Mayor's Statement - Call for Councillor to resign
I am calling on Cr Jess Glasgow to resign immediately from his role as Councillor of Noosa.
With his appearance on the reality TV show The Bachelorette, Councillor Jess Glasgow has revealed behaviour that is totally inappropriate for a Noosa councillor, indeed for any individual.
The behaviour displayed was misogynistic, crude and highly offensive.
Whether or not Mr Glasgow was simply performing for the cameras, he showed incredibly poor judgement in allowing himself to be filmed lying, being extremely and consistently disrespectful of women, and outright offensive.
That he did so whilst referencing Noosa is of great concern to many Noosa residents, Noosa businesses, visitors to Noosa and our Council staff.
After the first episode, I stated that Cr Glasgow would be referred to the Office of the Independent Assessor as a result of his behaviour bringing the Council and community into disrepute.
Compounding this were untruths by Cr Glasgow told to the media suggesting that he had received the Mayor’s approval to appear on the TV program, as well as false statements about supposed accrued leave and pay entitlements.
Having now viewed last night’s second episode of the program, I have spoken to Cr Glasgow and told him to seriously consider resigning from his position as Councillor on the Noosa Council.
Whilst I do not have the legal authority to remove a sitting councillor, he has arguably brought the Council into disrepute and undermined the good reputation of our Shire.
Put simply, there is absolutely no room for vile misogyny and loutish behaviour in Noosa or in Noosa Council.
11 October 2019