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Thanks to CMs who voted for C2 [TF Version of #a2PoliceOversight Ordinance] @ #a2council @A2Ackerman @ChuckWarp @Eaton4Council @AnneBannister5 and of course @sumi4aa for leading the opposition to @MayorTaylorA2's ordinance.
Seems to me there is still room for work on the proposed ordinance and its role[s] within the city, the community. #a2council #a2policeoversight
I have also noted elsewhere on social media, with the exception of Sumi...
...wondering where is the opposition leadership? Why hasn't a charter amendment been proposed? Why hasn't Eaton used labor connections to *educate* his AAPD police union colleagues? And hey, pretty sure I am not the only one who has these questions. #a2council #a2policeoversight
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So does the #a2council anti party's argument really boil down to "Make Ann Arbor Great Again?" Sure seems like it.
For example, Eaton's treasurer is trying to rebrand the anti party as "The Neighborhoods" - Real Ann Arbor - and the council party as "The Powers that Be" - sounds like "The Elites" doesn't it?ā€¦
Eaton and other NIMBYs love to rail against gentrification, conveniently forgetting that Ann Arbor was gentrified in the 1960s and 70s, when many of them came to town and displaced poorer residents.
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LET'S TALK ABOUT ROADS #AnnArbor #a2council
From the August 2018 Ann Arbor Observer:
"...When Councilmember Eaton levied his first Stadium Bridge critique back in 2010, he proposed that we go into debt to fix the bridge," [Mayor Taylor] emails.
[Taylor continues] "Instead we applied for and won federal grants, saving Ann Arbor $14M+ that we've used over the past 8 years** to fix the roads all over town." #a2council
"That's what I offered at the time," responds Eaton. "If we'd simply been ready, we could have gotten the entire project funded." #a2council
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Query thread about police staffing levels: #a2council #A2policeoversight **Could any of @EatonForMayor's supporters [or the man himself], explain to me and others how his "proactive policing" model will make Black and Latinx residents safer?**
[I should note, the police oversight commission is meant to create a safer living environment for Black and Latinx, and poor people/ ppl with mental health challenges, who are disproportionally targets of police action in A2] #a2council #A2policeoversight
*Because the folks I talk to who identify as Latinx and Black, want fewer interactions with police, not more.*

*Additionally, what is the justification for growing the police department when crime trends, esp violent crimes are trending downward?* #a2council #A2policeoversight
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