DEVONPORT Mayor Steve Martin says he will work on his leadership style after aldermen passed a vote of no confidence in him last week.
The no-confidence motion was brought by Alderman Warren Squibb and passed 8-4 at last Monday's council meeting.
The issue centred on a letter sent by Alderman Martin to Alderman Squibb outlining a perceived conflict of interest over Alderman Squibb's membership on the Mersey Bluff committee and the upstairs commercial space at the Devonport Surf Life Saving Club.
Alderman Squibb said the letter told him that Alderman Martin would replace him on the committee.
Alderman Martin said on Friday that the focus should now be on Devonport's future, and making the city a regional centre for the North- West Coast.
"I'm taking on board what they said. They may not like my style of leadership, so I've got to work on that," Alderman Martin said.
"Communication is a two-way street.
"My door has always been open for aldermen to air their grievances ... if they say they are timid about coming in, that is their problem.
"As mayor, you are leader of the community.
"I tend to perform that role to the best of my ability and the public will have their time of review come October."