That was among the provocative lines of questions put to Cr Jamieson from the floor of the Cooroy Bowls Club.The Club was packed to overflowing with people keen to hear opposing views on the crucial March 9 Noosa referendum to split from the Sunshine Coast."That only requires a very short answer and that is that council is not spending any ratepayers money and if indeed council was spending ratepayers money, then it would be funded 85% by people below Noosa the Sunshine Coast area," Cr Jamieson said."But there no advertising campaign. I was invited by newspapers to provide a position (on de amalgamation)."About 300 people turned out to hear the mayor present the de amalgamation "no" case while potential new Noosa mayor, Councillor Russell Green, presented the "yes" arguments.There were a few claims that saw some bristling reactions among a few members of a gathering, kept for the main under control by chamber president Danielle Taylor.WHEN one man in question time accused the mayor of driving "a wedge" between a new Noosa Council and the Sunshine Coast Council another in the crowd told him to "get off your soapbox" to which he replied, "I hear you".Noosa local Jeff Nuske said he was ashamed the way Mayor Jamieson was treated by members of the "yes" lobby, claiming he "was heckled, jeered, mocked and loudly called a liar".Ms Taylor said that at the start of the meeting she requested the audience show respect for each other viewpoint."I asked everyone to be nice to their neighbours," she said.She said overall, the audience responded with claps for what they perceived as positive points and groans or sighs for the negative. If there was any issue of heckling it was incidental."She said that feedback confirmed her view it was a well behaved meeting."Lots of people came to me after the meeting and said how overwhelmingly respectful they thought the evening was."Ms Taylor said a number of people at the meeting indicated they were considering running for council if Noosa does de amalgamate, including former Noosa councillor Frank Pardon, Cooroy community and business identity Sandy Bolton and long term resident Michelle Ngatai Stokes.Cr Jamieson said during the information evening he had not gone back on his pre election commitment and said he would not stand in the way of Noosa going its own way and in fact would be a friend of a new Noosa Council.Division 11 based Cr Green argued that Mayor Jamieson claims that split costs would be almost seven times more than the $2 Noosa Independence Alliance estimate, were wrong.