@3: Hal, please reconsider your pledge to Cr Eli to …

Comment on Selling parks again on the agenda by Erwin Chlanda.

@3: Hal, please reconsider your pledge to Cr Eli to “refrain from asking you any more specific questions outside of Question Time during Council meetings”. Having a debate in this online newspaper is as much a democratic exercise as is sitting in the town council’s public gallery. Except here vastly more people see it than would fit into that gallery, or are bothered to go there.
Editor Erwin.

Erwin Chlanda Also Commented

Selling parks again on the agenda
An exchange via Twitter …

Eli Melky AliceSprings ‏@EliMelky
How a good idea is misunderstood. Get all the facts 1st. . Selling parks again on the agenda – http://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/2012/09/12/selling-parks-again-on-the-agenda/ … (via @sociablesite)

Erwin Chlanda @alice_news
@EliMelky @sociablesite Hi Eli … exactly which facts did we not understand, and did we not get? alicespringsnews.com.au

Eli Melky AliceSprings
@alice_news @sociablesite its not about cleverly avoiding controversy, its about good economic management & better parks. $2m is alot of $$$

Erwin Chlanda ‏@alice_news
@EliMelky @sociablesite That’s an opinion (which, of course, you’re entitled to express) but not necessarily a fact. http://www.alicespringsnews.com.au

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