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(Continued from Page 1) side to the city's northernmost
construction of a McDonald's res- boundary on the other, with MillerI
taurant on Maynard St. near Ave. marking part of the ward'sl
Nickels Arcade, which passed de- top edge.
spite widespread opposition raised As may be expected, Brunton isl
by area residents. doing most of her door-to-door
voter contact in the student area,
THE FIRST WARD, unlike other while Hannaum is working the
areas of the city, is almost evenly non-student blocks and McGee is
divided between student and non- looking both ways for support.
student areas. The ward contains All three hopefuls have served
precincts with a concentration of in some capacity on the city gov-
youthful apartment-dwellers, and ernment, Brunton is a member of
other older neighborhoods consist- the Zoning Board of Appeals; Han-
ing chiefly of permanent residents naum is on the Planning Commis-
-including the Model Cities area. sion; and McGee serves on the
The only dormitories in the ward city's Human Rights Commission.
are West and South Quads.
Roughly, the ward extends from UNIQUELY, THE First Ward
State and Packards Sts. on one race includes three candidates who
may all be described as liberal by
THE MICHIGAN DAILY their partys' standards.
Volume LXXXIV, Number 138 All three candidates have sup-
Sunday, March 24, 1974 ported health care, child care, and
is edited and managed by students at other human resource programs in
the University of Michigan. News phone their campaign literature. Han-
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Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106. Published naum is different here from other
daily Tuesday through Sunday morning city Republicans, who generally
during the University year at 420 May. tend to stress issues like garbage
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Subscription rates: $10 by carrier (cam. collection, police and fire depart-
pus area); $11 local mail (Michigan and ment service, and street repair.
Ohio); $12 non-local mail (other states Hannaum does not, however, ad-
and foreign). icesn
Summer session publishec Tuesday vocate increasing city expenditures
through Saturday morning. Subscrip" in child care, saying, "The city
Lion rates: $5.50 by carrier (campus must look to other realistic finan-'
area)- $6.50 local mail (Michigan and
Ohio) $7.0 no al(ma the cing alternatives for these prob-
states and foreign.a lems." But Hannaum's bra id of
liberal Republicanism is s 'ill ex-
pected to erode McGee's vote-pull-
ing ability among the ward's rela-
tively conservative Democrats.
McGee, meanwhile, as a result
of her stand in favor of the HRP Brunton of HRP places a low
rent control ballot proposal, is to priority on meeting the city's debt
the left of some other Democratic 'reduction commitments, and fav-
hopefuls, who oppose the move. ors replacing the city's present
property tax with a graduated in-
RENT ,CONTROL is perhaps the come tax which she claims would
issue that most clearly marks the be more equitable to low-income
difference among the three candi- residents, and keep better pace
dates. Beth Brunton, whose party with inflationary trends.
drew up the plan, is solidly for
rent control. Colleen McGee, in
contrast, supports it with reserva-
tions. Hannaum is flatly opposed
McGee's stand has attracted
controversy recently, with both her
opponents claiming she is obfuscat-
ing on the issue and changing her
stand, to suit her audience. While
McGee has alwavs mentin d ha
McGee also favors the graduated
tax, but does not approve of HRP's
plan to cut top city administra-
tors' salaries. She supports the
recent layoff of 168 city workers
to cut expenditures.
Hannaum, meanwhile, 'urges that
the city seek federal monies to im-
prove its financial situation.
reservations, her opponents claim THE CANDIDATES have cited
she does so most vocally before several unpredictable factors that
conservative audience. could bear an influence on the out-
come of the first ward race. A
A ranking HRP member con- major problem for Brunton has
tends the dispute may have seri- been the large number of unregis-
ously impeded McGee's campaign' tered students.
momentum - putting her on the r
defensive and providing her op- Other unpredictables include stu-
ponents with ammunition. dent apathy and the weather -
bad weather traditionally is
McGee says she will vote for the thought to improve conservative
ballot proposal, adding that her chances.
primary objection to the HRP
plan is that rent regulation would The traditional charge against
be, best implemented through an HRP that it will elect Republi-
ordinance rather than a charter cans by "splitting the liberal vote"
amendment, which would be diffi-
cult to revise.
ANOTHER issue clearly sepa-
rating the candidates is the city's
does not seem to apply in this
ward. There seems to be sufficient
liberal strength to offset the vote
splitting effect of two liberal par-
ties in the race.
McGee, meanwhile, as a result
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