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demonstrated an almost universal
desire for a cleaner, tougher ordinance.
Only Councilman Roger Bertoria (R-
Third Ward) opposed the widening of
its scope-he suggested, in fact, that it
be pruned back considerably. Widening
the categories of the law, he argued,
would ultimately weaken it.
His fellow Republicans, however,
seem generally favorable to the new
restrictions; Wheeler, moreover, has
said he will not compromise on the
essential meaning of the proposal
merely to get it passed.
STILL, A, NUMBER of important
questions about the new ordinance
remain unresolved. What specific
provisions will the law have, for instan-
ce, against such practices as redlining
(when landing institutions refuse to
lend money to homeowners irk certain
sections of the city), or blockbusting
(when real estate agents scare whites
into selling cheap with warnings of a
"black invasion" and then sell to blacks
at inflated prices), or racial steering
(when agents, simply refuse to show
certain homes to people because of
And how will the city solve the thorny
problem of requiring minority em-
ployment "goals'' of contractors who
work for the city-without being ac-
cused of setting quotas? Obviously,
much work remains to be done.'
The suggestions and amendments of
the Jan. 9 meeting have been incor-
porated into a new draft of the ordinan-
ce now being prepared by Marshall and
Acting City Attorney Bruce Laidlaw. It
will most likely be presented to council
at its Feb. 13 meeting.
"I'd like to think this draft coming
before them will satisfy everybody,"
said Marshall. "We're just trying to
reach-an equal balance and still have a
strong and enforceable ordinance."
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Family doctors are alive and thriving in Ann Arbor-almost.
In March, the University Medical School's new Family Practice
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"There's a great need for places to train family doctors," said Dr.
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PAPO SAID residents won't actually move into the clinic until 1979,
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cut costs, according to Papo.
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women-and six-tenths of one percent
of all husbands-or about 280,000
men-are victims of severe physical
abuse by their spouses. Writing in a
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realistic, a lot of tenants are screwed
in this town. . . with the availability of
(the revised city booklet) and advocacy
agencies there is already a fair number
of resources for tenants who need in-
Ken Latta (D-First Ward) also has
reservations about the Fair Rental In-
"Forget it," he declared. "It's crazy.
We have enough trouble getting people
to read the (tenants' booklet) we
GREATER SUPPORT can be found
for the Truth in Renting Proposal.
"It's a very clear-cut issue," said
Susan Greenberg, a Democratic can-
didate in the first ward, who urges sup-
port for the Truth in Renting referen-
Earl McIntire, Republican candidate
in the Fourth Ward, also supports the
Truth in Renting referendum. "How
can you say no to something like that?"
he questioned. McIntire claims,
however, that both issues were initiated
for political reasons, hinting that the
pro-tenant issues would bring out a
larger Democratic vote.
JONATHAN ROSE, co-author of the
referendums and attorney for the
Michigan Student Assembly Housing
Law Reform Project rejects McIntire's
"We wrote the proposals for the sole
purpose of improving housing in Ann
Arbor," he said. "The Democrats
didn't know about them until they were
The Truth in Renting act proposal
comes at a time when the legality of
some clauses in housing leases has been
questioned. An October study by the
Public Interest Research Group
(PIRGIM) revealed that of Ann Arbor
leases examined all were found to con-
tain "illegal, unenforceable, or abusive
ROSE SAID the PIRGIM findings
show there is a great need for the Truth
in Renting referendum.
"It is not redundant to make it a
law," Rose maintained. "If an illegal
clause case goes to court, it won't be
upheld, but not all cases go to court.
Tenants don't know some clauses are
invalid and landlords would use that
fact to intimidate tenants."
Opponents of the Fair Rental Infor-
mation Act claim that the present
tenants booklet adequately explains
tenants rights and landlord obligations.
MAYOR ALBERT Wheeler has not
taken a firm stand in support of either
referendum, and says he is not sure the
booklet under the charter amendment
would be an improvement over the
"I frankly believe (the present
booklet) is . . . good for landlords and
tenants," Wheeler stressed.
Councilperson Leslie Morris (D-
Second Ward), an advocate of pro-
tenant legislation, said it would be a bit
confusing to have a booklet containing
three separate sections.
SOME REPUBLICANS charge that
the city should not be spending tax-
payers' money on this booklet.
Tom Moran of CBH pointed out,
however, that the booklet will not add to
city taxpayers' financial burden.
Moran said the referendum only calls
for "a change in authors" of the
booklet, not added expense.
"the latest compromise book is as
good a compromise as the Democrats
could get and they did good work," said
Rose. "But even so, every word by a
tenant advocate was censored, fought
over, and compromised with landlord
advocates : . . the result is that bad ad-
vice is given with good; excellent ad-
vice is omitted and bad referral agen-
cies are mixed in with good."
"Tenants must know the truth about
their rights and they'll only get it from
tenant advocates," Rose concluded.
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