What will be the hot issue in Ann Arbor over the next year?

July 26, 2017 MLive

Kunselman said the top issue that comes up when he's talking to residents is roads.

"Why aren't we talking about roads?" he said. "Why doesn't City Council put more money to roads, rather than just millage money?"

If the city didn't have dedicate millage funds for roads, he said, then the city would have no road improvements at all because the City Council doesn't put discretionary general fund dollars toward roads.

"Roads affect everything from bicyclist safety, car safety, pedestrian safety," Kunselman said.

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Ward 3 Candidates Go Head-to-Head, Ann Arbor Independent

July 19, 2017

Ward 3 Council Candidates Go Head-to-Head: Kunselman vs. Ackerman

MLive July 11, 2017

“To represent all Ward 3 residents requires engaging every resident in conversations and talking about their needs and their wants in terms of what city government can provide for them,” said Kunselman, who lives in the southeast part of the city near Packard and Platt.

“I think it’s important that I listen and I think it’s important that we understand that there is truly economic diversity in Ward 3 … and I think it’s important that we provide city services equally to everyone.

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum July 10, 2017

CTN Candidate's Comment June 30, 2017

 

MLive April 17, 2017

That involves dedicating a percentage of downtown parking revenues for affordable housing, an idea former Council Member Stephen Kunselman recently proposed.

Kunselman was sitting in the audience Monday night.

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MLive March 17, 2017

“Good luck with your decision and may it be compliant with the law,” said former City Council Member Stephen Kunselman, who noted the IRS is currently conducting a compliance audit of the Build America Bonds used for the Library Lane garage, an issue he has raised questions about over the years.

 

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Council to vote on Library Lot sale despite legal questions

The Michigan Daily April 13, 2017

City Council will go ahead with a vote on a $10 million contract to sell the downtown Library Lot to Chicago-based real estate firm Core Spaces during its April 17 meeting, despite the raising of legal questions regarding the contract by former Councilmember Stephen Kunselman.

Kunselman raised concerns the sale of the lot to a private firm would jeopardize the tax-exempt status of the Build America Bonds that were used to fund construction of the surface and underground parking lots the Library Lot is currently used for.

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