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The City Council of Garden City consists of seven members elected at large and is vested with all legislative powers of the city except for those prohibited by state law or the City Charter. The two candidates receiving the most votes will be elected to four-year terms. The two candidate receiving the third and fourth highest number of votes will be elected to two-year terms.Vote for four (4).
CHOOSE TWO CANDIDATES FROM BELOW TO COMPARE
  • Melissa M. DiMichele

  • Brian Earle

  • Mark Jacobs millwright

  • Michael P. Jones

  • Pam King

  • Jaylee Lynch

  • Patricia McKarge

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Campaign Email gardencitymi.org
Education high school graduate
I am a graduate of Bishop Borgess H.S. and have been a resident of GC for appx. 53 of my 55 years. I am currently an employee of Ford Motor Co. where I am a millwright. I have also been a councilmember in Garden City for the past 2 yrs. I am seeking reelection because I think I bring experience to the position from (a) living in the city so long & (b) being on council the past 2 yrs. I believe the city is going in the right direction and would like to continue the progress we've achieved so far. I was part of the commitee that brought in GFL, which also brought in curbside recycling, I also helped get the new restrooms at moeller field. I also helped in trying to protect our retirees pensions. I believe in the residents and the city and would like to continue in making Garden City a great place to live.
ROADS. I think they are one of the biggest issues we have right now. Everyone wants better streets, but with the state continually cutting our funding and people wanting a long term solution, I think a millage is the best answer. I know it's not a perfect plan, but I think for the majority of residents it's a good solution. The other big problem we have are empty buildings. There is no easy solution here either since the city does not own the property and cannot force owners to take a certain price. Possibly reaching out to owners even more would help, or maybe bringing in a professional to get companies to locate here. Where appropiate offer some incentives ( ie.. some tax breaks or something similiar).
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