall for what we thought would be a speedy Inaugural Council meeting. I had thought that we would have knowledge of the vote result of the Executive Mayor by around noon! Only at around 9pm was the vote finally counted and Herman Mashaba announced as the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg 2016-2021.
Many residents, business owners and visitors to the City have longed for this day! Herman Mashaba (DA) received 144 votes. Parks Tau (ANC) received 125 votes.
The hard work starts now! The Executive Mayor will soon announce his Mayoral Committee followed shortly thereafter by the DA Johannesburg Leadership announcing the Section 79 (oversight committee) Chairpersons. Following this will be the allocations by all Political Parties of their Councillors to the different Section 79 Oversight committees.
What happens now? When will it happen?
Lots will happen over the coming weeks and months. Getting the City back on track will take many, many months. It will be no easy task, but it will be worthwhile for each and every single one of us.
Will my outstanding service delivery issues be resolved quicker?
We are hopeful that we can speed up service delivery in the short and medium term. The City's Executive will need to, in time, review Service Level Agreements, contracts, tenders, departments, entities, by-laws, processes etc to ensure that they are in the best interests of the City.
Please continue to log your service delivery issues via the usual channels. Unresolved queries will continue to be escalated to the City for resolution.
The voters asked for change, and change they got.
To a better run Jozi. To clean streets. To working street lights. To title deeds. To running water. To maintained power & water infrastructure. To libraries filled with books and computers with internet access. To clinics that are accessible with more nurses and doctors. To parks that are manicured. To a strong and willing Metro Police force. To fire trucks and ambulances that work and arrive with speed. To regular refuse collection. To road markings that last and traffic lights that work. To a Randburg CBD that is upgraded and beautiful. To a Jozi that works.
Ward website: www.ward102.co.za
|BEAGLE CONTROL ROOM: 011 678 1972 www.beaglewatch.co.za|
|HGC Committee: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|Flying Squad: 10 111|
|Randburg SAPS vehicles: 071 675 7115 / 6|
City: 011 375 5911
ER24: 084 124
Netcare 911: 082 911
|Randburg Police: 011 449 9115 / 9110 / 9117 10111 for an emergency|
|Joburg Metro Police: 011 375 5911|
|Ward Councillor: 083 459 6152 Martin Williams firstname.lastname@example.org|
Joburg call centre:
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011 375 5555
|Electricity Issues: http://www.citypower.co.za and click "Fault Reporting" or on mobile http://citypower.mobi|
|Road Issues: email@example.com|
|Environmental Contraventions: 011 587 4232 1st point of contact for any issues arising from the Health Act (noise, restaurants, unsanitary backyards etc) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pollution: 011 226 8328 WisemanN@joburg.org.za|
|Revenue Queries: 011 375 5555|
|Traffic Signs and Markings: Jurie Swart JRA - Assistant Manager, Traffic Signs and Markings section for Region B email@example.com|
|Region B Contacts and Information: http://hurlingham.alpha.structureit.net/media/48375/Region-B.pdf|
|Building regulations: 011 407 6111|
|Eskom: 086 003 7566|