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VOTE EATON ON AUGUST 6TH
THANK YOU VOTERS, VOLUNTEERS, SUPPORTERS AND FAMILY...WITHOUT YOU THIS WIN WOULD NOT BE AS FULFILLING. MORE TO COME - JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR NOW!!!
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my campaign web site. My name is Jack Eaton, and I am asking for your vote in the upcoming August 6th Democratic primary election for City Council. Like many Ann Arbor citizens I first came to town to attend the University of Michigan. I liked the city, its neighborhoods, the trees and the parks. Along with my wife Bitsy, I have lived here for the last 27 years.
In speaking to my Ward 4 neighbors, I've been hearing the same themes repeated: City Hall needs to focus on the basics—water, sewer, solid waste, recycling, composting, infrastructure and safety. Recently, after a home invasion during which the resident scared off the intruder, the resident was told by the city's police dispatcher that no patrol car would be sent to the site of the crime. The resident was told to "call back if it happens again." Is this the level of service we should expect in exchange for the high taxes we pay? Absolutely not.
Legacy costs for the city's 800 or so retirees are enormous and must be addressed.
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Ann Arbor must also tackle its structural cost issues before asking taxpayers for increased millages and new taxes. Ward 4 residents have told me Ann Arbor needs leaders who are prepared to be innovative when balancing the budget, and ones who will ask questions.
I want to add my voice to Ward 2 Council member Jane Lumm’s plea for civility in public discourse. Public servants should be able to disagree without engaging in petty name calling.
The election to represent the 4th Ward on City Council is not complicated — voters have a clear choice. If 4th Ward residents support how tax dollars are used, how local government is run, and how Councilmember Higgins has represented them, they should re-elect her. If 4th Ward residents believe we should get back to basics in terms of services, priorities, and spending and want someone who will represent their interests, listen, answer their emails, return their phone calls, and advocate for them, they have an alternative.
I hope I will have further opportunity to discuss my priorities with you. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me via phone or email, and explore my campaign web site. Start with the "Ideas" link. Better yet, contact me directly. After all, that's why I'm running for City Council and asking for your vote on August 6th.