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Council should not be in government's pocket, says mayoral candidate Brown

Vocal law and order campaigner Steve Brown (pictured) is standing for Mayor and Alderman in the town council elections on March 24, although he says he will be "facing an uphill battle" against the "firmly entrenched incumbent," Damien Ryan.

Mr Brown says he would bring a "much more vigorous approach" to the position: "Damien’s embrace of the NT Labor Government's policies and his willingness to take up offered positions on every board and committee that came his way has often left him obligated and somewhat compromised, and the council in a position of being unable to criticise when criticism was absolutely due."
He says he will not accept membership of "any committees or bodies or boards not directly associated with the operation of the Alice Springs Town Council".
Mr Brown says if elected he would have a pro-growth "corporate Alice" approach, running the town as a successful business, aiming at attracting more permanent workers and giving incentives to business.

Meanwhile Alderman Eli Melky, while still not declaring his hand for the coming elections, continues his attack on the actions of the current council.

He has given notice that at council's committee meeting next Monday he will put a motion to abolish council's  “Removal of graffiti” by-law, which places the onus of removal on property-owners. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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