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Comment on Rates may rise 3.5% but no civic centre swap in draft budget by James T Smerk.

“$705,000 towards ongoing tree planting and maintenance but only $120,000 towards Youth Action Group.” Wow. There are your priorities, Alice Springs.

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Rates may rise 3.5% but no civic centre swap in draft budget
Instead of “general litter control $1.25m” why not use inmates from the Correctional Centre to perform these duties? Much like School, if you are naughty you get rubbish collection duties. That frees up some cash.
While they are there they could do all the upkeep at the town parks too. Moving from one park to the next mowing, painting and fixing the equipment. There is more cash freed up.
I don’t see why more general duties are not performed by inmates. Obviously the low risk inmates. It gives them a purpose and builds their skills and abilities.
Maybe Corrections could take over the landfill too. They have an abundance of manpower/womanpowe. Use it instead of locking them away with little self-improvement opportunities.

Recent Comments by James T Smerk

Council: push to declare climate emergency backfires
The way of the future. Those with the smallest voice getting all the attention because the majority are happy to sit back and not get ‘involved’ in anything.
Let’s all get up in arms over climate change on a local council level, I’m sure that will fix it.
We wouldn’t want to focus on issues the council might actually be able to do something about such as homelessness, crime, growing the town and bringing tourists back.

Police gets street parking, cops’ private cars in compound
How do the parks at the new building compare to their old one? Or are they lots of new cop cars due to our lovely crime stats?
Why not park over in old complex across the road? Or knock it down and make a new carpark for town.

Police seek public assistance following assault
Re: Liberal – it’s going to happen one day.
I love it how it is better not to offend than to find the criminals.
Why not have a description of their appearance / skin colour. Oh, that’s right, because we don’t want to offend or cause any conceptions of a stereotyping even if they are based on facts.

Council says ‘no’ to government gallery offer
Yes, everyone keep talking about this thing that will never happen.
Why aren’t we coming up with alternative ventures for the Government to build?
They have been promising this for far too long while doing nothing else (big project wise) for the town.
Stop following their carrot and make them give us something else!

Online hate speech by leading tourism figure
We are focusing on the wrong thing here. Someone is angry that someone else is breaking the law and constantly getting away with it. I would be angry too and wouldn’t hold back from swearing. Let’s get angry at the criminals and not the victims.

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