Car dealer has driving ambition
By SALLY GORDON
GRAFTON's Black Toyota general manager Danny Scott is pushing for a pro-active approach to crime prevention in the Clarence Valley.
The well-known businessman has spoken out a number times and on Wednesday, Mr Scott ramped up his campaign against vandalism by nominating for the upcoming council by-election.
Mr Scott was the first candidate to lodge a nomination form.
The 39-year-old is running on the platform of crime prevention.
Mr Scott is an executive member of the Grafton Chamber of Commerce and Industry and says his involvement with the organisation and personal experience with vandalism has prompted his decision.
"We've (Black Toyota) had our fair share of vandalism early in the piece and that's what prompted me to get involved with the Chamber of Commerce a year or so ago," he said.
After one crime spree, Black Toyota reported a damage bill of $10,000 when vandals attacked their Prince Street car dealership.
"I've been campaigning in Grafton to get CCTV cameras put in the main street and have security companies liaising better with police to try and stamp out vandalism, but Yamba and Maclean are being forgotten," Mr Scott said.
"The council don't seem to acknowledge they have a problem. Their silence is deafening on so many issues and it frustrates me."
Although Mr Scott has not worked in local government he said he admired his grandfather who served on council in Queensland.