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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesday, October 8, 1974

Page Two THE MiCHIGAN DAILY Tuesday, October 8, 1974

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lanti and Ann Arbor politicians
and determining the initial
slaw, causes is about as easy as fig-
wring out the chicken-or-the-egg
problem.
While the Democrats have
warred among themselves, the
Republicans have played the
role of a very passive minority
party - taking little initiative
geC and offering few proposals of
their own.
Ypsi. Leading GOP commissioner
Bent Nielsen (R - Ann Arbor)
calls his party's relatively low-

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profile as a result o
fighting that has spli
Democratic majority.
"BECAUSE t h e y
agree among themse
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work with them," Nie
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ple."
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the Democrats, when
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f the in- Walter. Nearly all the Demo- Aside from specific charges
atered the crats claim the Republicans and counter-charges, the re-y
would be unable to offer sub- sultant delay has jacked up the
couldn't stantive proposals even if they cost of the sub-center, which is:
elves,' we held a majority. still mired in the planning
unable to "They are stodgy - cau- stages. While the infighting
lsen says. tious - but that's how they get raged, the cost of labor and
e can be re-elected time after time," construction materials skyrock-
hose peo- Commissioner Raymond Shoultz eted because of inflation.
(D-Ann Arbor) says. Nielsen A similar regional split
so believe has spent as much time on the among the Democrats lost the
a first in commission and its forerunner, county a $10,000 grant to con-
, became the Board of Supervisors, as all duct a management and goals
and treat- the Democrats combined. study. To receive the federal
dogs." These differences have left money, the county had to apply
OP's role the commission without a by mid-April - but the proper
Democrats working majority - meaning documents were never submit-
e lack of the board must often delay ac- ted since the commissioners
Republi- tion while attempting to reach could not agree on a firm to
a compromise that is accept- conduct the study.
down the: able to at least eight members. CREGAR, who then served as
most of IN SEVERAL instances, the board chair, had talked to a
s," says lack of quick decision-making Detroit company about doing
has wasted tax dollars or caus- the work. He failed to consult
ed the board to squander fed- with the rest of the commis-
eral assistance grants. sioners beforehand, - a habit
j For the past few years, the of his which angered the Ann
commission has considered Arbor Democrats.
building a county government Shortly afterwards, the Ann'
T's sub-center in the Ypsilanti vi- Arbor board members recom-
cinity. But continued disagree- mended a local firm employing
le books ments over location and struc- several former city officials.
CE tural details kept the project However, the Ypsilanti com-
".. bottled up in committee until missioners claimed the com-
very recently. pany would be biased and re-
---_- I"The sub-center has hung and fused to lend their support.
hung because of the bickering," Before another management
a *comments Commissioner Tay- company could be proposed, the
tor. Not surprisingly, tensions grant offer expired.
fisurrounding the issue exist pri- The board is presently con-
- marily between the Democrats, sidering another management
yr who again divided over region- analysis but without federal fi-
al concerns. nancial assistance.
ess "I GOT sick of having Coin- "THE VARIOUS factions of-
- missioner Murray tell us where ten do nothing just to spite the
asses :Iwe could put our own sub-cen- other groups of commission-
ous home 0j ter," charges Cregar. Murray ers," says one county official.
aterials counters that she was merely "They argue for hours over
* interested in determining the petty things and give very lit-
that are " best possible location for the tle consideration to long range
tly updated " building. planning."
ilities for
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Many commissioners admit
long-term goals and projects
suffer because of the in-fighting,
but they feel the county gov-
ernment structure is probably
more to blame for the short-
coming.
Among the county-wide prob-
lems facing the commission is
a rising crime rate. The sher-:
iff's department reports that in,
the past 18 months serious
crimes - murder, rape, rob-
bery, and others - have doub-
led on a county-wide basis.
ANOTHER critical area is un-
employment, which has hit the
highest level in 14 years. Cur-
rently nearly eight per cent of
the county work force, or 8,900
persons, are without jobs.
Both these problems will cost
the county plenty of money,
thus putting further strain on
an already tight fiscal picture.
The county will either have to.
raise taxes or cut services to
balance next year's $14 million
budget and neither prospect
looks too appealing to the com-
missioners.
Despite the multiple prob-
lems plaguing the commission,
it has undertaken a number of
programs that have expanded.
the range of services offered to:
county residents.j
THE BOARD'S strongest ef-
forts have been:
-establishment of a consum-
er action center as an arm of
the county prosecutor's office;
-a pre-trial release program
for persons accused of crimes;
and other rehabilition projects
at the county jail;
-an Ann Arbor - Ypsilanti:
bus service, viewed as a fore-
runner of a county-wide system;
-improved health care op-
erations; and
-an attempt to streamline
county government.
BUT THE commissioners gen-
erally concede much moreI
could have been done if a
strong majority controlled the
board and the country structure

ooard
Adds Nielsen, who voted for
Cregar, "he couldn't work with
people . . . he suffers from a
total lack of tact."
Fueling the ill will on the
board, Toth and the Ann Arbor
Democrats are convinced that
Cregar struck a deal with the
Republicans prior to his elec-
tion as chairman. They believe
that in exchange for the GOP
votes, Cregar appointed Niel-
sen to head the administration
and budget committee.
Cregar, Nielsen and other
Republican commissioners deny
any deal was made.
CREGAR stepped down as
chairman in June, six months
before his term in that position
would normally have ended. At
that time several commission-
ers were openly clamoring for
his forced resignation.
In summing up his tenure as
chairman, Cregar says he fin-
ally resigned because "for four
months' everybody was trying
to get Jim Cregar". He feels
the other commissioners resent-
ed what he terms his aggres-
sive "get things going" ap-
proach.
Similarly, the more conser-
vative board members - par-
ticularly the Republicans -
were irked by Taylor's decision
to withhold her federal in-
come taxes as a protest against
United States involvement in
South East Asia.
"SHE MUST be a little off
balance," says Nielsen, tap-
ping his head with his index fin-
ger, "not paying her taxes and
such."
And each commissioner will
quickly declare that a least half
a dozen of his or her colleagues
are incompetent.
The board as a whole has
also been in conflict with a
number of other county em-
ployes - especially the elected
officials.
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.were more conducive to a mas- services in general would be
sive overhaul. better without the commission-
In addition to the regional ; ers," comments County Clerk
cleavage of the board, person- Robert Harrison, who has had
ality clashes have impaired a series of run-ins with the
Scounty operations. The personal, board. "They area demeaning,
animosity became the strongest! sarcastic bunch of 'people to
during Cregar's abortive term deal with and I just don't talk
as board chairman. with them any more."
Voted into that position last

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January, with Republican sup-
port, but backing from only
two other Democrats, Cregar
angered a number of commis-
sioners with what they consid-
ered his dictatorial attitude..
"CREGAR has an unqrvench-
able need to dominate every-
thing," says current board
chair Alan Toth (D-Ypsilanti).

The Democratic commission-
ers have accused Harrison, a
Republican, of negligence and
insubordination. But they have
never taken action against the
clerk because he is an elected
official and does not come un-
der the board's direct control.
Tomorrow: The antiquated Wash-
tenaw County government.

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