The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 23, 1985- Page 3
Peterson urges city, 'U' to
develop low-income housing
By RACHEL GOTTLIEB
City councilman Lowell Peterson (D-
First Ward) presented the second part
of the Affordable Housing Task Force
report last night and recommended
that the city co-develop low-income
housing with the University.
The University is the largest lan-
downer in WashtenawtCounty and the
largest landlord in Ann Arbor, accor-
ding to Kate Warner, a University
professor of Urban Studies and a task
force committee member.
"THE CITY can't develop housing
programs without consulting the
University," Warner said.
Warner pointed to the joint efforts of
Stanford University and the city of Palo
Alto, Calif. in co-developing low-income
housing. "Although it was not an easy
marriage, it worked," she said.
The report also recommends the
development of single room occupan-
cy complexes and suggests the use of
zoning laws, possible tax increases, and
the development of a housing develop-
ment trust fund to help finance
development and upkeep of low-income
THERE IS no easy solution for the
development of low-income housing'
but it is a problem that needs to be ad-
dressed, Peterson said.
"The time has come to take some ac-
tion," said committee member Bob
The committee also recommended
the creation of an independent non-
profit housing development
organization that would not be a part of
the city apparatus but would indepen-
dently explore programs for alter-
native low-income housing.
The city has control over zoning and
taxes and these are very powerful tools,
The report suggests the use of tax
abatements to lower rents. "This
worked in Hartford, Conn. and it could
work in Ann Arbor," Peterson said.
The committee also recommended
the appointment of a single room oc-
cupancy task force to develop rooms for
single people with low to moderate in-
comes and suggested that such com-
plexes be built in downtown Ann Arbor
so occupants can be close to their jobs.
March of Dimes
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A collection of the fuzzy star of "Bloom County," Opus, watches passersby yesterday on South University from the win-
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Campuses join al
From United Press International
Anti-apartheid protests spread to university campuses
$cross the nation yesterday, with a growing number of
arrests and students vowing to pressure South Africa into en-
ding its policy of racial segregation.
In San Francisco, 22 demonstrators, including a dozen San
Francisco State University faculty members, were arrested
yesterday for sitting in front of the revolving doors of the
At Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., students also vowed
to continue their protests to persuade the university to divest
its $120 million in investments with companies that deal with
the South African government.
A senior at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., said
yesterday he would refuse to accept his diploma or par-
ticipate in graduation ceremonies to protest the university's
investments in South Africa.
At Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., civil rights
leader Jesse Jackson was scheduled to speak at a rally today
aimed at ending the university's investments in South Africa,
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union contract were not expressed in
Grossbart said the union tried to
negotiate protection against tax
liability in the new contract.
"We wanted a two-year contract and
we wanted the ability to reopen
negotiations if the contract (waiver)
tax status changed," he said. "The
University wanted a three-year con-
tract but did not want a reopener
FROM GROSSBART'S viewpoint, the
newly ratified contract represents a
compromise between the union and the
"The union negotiated a one-year
contract what will expire in March and
bring us to the bargaining table in
January," he said. In January, he ob-
served, the union will know the status of
the tax law and will be able to negotiate
a subsequent contract accordingly.
If, however, the exemption law is not
reinstated, TAs will be liable for taxes
on waivers during January and
February while the union negotiates
with the University.
"WE WORRY about this," Holzka
admitted. "Our hope is that we'll have
become strong enough by next year to
insist that the University do something
(to compensate TAs) immediately."
University bargainer Dan Gamble
said TAs should try to be optimistic
The Netherlands-America University League will present a talk by
Aerospace Engineering Prof. Harm Buning entitled "Adventures of a Real
Flying Dutchman" at 8 p.m. in the International Center. He will talk about
his career from his first flight in a Dutch Fokker to his involvement in the
Apollo Space Program. The talk will be illustrated with films.
MTF - Das Boot, 7 & 9:40 p.m., Michigan Theater
Ark - New talent night, Steve Turner, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main St.
English Language & Literature - Poetry reading, Radcliffe Squires, 4
p.m., W. Conference Room, Rackham.
Theater Department -- Play, The Private Ear, 4 p.m., Trueblood Theater,
School of Music - Recitals: harpsichord students, 8 p.m., Recital Hall;
violin, Richard Evich, 8 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall; workshop, opera, 8
p.m., Mendelssohn Theater, League; Chamber Winds/Wind Enseble, 8 p.m.,
Chemistry - Peter Beak, "Amide Directions in Organolithium
Chemistry: Novel, Useful & Mechanistically Interesting Reactions," 4 p.m.,
Rm. 1300 Chemistry Building.
Eclipse Jazz - Michael Nastos, "ACCM and New Music," 7:30 p.m.,
Crofoot Room, Union.
Armenian Studies Cultural Association - Yves Ternon, "The Armenian
Genocide: 70 years After," 7:30p.m., Kuenzel Room, Union.
Geological Science - Harold Mazursky, "New Developments in the Space
Exploration of Mars & Venus," 4 p.m., Rm. 4001 C.C. Little Building.
Mechanical Engineering Applied Mechanics - Biren Prasad, "Variable
Penalty Method for Structural Optimization," 11 a.m., Rm. 1005 Dow
University Alanon - noon, Rm. 3200 Union.
His House Christian Fellowship- 7:30 p.m., 925 E. Ann St.
Ann Arbor Go Club - 7 p.m., Rm. 1433 Mason Hall.
Michigan Student Assembly - 7:30 p.m., Rm. 3909 Union.
Society of Minority Engineering Students - 7:30 p.m., Rm. 311 W.
Alanon - non-smoking men's group, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 512
E. Huron St.
Center for Eating Disorders Support Group - 7:30 p.m., Human Growth
Community Health Program - Beth Soldo, "Health Status & Chronic Care
Needs of the Elderly: Alternative Understandings of Morbidity & Mor-
tality," 3 p.m., Rm. 3121, 400 N. Ingalls Building.
Institute of Science & Technology - Forum, "Strategies for Improving
U.S. Industrial Competitiveness," 1 p.m., Chrysler Center.
Microcomputer Education Center - workshop, Microsoft Word (Session
2), 8:30 a.m ; Introduction to MS-DOS, 1 p.m; Introduction to the Macintosh,
3 p.m., Rm. 3113, School of Education Buiding.
about the reinstatement of the exem-
ption law. "I'm optimistic that
Congress will pass the law to keep the
waiver tax exempt," he said. "I've
been hearing good things from
Gamble also said he was "very hap-
py" that the contract was ratified.
"When two sides put in that much work
(on a contract)," he said, "it's anti-
climactic not to have it ratified."
Gamble said University and union
bargainers plan to meet next Monday to
sign the contract. Non-monetary
provisions will become effective im-
mediately after the signing. Monetary
changes will be implemented at the
beginning of the fall 1985 semester.
Video equipment taken
A video camera was taken from an
unlocked home on the 500 block of South
Division sometime early Saturday
morning. Ann Arbor police reported
that the camera was worth less than
$925. Video equipment of unknown
value was discovered missing from a
house on the 2300 block of Bishop Street
late Saturday evening.
A suitcase, wallet, and cash were
taken from an unlocked home on the
1300 block of Hoyt Street early Saturday
morning. In all, the merchandise and
cash were valued at less than $225.
- Thomas Hrach
The peer review committee for the
University's medical technology
program did not recommend that the
program be terminated. A story in last
Tuesday's Daily incorrectly reported
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