When an old lady died last year, having received a letter threatening legal action over an eleven dollar unpaid fee (which was not in fact unpaid), it seemed that no local councillor was prepared to front the media. Cator offered his sympathies, insisted the council was not in error, and then later admitted the council was in error. Oh well.
The second claim to fame, a massive rate rise. Having held the job since 1998, in 2004 Cator and Moira council commissioned a study which revealed they needed to spend twice as much on infrastructure than they were spending, and that was just to avoid being sued to death. Local anger followed.
I’ve compiled what information I can find out about Cator, plus references, in Wodonga’s New CEO: Gavin Cator. (End shameless plug here).
If you give a damn about local governance in Wodonga (I know not many do) watch this guy, the CEO is a lot more important than any Mayor.