Stephen Rapundalo is an effective leader with a proven track record
I urge Ann Arbor Ward 2 voters to join me in voting to re-elect Stephen Rapundalo to City Council. He has been effective in addressing neighborhood issues and providing leadership on council.
Stephen has a track record of donating his personal time to make Ann Arbor a better place. In the late 1990s, as president of the Orchard Hills-Maplewood Homeowners’ Association, Stephen got city officials to focus on the serious issue of basement flooding in his neighborhood and around Ann Arbor. He was subsequently named co-chairman of the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory Task Force. His work resulted in a strategic, on-going program that has provided city assistance to hundreds of homeowners and solved a serious infrastructure problem.
Again, before running for elected office, Stephen was chairman of the Park Advisory Commission (PAC), Park Recreation and Open Space Plan Committee, and Park Land Acquisition Committee. He also served as the PAC’s liaison to the City’s Environmental Commission.
Since being elected to council in 2005, Stephen has been an effective leader on tough issues. He tackled the city’s unsustainably expensive labor contracts — bringing them in line and helping to ensure that solid funding is available for core city services. In the 2nd Ward, Stephen led council’s action to create the Narrow Gauge Woods Natural Area in Millers Creek watershed. And, contrary to misinformation that has been put out in this campaign, Stephen strongly opposes selling or developing the Huron Hills Golf Course. Rather, he is leading efforts to enhance operations and revenues at Huron Hills and has rejected proposals that would have undermined its character.
Mike Allemang, Ann Arbor