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candidates and issues

Property Budget Housing Solid waste Energy Planning Student
IroES taxes priorities management involvement

Second Ward
,Earl Greene
Stacy Stephanopoulos

A tax cut would be
"irresponsible." Against
spending surplus in city

Doesn't know where he
would cut services. Would
add more housing
inspectors, implement
city energy plan, expand .
human services.

Would create Downtown
Development Authority to
provide financing for new
housing. The authority
would also enforce rent

Favors buying solid waste
shredder. Supports a
resource recovery plan
and burning refuse derived
fuel from shredder.

Backs an ordinance
requiring storm windows
on rental units to conserve
heat and an ordinance
requiring insulation
minimums. Supports city
energy plan.

Favors neighborhood
planning organizations.

Wants to increase student
participation but1doesn't
know how to get students

i i i i .

Would have to look at
budget to see if a tax cut
is possible.

Doesn't know what she
would cut. Would add
housing inspectors and
recreational programs
for youths.

Would educate tenants on
rights. Supports rent
control that would tie
rent hikes to increases
in inflation.

Supports buying shredder.
Would educate citizens on
the need to recycle while
implementing recycling
program gradually.

No suggestions for cutting
energy consumption..

Backs limited growth.
Wants limit on allowed
housing density.

Supports forums in dorms
on issues such as housing.,

9 4 I * I I

Fifth Ward
Joyce Cheshrough
William Gudenau
A.J. Lalonde
Louis Velker

Has not decided which plan
is feasible, may favor a
shift of tax burden to a
new income tax with less
emphasis on property

"Not much fat in budget,"
favors hiring more full-
time police officers.

Against rent control
because it would dis-
courage new construction.

Favors delay in shredder
construction, but has not
decided on specific
elements of a solid waste
management plan.,

Wants to see Ann Arbor be
a leader in energy con-
servation. Wants to make
buildings more energy-
efficient and create
incentives-such as
increased parking rates-
to reduce the number of
cars in the city.

Would like to see higher
density development
downtown, "DDA(Down-
town Development Author-
ity) couldn't hurt." Thinks
the city has an optimum
size and the limits should
be firmed-up with highway

"Students identify with
their home communities.
If they want to participate
-more power to them."

Wants city tax cut. At state Favors modified approach Shredder is "ultimately Favors city energy plan. Supports idea of student
Wantlsuprscagin Fvrmoiidarah "That's all socialism and I conceivable" but not yet. Said his business has cut Spot dao tdn
aussesenratooet Sugestssnly omin orareas can't buy any of that." Supports curbside recycl- energy consumption 20 to Supports limited growth involvement but has no
Rentgcntrolwoulding.iFvorsarivat 30 per cent in the last 18 to accommodate housing specific proposals for
burden on residential outudngsadcy Rent control would ing. Favors private potsRdnes nresn htivle
poet.to cut funding, saidciy dsorgne uin, omayttkevr city months. Recommends needs,. increasing that involve-
property budget is lean ahready discourage new housng. compan to tke over city cnsraicmes ment in city government
bugeti enaray. refuse pickups. conservation on little mn nct oenet
Would improve law
Would meet with taxpayers enforcement, plans to "do
once a week to get views what I can to cut wasteful
on hw city government spending," would make No proposal. No proposal. No proposal. No proposal. No proposal.
could lower taxes. sure federal grants are
distributed in an
"equitable manner." -

Would "try to keep from
raising taxes ... Taxes
should be lowered."

Recognizes that "people
want city services." Would
look at administration to
see if expenses can be cut.
Would not cut recreation
program but said he would
have to analyze budget
more closely before
determining priorities.

Said he sees lots of vacancy
ads in the Ann Arbor News.
Considers rent control
proposals "another
example of government
interfering." Strong
believer in free enterprise.

"I would favor being more
strict about who can use
the dump." Favors
analysis of cost and
services factors in a solid
waste management

Thinks incentive programs
are necessary to induce
energy saving. "I don't
think the city can tell a
business or a homeowner
to turn out lights."

Concerned that density
limits would worsen
housing shortage, and
considers stopping growth
of city unwise.

Thinks students should be
involved and enthusiastic
in the political process.

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A reluctant endorsement
for Greene in.the Second

Chesbrough in

Chesbroug h
the -Fifth

Ward races'
whys and
THE SECOND WARD has the largest
student population of the city's five wards,
with students comprising about 85 per cent
of the area's (potential) voters. It includes
Central Campus, the hill dormitories, and
much of North Campus.
The Second Ward has traditionally voted
Democratic. Councilman Earl Greene,
who is running for his third consecutive
term, ran unopposed in 1978.
Leslie Morris is the other councilperson
from the Second Ward.
JAMES CMERJEK and Gerald Bell,
both Republicans, currently represent the;,
'Fifth Ward on Council. The ward has
traditionally elected GOP candidates.
The winner of tomorrow's primary will
face Democrat.Thomas Bletcher in the
April 7 election.
The Fifth Ward is roughly bounded by
Main Street, and Pauline and Miller

for a change of pace

A NEWSPAPER'S political en-
dorsements can communicate
either of two ideas. One is an indication
of approval of a candidate's
qualifications, record, and goals. The
other, and more cynical alternative, is
a simple recognition of reality; voters
must choose one candidate over the
other at the polls, however
unsatisfactory both may be.
The Daily endorses Earl Greene for
the Democratic Pary nomination in the
Second Ward City Council race.
Regretfully, our rationale is the latter
cited above, and most emphatically
not the first.
Greene is an incumbent bidding for
his third two-year term. He faces
University student Stacy
Stephanopoulos for the Second Ward
spot on the Democratic ticket, the
winner of which will face Republican
LSA junior Toni Burton in April's
general City Council election
Greene understands, and has
valuable experience with, city
government. He realized, for example,
that the Republican-dominated City
Council might go along with the
nmanentio nrnnni afr anwntown

opponent, Stephanopoulos. The
problem may be that Greene sees city
politics as a process of give and take,
and,_ot as an eternal war between the
parties, as other members of his
caucus seem to think. Greene's style
would seem preferable, given the
almost token influence of Democrats
on many Council decisions.
But the claims of the Stephanopoulos
camp that Greene has not worked hard
enough for his constituents are
justified. He has pushed little of his
own legislation through Council,
though he might have, had he donated
more time and energy to his goals.
Greene has simply not done enough,
and it shows.
Stacy Stephanopoulos has
campaigned energetically, and for that
we praise her. But she has not done her
homework. She could not even explain
recently how the basics of how some of
her solutions to city problems would
work. She exhibits an unfortunate
ignorance about many of the
complexities of the city political
process that would hamper even her
most well-intentioned efforts as a
Pminriw ,wtPmhm e .. T . - a - c.

THE DAILY endorses Joyce Ches-
brough for the Republican party
nomination in tomorrow's Fifth Ward
As a member of the Ann Arbor
Transportation Authority, Chesbrough
showed, by skillfully articulating the
issues that confronted AATA during
her tenure, that she well understands
the functioning of city government.
She has proved that she would serve
the city effectively as a councilwoman.
Chesbrough; a twenty-year resident
of the Ward, speaks intelligently of her
work with local schools during the '60s,
and of her involvement with other
community issues during the early
'70s. She has both won and lost political
battles, and has emerged with a great
love of Ann Arbor. She now wishes to
return to the fray.
Chesbrough has an open mind. She
promises to consider any proposal and
judge it on its merits, rather than on
the basis of the issue's political worth.

On the other hand, Chesbrough
believes strongly in free enterprise,
just like more traditional Republicans.
She opposes rent control because she
thinks it would stifle competition and
thus dampen the enthusiasm of
,businesspeople who would otherwise
build student housing.
Her experience as board member
and chairperson for two years on
AATA taught her the political
mechanics of local government. She
remembers the Authority running an
idealistic system that would not
survive, sherbelieved, without
handouts from the federal
government. "At one point, I was the
only one on the board saying, 'Hey, this
isn't working, she recalls.
Of Chesbrough's opponents, William
Gudenau undoubtedly has the best
chances. He has raised nearly $4,400
for the primary campaign, almost four
times as much as Chesbrough raised.
Gudenau's money comes from the
bastions of Ann Arbor's Republican



1 East Quad.....701 E. University Ave.
2 East Quad.......701 E. University Ave.
3 Angell Hall....1608 S. University Ave.
4 Stockwell Hail ... 3245S. Observatory St.
5 Mary Markley Hall 1425 Washington Hts.
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7 Comm. High School .401 N. Division St.
8 Brookside Apts. Com.
Rm .............1513 Jones Dr.
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10 Fire Station No.5.....:1946 Beal Ave.
11 Village Green Club-
house ....1819 Village Green Lane
12 Logan School......2685 Traver Blvd.



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