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April 02, 1978 - Image 5

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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, April 2, 1978-Page 5

The candidates

and the issues

Ballot CDBG Street Parking Dial-A-Ride, Budget Ward Improving
155U ES: Proposals Funding Repair Structures AATA Priorities Priorities Council's
Effectiveness
AATA is autonomous,
Parks and recreation Recognizes the prob- He is not in favor of Council can only Wastewater treatment
"Truth in and medical care lem but says there extensive develop- suggest new plans: is the greatest priority Council can be more
Renting"-Yes facilities should be are no easy solutions. ment of downtown Not in favor of dis- because little new effective if a Demo-
"Fair Rental high priorities. Proud It will take us as long parking structures. banning Dial-A-Ride. construction can be Not applicable. cratic majority was
Information"-Yes of the cohesive to repair the streets There is a need for Wants to experiment undertaken until the elected.
Albert Wheeler (D) program he has as it did for them to more parking in the with using Dial-A-Ride city stops poulluting
helped build. get that way. city. van connections with the river.
mainline buses.
Provide both social
services and physical Use general city Changes need to be
"Truth in improvements. budget and CDBG made in the system. 1. Streets. Council can be moe
Renting"-No Agrees with the money to repair favors building Favors regular route 2. Wastewaterefoucicwnthoa
Louis Belcher (R) "Fair Rental present division of streets. Does not favor several parking struc- approach to the treatment plant Not applicable Republican majority
Information"-No funds. Favors use of Does not favor a new tures downtown. present Dial-A-Ride 3. Refuse collection and a Republican
revenue to repair millage referendum.s.secltoayaR
streets.fenu. system. mayor.
Dislikes the program The system is
W A RD O N E iuthin because of The money for paving In favor of building currently not being Council could improve
Renting"-Yes s'se-hp the streets is availa ble one parking structure usdeig re . Unemploymentisroemsr gth
"Fair Rentaleconomic theory. But to be self-supporting. 1. Unemployment 2. Publk housing citizens by attempting
"aRental"Ysecnmcthoy u from UATS, the combined with a new AT evcssol 2. Public housing .Hat eriecii
Wendell Allen (R) Information"-Yes he would spend the federal government bus station in the rve o 3. Health service clinic to make bureaucracies
money in keeping be improved. No more responsible to
with the guidelines of and the state. downtown area, specific recom- the people.
1_ _ _'the federal gov, mendations.
I g AATA is More publicity for
Not in favor of con- m isn spublic hearings, have
Supports the use of not an issue sincet
"Truth in CDBG funds for Supports conducting structing more parking AATA is not subject to More emphasis should Wants to bring more public hearings away
Susan Green berg (D) Rening-Yes human services first a millage referendum structures. The public Council control. The be placed on human social services into from city hl in the
InForatio en"Ye above using the money to raise the money transportation system Dial-a-ride system services.
Infor fixing the roads to repave the roads. should be improved should be maintained t establish regular hours
first. but can be for councilpersons in
eimprovedcity hall.
There ought to be one The bi-partisan debate Not in favor of more
"Trutheiyrational plan to over the condition of parking structures. Ircrease the frequency The purpose of a
Rt -eencompass all the the streets is Some streets in the and duration of the Emphasize human socialist on a capitalist
Bruce Richard (SPUSA) Ren tal programs. ridiculous. More time business and campus bus services. Make services throughout Bring more human body is to stress the
Fai n" e The major issue is should be spent community should be em ree 0 e the city. needs of the people
Information"-Yes human rights versus talking about human set aside for malls to elderly and the over and above
property rights, needs, encourage other handicapped. property interests.
means of trans.
Favors use of those Dial-A-Ride must be
funds in their desig- Rair tn rds The need for a down- maintained because It is very difficult for
W A DIWt"ruhin ntdaearo u athem r newn struc-ingnteydifwihultboth
Renting"-Yes nated areas for human them or new construe town parking structure it is crucial to children, 1. Human services 1. Day care center in programs to be imple-
"Fair Rental tion. Favors a millage is not crucial. Other the elderly and the 2. Road repair the North Campus mented without both
Information"-No ing, health care and referendum to raise priorities like housing handicapped. Favors 3. Subsidized housing area the mayor and a
legal aid, which are the revenue for street should be dealt with more regular bus 4. New sewage plant 2. More housing majority of Council
more important than repair. first, routes in heavily from the same party. 2
the streets. traveled areas.
Favors a referendum Favors construction
"Truth in No specific program to raise revenue to of a parking structure More frequent runs in 1.uHousing
Debra Smith (R) Renting"-Yes on CDBG except that repair the roads. The downtown to encour- populous area and 1. Housg Bring dary c
Council should follow city should also age more development 2. Street repair services into the ward. ignoring the issues
"Fair servicesointo sthelwardlignoringemthesissues
Information"-Yes federal guidelines. investigate means of there for the con- syseme n he 3. Parking facilities at hand
obtaining money from venience of downtown s w h
the state. employees,
Supysctexpndiue Thinks the issue is "ad
W A RD TH REElittle bit blown out of Favors additional
"Tut in since the budget is N ao ubcs o"lrn roi
deeasng Seves proportion." He favors construction with an No major cutbacks. Council is far too
Renting"-No decreasing. Serves on However, he supports ties. Try to anticipate partisan. The meetings
"Fair Rental the Community using allocations from inrasetin l replacing Dial-A-rts 1 land use problems are too long because
Clifford Sheldon (R) Information"-No DvlpetCi- other general budget2.Sw egbcas trnpraintorpaig^ilARd
mittee and is satisfied programs to support facilitate peripheral with regular line 2. Sewage because of the amount Council is not well
with the dispersion of the needed street parking. service, of vacant land in the informed.
funds and services, repair.
Might be able to Council pays too much
Proposes a one cent A committee of traffic 1. Street repair 1. More citizen input attention to party
"Truth in Not familiar enough per gallon tax or a spp managers and experts 2. Housing labels and irrelevant
k Mitchell (D) Renting"-Yes with the program to "use tax" to finance parking structure. should be formed. 3. More federal and 2. Greater involve- bickering. It should
"Fair Rental make concrete street repair instead Committed to perin- Dial-A-ride should state revenues for ment of the ward spend more time
Information"-Yes proposals. of a millage on prav pang with not be cutback nor the city with the Planning discussing important
property increases. improved transporta- should it be expanded. Comniission. issues while transend-
tion sing party labels.

W A RD FO U R While recognizing the o The prograsare
Should be used for the need for dditionalt good a ss
"Truth inSesaneforpi- although some im-E
"Ret in"- s physical development Sees a need for repair- parking he feels Dial
Renting"-Yes of programs like ing the roads but does A-Ride and other provement is needed. Emphasis should be Broaden social Council will be more
"Fair Renting medicin, legal aid, not think it should AATA programs could Some areas are not placed on "people services in the ward. effective with a
Information"-Yes dnay car' be the Council's be improved to take adequately served services." Democratic majority.
Le yCappaert(D)es.primary initiative, the load off of parking while others are
facilities. given too much
priority.
Dial-A-Ride should be
eliminated coi- T
More revenues to fix letel The AATA Council is fine.
"Truth in These funds should be the streets can be In favor of building system should be StreetsHousing Albert Wheeler should
Renting"-No spent on housing and generated by scaling parking structures styled after the be voted off of Council
David Fisher R) "Fair Rental parking to expand down present budget downtown. University bus system because he has done
Information"-No both services. appropriations for with more regularly nothing but block
some programs. scheduled routes. improvements.
moo

;WARD FIVE
Joel Goldberg (D)

"Truth in
Renting'"-Yes
"Fair Rental
Information"-Yes

Favors use of funds
for human services-
day care, legal aid and
medical care. Opposes
their use to repair the
streets.

Opposed to new con-
struction until present
roads are repaired.
The revenue should
come from a millage
referendum. -

Opposes building
parking structures
downtown because
they destroy the
character of the area.
Favors parking
facilities outside the
central city with
shuttle bus service.

Pledges to work to
establish bus line
service in the Pauline-
Maple-Stadium area
which is currently not
unserviced.

1. Housing for low and
middle-income
groups.
2. Streets.
3. Human services.

1. Bringing line bus
service to areas of
the ward currently
not serviced.
2. Stationingtof human
service outlets in
the ward.

Council should tale a
greater role in over-
seeing the administra-
tion of policy it admin-
istrates.

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