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Local Candidates Discuss Planning Issues

21. October 2004 • Murph
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An expanded version of the press release from last week on the Mayoral candidates’ forum:

The Urban Planning Students Association and Planners Network will be hosting a pair of events on local land use and planning issues. Candidates for City Council, Michigan Representative, Ann Arbor Mayor, and other local offices will be speaking on their priorities and answering questions from the community.

On Thursday, 28 October, a forum in Room 1227 of the Art+Architecture Building will include City Councilmember Jean Carlberg (D-3rd Ward) and Green Party challenger Marc Reichardt, State Representative Chris Kolb (D-53rd), and County Commissioner Conan Smith (D-10th District). On Friday, 29 October, Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje and challenger Jane Lumm will be speaking in the Art+Architecture Building Auditorium with moderator Matt Lassiter, Assistant Professor of History.

Both events will take place from 6-8 pm at 2000 Bonisteel Blvd. on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. The Art + Architecture Building is on the University “Bursley-Baits”, “Northwood” and “Commuter” bus lines, across the street from Pierpont Commons. Parking is available behind the building with an entrance off of Fuller Road, across from the VA Hospital.

These events are free and open to all members of the community, and attendees are encouraged to bring their questions on the Greenbelt, downtown development, affordable housing, transit, historic preservation, and other local and regional planning issues.

Contact Dan Kennelly at or (734) 327-0372 for additioanl information.

  1. I’m glad this is happening.

    However, I regret that I will be unable to attend the Thurs. Oct. 28th session. That evening at 6pm, former U.S. Congressman David Bonior will be coming to Ypsilanti to lead a rally for my campaign, so I better be there. (See my blog or campaign web site for details.)
       —Larry Kestenbaum    Oct. 21 '04 - 09:58PM    #
  2. “County Commissioner Conan Smith (D-10th District)” ....well, not until after November 2, technically…
       —Brandon    Oct. 22 '04 - 12:36AM    #
  3. Brandon, am I writing you in for Co. Comm? :) You’ve seen that I’m a write-in for 1st Ward Council, right? I currently have 3 votes lined up!
       —Murph    Oct. 22 '04 - 11:57AM    #
  4. 4.
       —ann arbor is overrated    Oct. 22 '04 - 10:35PM    #