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Monday, August 2, 1999 - The Michigan Daily --3
LS senior runs for count commissioner

Pnnary election slated or tomorrow
By Ray Kania slow urban sprawl," Irwin said. primary, including Philip D'Anieri,
Daily Staff Reporter To preserve green spaces and to con- press secretary for the state Senate
University students might take a trol growth, Irwin said he advocates a Democrats in Lansing, attorney John
greater interest in local politics, plan to purchase the development rights Ellison, and Jeffrey Mortimer, inter-
since one of their own has thrown to much of the county's open land, im county commissioner.
s hat into the ring. though auch a proposal was defeated on Although his opponents may be
LSA senior Jeff Irwin is running last year's ballot. more seasoned, Irwin has consider-
for the District II seat on the Another issue in the campaign is able political experience.
Washtenaw County Commission. the availability of affordable housing Irwin currently serves as program
The district in Ann director of the League of Conservation
e n c o m- A r b o r Voters Education Fund and was a leg-
p a sse s runnin bring a n d islative assistant to State Sen. Alma
much of responsible through- Wheeler Smith (D-Salem Twp.). He
t h e out the has also worked with the Ann Arbor
University, county, a Tenants Board and the University's off-
including land use d EI n and TO t o p i c campus housing board.
C e n t rra 1 s r y which Irwin, who is majoring in political
a m p u s S W urban sprawl I r w i n science, said his studies have
residence - Jeff Irwin said calls enhanced his interest in politics. He
halls and County Commission candidate f o r said classes in environmental law
many sur- increased and international economic develop-
rounding county ment have been particularly valu-
student neighborhoods. support of non-profit organizations able.
Irwin is not the first University working to renovate the city's aging Since he needs only a small num-
student to seek political office while buildings, ber of credits to graduate, Irwin is
enrolled in classes. Students in the "We need more affordable hous- not concerned that his studies will
1960s and 1970s successfully ran ing," Irwin said. "The situation is interfere with his duties on the
or spots on the Ann Arbor City out of control," county commission, should he be
ommission while others in recent But Irwin's most immediate concern elected.
elections unsuccessfully ran for is tomorrow's Democratic primary elec- Irwin said he is uncertain about a
mayor and other positions. tion. Since the winner faces no future career in politics, but plans to
Central to this year's campaign is land Republican challenger, "the primary is remain in the Ann Arbor area, and to
development policy in Washtenaw the election," Irwin said, although the continue his work with environmen-
County, an issue Irwin said motivated possibility of a successful write-in can- tal and housing issues.
him to join the race. didacy exists for the general election in "Ann Arbor is a great place to
"I'm running to bring about more November. live," Irwin said. "I'll continue to be
responsible land use decisions and to Irwin faces three opponents in the involved whether I win or not."

LSA senior Jeff Irwin, running for Washtenaw County Commissioner, is focus
attention on tomorrow's Democratic primary.

.Deli offers

'sympathy' for parking tickets
By Seva Gunitskiy spot and worry about tickets.
Daily Staff Reporter But not all residents are ecstatic about the deal
There is nothing like the quest to find parking Patty Kilyanek, a University employee who sai
this summer to make local drivers red in the face. the parking has been "terrible" all summer, saw lit
Add a parking ticket to the situation and a bad day tle consolation in a couple bucks off a sandwich.
can becom e en worse. "You still have to pay the ticket," Kilyanek said
But with no relief to the downtown parking Area meter maids refused to comment on th(
crunch in sight, a local business has stepped for- promotion.
ward to make a parking ticket a little more palat- Zingerman's started offering the parking ticke
able. discounts yesterday and plans to continue the pro
In a unique new proram, Ziitg'cnan's Deli, 422 motion through the fall for at least three mor
Detroit hi. is off-i n' special discount to drivers months, Hoop said.
who recen.e a parkit ticket, if they brng some
evidence to back thenup.
The ide ce up dur a mangrs' hrain-
socmig ssin, sael K-itb Hlop, a/Zigerman s
ass ttittgr. "Wf Gsat to tae i io{fun
and clpout ustmers, as weas pk fu tthe
parkig prob en.
th promn s ry srmp b n aparking
tick-sib' sai day it is id d di wI take ME ICAN CAF E
2 off any 'aidwh to. uflrtunate h to a333 E.uron Ann Abor
et two reket in onc day cin gt a "biy one get
"And if you g tos hr in your towing
'N papers.You'llge if-hi. Ad hunch oflsym-
pathy" hoop said.
Hardly a panacs to icket problems, the dis-
count may at least a.e the pain for some students.
LSA senior Avesa towe said parking in Ann
Arbor is a real strugglc .M kt1 1 D&tly readers
DANA INNANE/Day "I have a friend who has to park in the most WLI
s Kerrytown obscure places, like some little side streets," ToweW
aunts for said adding that the deal may be helpful to some 7 4 6 5
students who go out of their way to find a parking OthS.W s til M aht, Mn. - Sat. 11L'tilI

The Summer Edition of
is almost over...
after August 9th...
T it will only be a memory
P of your past.
The paper will resume
daily publications
beginning on
September 8,
with our annual
back-to-school issue, the
New Student Edition.

Zingerman's Deli is a landmark in Ann Arbor'
neighborhood and is offering sandwich disco
customers who are issued parking tickets.

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