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NWS City Council Candidate Forum, 2 November

27. October 2005 • Murph
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Copied from the New West Side blog,

The New West Side Association, along with the Ann Arbor Alliance, the Michigan Student Assembly External Relations Committee, and the Urban Planning Students Association, announce a debate next month in advance of the City Council elections.

History Professor Matt Lassiter will moderate the candidate debate, including

Bob Johnson, D-1st;
Stephen Rapundalo, D-2nd, and Tom Bourque, R-2nd (tentative);
Leigh Greden, D-3rd; [and Rich Birkett, Ind(?)]
Jim Hood, R-4th, and Marcia Higgins, D-4th; .
Wendy Woods, D-5th.

Learn their positions on student-renter issues, submit your questions, and get free food in the process.

Wed, Nov. 2. Henderson Room of Michigan League, 7 pm

If you have any pressing questions you’d like to see asked, post comments here or e-mail to Dale; he and Lassiter will be making the final selection.



  1. I encourage anyone who’s interested in local politics to come, and I hope that’s everyone. In my view, the most important place to be active is wherever you are; whether you’re a townie, a student or you work at the university, the activities of city council affect you.

    This debate will certainly focus on the issues of renters and students, but the implications of candidates’ positions are relevant to everyone in Ann Arbor.
       —Dale    Oct. 29 '05 - 02:32PM    #
  2. The podcast for debate (mp3 format) is available at the New West Side site.
       —Dale    Nov. 3 '05 - 02:11PM    #