opinion: Sturgis' positivity makes him stand out from other candidates
Ann Arbor native Eric Sturgis is clearly the best candidate for City Council in the 1st Ward.
It's no surprise that he supports efficient city services, governmental transparency, well-funded public safety, safe and pedestrian friendly neighborhoods, city parks and natural areas. Those are givens! I also very much like his strong commitment to historic preservation. But Eric offers more than that. He will provide a fresh voice, backed up by intelligence and an open mind that will support City Council's movement beyond the naysayers on every issue and help create an exciting future for this town. Eric is no accountant, but he has an excellent grasp of the financial and governmental requirements that will make progress possible. At the same time, he is well aware of the dangers — including the kind of negativity expressed by some candidates that would limit our future community possibilities. Eric's positive approach to the future has won him — among a long list of others — the endorsement of former City Council Members Eunice Burns, Pat Vareen Dixon and Jean Robinson. I have had the opportunity to talk at length with Eric. He has won my strong support. Vote for Eric Sturgis on Aug. 7!