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Posted on Sat, Jul 23, 2011 : 7:37 p.m.

Mike Anglin is the kind of City Council member we need

By Letters to the Editor

Mike Anglin is the kind of council member we need: one who listens to his constituents. Every time I have called Mike with a problem, he has jumped in to handle it. He once told Roger Fraser that power in this city flows from the people to the council to the administration and not the other way around.

Mike has no hidden agendas as, I have learned, at least one of his opponents does. Mike is not going to try to bring back the attempt to build a conference center on the library lot. Mike is not pushing for unneeded development downtown or anywhere else in town. Mike understands that we are now severely understaffed in our public safety department and is working to change that. I am thrilled he is willing to serve us again. I urge you to support him. Cendra Lynn Ann Arbor

Comments

Veracity

Fri, Jul 29, 2011 : 5:36 p.m.

Councilman Anglin is one of the more knowledgeable City Council members who actually communicates with his constituents and even citizens who reside in other wards such as myself. He has responded to all of my email messages, providing detailed and specific responses to my questions. I have not had similar successes trying to contact my own City Council members who I will no longer support. Michael Anglin's efforts on the City Council supports the well-being of Ann Arbor citizens which includes fiscal responsibility. On occasion he had to oppose his Council colleagues in order to represent his constituency. His dedication to governing for his electorate, rather than for himself, should be rewarded with another term in office.

aes

Fri, Jul 29, 2011 : 12:43 p.m.

I like Mike--for public safety, for responsiveness to constituents, for good old-fashioned common sense, for caring for the whole of Ann Arbor, for speaking out courageously even when the majority on Council may disagree, for being practical, for paying attention to the economy and taxpayers' pocketbooks as well as the city's budget.