GLAMORGAN Spring Bay Mayor Bertrand Cadart has no intention of resigning and is more determined than ever to run again in the September council elections.
Cr Cadart has been inundated with calls from state and national media since he said he was taken out of context with disparaging remarks about Triabunna in an article in the latest issue of the national current affairs magazine, The Monthly .
It was reported yesterday that of the nine elected councillors, five were understood to have signed a letter addressed to general manager David Metcalf, seeking a meeting to move a no-confidence motion early next week.
Councillor Richard Parker, of Triabunna, was also reported by the ABC as saying that if that was the way Cr Cadart felt, then ``. . . pack, your bags, go back to France''.
Cr Cadart said he had already made the decision to run again before this ``storm in an espresso cup'' blew up.
He said he now understood that two individuals in particular were behind the campaign to get rid of him in the lead-up to elections and possibly win the seat for themselves.
``Absolutely now and more than ever - because now that I know that some people are Machiavellianism behind my back - I'm more determined than ever to fight and win,'' Cr Cadart said.
He said he had received five times as many calls, emails and messages of support than those against him and only one anonymous call stating he should resign from the council.
Cr Cadart said he was devastated after missing out on a seat in the state election but if he had put his name forward to fight for the region for that four-year term, then he should be able to do the same again on the council.