The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, July 26, 1978--Page 3
A2 govt. group to lure irms
By JUDY RAKOWSKY Critics e n city' them do soas a courtesy.
questionKneed, LATTA ALSO SAID public hearings
City Council voted 7-3 Monday to ' would only be held when the proposed
establish an Economic Development * * business site is located near residential
Corporation (EDC), joining 80 state citizen i np ut f na alg n areas. The Michigan EDC Act states
municipalities already possessing such will result in an improved local tax - that a citizens council, composed of
industry-attracting organizations, base. They also say because of EDC is Jame Frenza, director of the Chai- adults in the concerned neighborhood,
The EDC is charged with selecting not an arm of the city, the local gover- ber of Commerce and a leading suppor- is unnecessary "when there are less
desirable businesses for local im- nment will no longer have to worry ter of the EDC, said proposals will be than 18 residents, real property owners,
migration, and luring them by offering about having liability for the bonds. subject to regular planing processes or representatives of establishments
non-taxable, low interest rate on bonds While the EDC idea seems to be what and public hearings. Councilman Ken located in the project district area."
it issues. After a deal is worked out by several cities, corporations, and Latta (D-First Ward) said the planning The safeguard of the citizens council
the EDC with the developer and citizens are looking for, it does have its process changes depend on whose plan is present, but sparsely populated areas
business, the plan is open for public critics. Some local Democrats are is under consideration. He said gover- may be powerless against the EDC,
examination and, finally, Council ap- among the opponents who say the EDC nmental bodies such as the University which has the power to take over
proval. may endanger the public interest more do not have to submit their plans to the private lands for commercial use and to
PROPONENTS OF THE EDC say it than help it. Planning Commission, but most of See CITY, Page 13
State postal leader
From Staff and Wire Reports
The president of the Michigan State
Association of Letter Carriers said
yesterday he does not favor ratification
of the tentative nationwide postal
"There are some changes in the work
rules for postal workers, but nothing
that could compensate us for such a low
pay raise," said Jerry Franek.
"IT WAS the same old story where
the U.S. Postal Service waited until the
last minute to put its proposals on the
table and then we postal employees
backed down and gave in to those
He said the postal workers' represen-
Franek said the contract "probably
will be ratified, but it could mean that
the letter carriers, anyway, may end up
with another national president instead
of J. Joseph Vacca."
HE SAID the pay raise included in the
agreement does not meet the needs of
postal workers and fails to reward them
for higher productivity.
Franek said, however, he favors the
addition of two 10-minute breaks to the
regular work day as well as changes in
seniority ratings for postal employees.
He said he deplored the actions of
some postal employees in New Jersey
and California, who had gone on strike.
"WE CAN understand their feelings,
but we can't agree with their means,"
"They know, like we do, that this is
just a tentative agreement and that
postal employees are not bound by it
until it has been approved in the
ratification process. "It was premature
for them to strike at this time."
In Ann Arbor, Louis Brough,
president of the local branch of the
National Association of Letter Carriers
yesterday said he was still uncertain
whether to support ratification. He said
there are many problems with the new
contract, primarily the lack of im-,
provements in working conditions.
"They'll have to come up with better
proposals for working conditions,
because it doesn't look good now," said
He refused to predict what would
happen if next month's ratification vote
fails but said he hopes the two sides
would quickly settle the dispute and
sign a new pact.
Pn.nalel of talent
Apparently oblivious to frisbee-players and skate-boarders, these jugglers are
keeping their eyes on balls and pins during a practice session on the Diag yes-
outside the Hirshhorn Museum of Art in the nation's
capital. Said the eloquent senator: "Isis achieves an
aesthetic transubstantiation of that which is at once
elusive yet ineluctable in the modern sensibility."
English translation: he doesn't know what the hell
it's supposed to be, either.
Set up or shut up
Councilmember Earl Greene's (D-Second Ward)
tangled tongue commanded the city of Ann Arbor to
do something quite foreign Monday night: "shut
up. Greene quickly caught his slip and suggested
some type of "set-up" for parking structures in-
stead of telling the community to stifle,
the Students' International Mediation Society offers
an introductory lecture on transcendental
meditation in room 4111 Michigan Union at-you
guess it-noon. The lecture will be repeated at 8 ...
joing the folks from the Wesley Foundation for a
picnic on the lawn at 602 E. Huron at noon
(naturally). Bring your own lunch ... the Campus
Labor Support Group holds a mass informational
meeting for clericals with the OCC from 4-7 in the
Michigan Union ballroom . . . the Back Alley
players hold auditions for their upcoming produc-
tion of Ladies in Waiting from 6:30 to 9:30 in 2518
Frieze Building. Women's roles only. Crew work is
also available . . . there's still time to apply for
Project Outreach's fall Internship in Adolescence, a
full-time undergradute fieldwork program. Pick up
an application at 554 Thompson or call 764=9179.
On the outside
It will be some kind of day today-somesun, some
clouds, perhaps some rain. Expect a high in the up-
per 80s with a low.in the mid to upper 60s.
i - . - - . - Happenings .. .
1Is !. .. begin at noon with a meeting of the Com-
It's only July, but folks observing the Washington mission for Women in 4051 LSA. The public is
scene have already tapped New York Sen. Daniel welcome to attend ... also at noon, the Ann Arbor-
Moynihan asa shoe-in to win the award for uttering Ypsilanti branch of the Women's Inernational
the year's most esoteric sentence. It's hard to League for Peace and Freedom holds a midsummer
imagine anyone topping Moyniham's remark about luncheon at the Miebigan League. Go through the
the s ?dpture.Isis"which ndw irapethe groun; a -g-epia ljgethen bing you trays to room 4. - .