Editor Leslie Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org
2:35 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2011
When civility on the community discussions becomes the norm rather than the exception, and responses are made based on the argument not the presenter, we can discuss whether anonymity has a place. People need to agree to disagree, and at least accept the opposing view points of others, without subjecting them to personal criticism simply because they do not agree. It would appear that why you are critical of the method of delivery, you are in fact giving argument to why anonymity is required. Criticism of the argument yes, criticism of the presenter no.
12:54 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Anonimity has is benefits. Not all individuals of opposing viewpoints are as magnanimous as you appear to be Jim. In fact some feel that their view point is the only acceptable viewpoint, and any one opposing their point of view is not worth hearing from: so they prefer to attack the respondant rather than address the points raised.
In regards to Mr Galloway - 198 votes with about 20% of the voter participating. Lets see, if 3500 people is 20%, hen 100% is about 17,500 voters. 198 votes is just 1.1% of the registered voters. Hardly a big win in my eyes. You see - numbers can be interpreted and reported many ways!
11:22 am on Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Council should not look at this as victory, especially with the vote so close. If anything they should be concerned that once people see the impact to their tax bills, they will feel empowered enough to change the current council that pushed this additional burden on them.
I have to agree with Mr Covey as well, that the rate imposed should be reviewed after the first year, not automatically go to the top rate. There was no mandate in a 198 vote victory!
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