She describes the past few months as a swamp of emotions. “I was pretty broken. I’ve been through a lot in my life, but nothing like it.” Stoker refers to how the city executive has shaken her confidence in her.
As alderman, Paula Stoker was responsible for the social organization aan-z as this organization comes under the municipality of Terneuzen. In these types of constructions, an advisor becomes chairman of the board. This also applies to other organizations such as the social work company Dethon or the GGD.
According to Stoker, the final straw was for the city executive that the aan-z council proposed to give the new manager a salary of a certain level. This was supported by the two works councils and the human resources department. In the end, the council voted on it. Paula Stoker abstained as she did not agree with the position of the city executive.
The municipal executive wanted a lower salary. On October 27, at the quorum meeting, her confidence was withdrawn. “The discussion about my stay as alderman took place without me. The meeting was suspended for that and I had to leave the room. I would have liked to be there, but this chance was completely taken away from me. . And that people are talking about you and not me. You, it’s just weird. “
Paula Stoker herself feels, because of the way it happened, that this isn’t the real reason. “There was to be a council inquiry into the role of the civil servant and the college in the whole situation around aan-z and my departure. Always like a great injustice.
I want people who support my ideas: an honest, clear and transparent policy “
Stoker therefore wishes to close this chapter and start a new one. Namely that of his new party: Terneuzen Sterk. Staying with his previous group was not an option. “I was pushed aside and didn’t get enough support to sit down with them.”
Nevertheless, he takes the seat of TOP / Gemeentebelangen with him, what is commonly known as siege theft. “This is not a siege robbery. This is my place, almost 400 people voted for me.
If all goes well, Stoker will be installed as a town councilor in Terneuzen city council on February 4. She does not want to think about municipal elections yet. “It’s still way too early now, maybe after the summer.” But it is open to people who wish to join it. “I want people who support my ideas: an honest, clear and transparent policy.”
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