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File #: 16-1678    Version: 1 Name: 11/28/16 - First Ward Council Interviews
Type: Report or Communication Status: Filed
File created: 11/28/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/28/2016 Final action: 11/28/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Public Interview of Applicants for Anticipated Vacant First Ward Council Seat
Attachments: 1. K Lopata AnnArborCityCouncilCoverLetter, 2. Frenzel Application Letter and Resume, 3. JHayner, 4. DMoya, 5. C Bultman - 1st Ward letter resume, 6. Brent Eliason - Letter of Interest, 7. THussain application and resume


Public Interview of Applicants for Anticipated Vacant First Ward Council Seat


November 28 - Vacant First Ward Council Seat Interview Questions



1.     How long have you lived in Ann Arbor, and what have you done during that time to help your community solve problems?  Have you served in a voluntary leadership role for a non-profit, school, County, or City organization?  If so, what did you do?    


2.    Are you affiliated with any organizations or political parties that might take a position on City policies and projects?  If so, have you found that you regularly agree with those positions?  If not, why not?


3.    Many decisions facing Council are divisive - particularly those that affect quality of life for Ann Arbor's residents.  Some residents will urge a particular vote; others will urge the opposite.  City staff may indicate that a specific decision is more in keeping with approved planning documents or with state law.  How will you balance all of this information and come to an informed decision?


4.    What would you like to get accomplished in your first year on Council?


5.    We do not seek a commitment to vote one way or the other on any matter, but please tell us how you think through some of the more specific issues that are relevant to First Ward voters such as development of the DTE property and Lowertown; a new Train Station; or the deer management program.  Are there other First Ward issues that you would like to address?