@ Jim: I would only be too happy to be …

Comment on Cr Brown is the new Deputy Mayor by Fred the Philistine.

@ Jim: I would only be too happy to be in council. The first thing I would do is freeze rates for three years as valuations have dropped.
I would spend some of the funds held in the bank, would source some of the work out to local contractors. I would approach Lions, Apex etc to put up the Xmas tree every year which would save $60K.
Fresh blood is required in council including the mayor, and review their salaries. Council needs to be run more efficiently.

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Cr Brown is the new Deputy Mayor
@ Eli: These are my final words. I have not manipulated any one. I do not even know who Dave is.
However, I do encourage everyone to read the council’s municipal plan for 15/16.
I still believe that some of the works can be outsourced to private business to save money.
Due to the rate rise, I now am either required to work longer hours or take a lower standard of living, to be able to pay for the rates.
This is only constructive criticism.
I know it is human nature that people do not like to hear the truth.


Cr Brown is the new Deputy Mayor
@ Eli: You still have not answered as to the justification of the 6% council rate increase, considering the valuations have dropped.
Have just received the Braitling newsletter and all I can say is that Adam Giles has done a lot for Alice Springs.


Cr Brown is the new Deputy Mayor
@ Maria Delfina: Can you please elaborate, do not understand.


Recent Comments by Fred the Philistine

Did Wilfred and Gisela Thor have to die?
I agree with Baffel. Tourists should be more responsible, however, we need to take more precautions as well.
Having emergency packs in hire vehicles (like a knapsack with water, tourch, flares, space blanket, hydralite tablets etc).
Also on hot days, the rangers should be checking the car parks every afternoon at 4.00pm. If cars are still there he should then go and look along the track.
There needs to be more signage. Like all the parks around Alice Springs, the facilities and the signage are very poor.


Indigenous art gallery centrepiece of Gunner’s plans for Alice
What a total waste of money this is going to be. NT Govt is already $875M deficit in the budget. By the way, who is going to run the so called cultural centre?

If it is going to be built on the Melankas site, what about the sacred trees, or aren’t they sacred anymore?


‘Extreme vetting’ and Pine Gap
The fairest thing is to send them back to their own country and let them come in through the proper channels like the migrants in the 1950s to 1960s had to do.


Four lanes through Gap: Does Alice need them?
You are all missing the point. This town is a service town for the Indigenous.
People only come here for the work. If this town did not have social security moneys, this town would be even smaller. There is nothing here to attract people except for work.
You also have people who take advantage of the Indigenous, e.g. taxi drivers. This town is controlled by very few people.
What annoys me is the police at the bottle shops. This should be funded by the bottle shops themselves. Why should the tax payers pay for it?
Take the social moneys and the government grants out of this town and see what you’ve got.
A four lane highway through The Gap should have been built in the beginning.
Things here have been done so slovenly, but have made alot of people rich. There is no town planning in this town.
Maybe we need to get someone like Donald Trump to kick some arses and sack a few councillors and employ some who will get the job done.


Police on hunt for young men after ramraid this morning
Well said, Mabel.


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