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Re: SG-W:/ Proposal B: A Time To Act

Mike, please.  Please don't say this is the last chance for urban 
density or mass transportation.  I support the measure, and I believe 
that it is important for preserving land, but it will itself do 
*nothing* for the other issues you mention.  Those other things are 
possible, but not definite, outcomes of this proposal, and it will 
require a lot more work to make them happen.

Claiming that Proposal B will itself affect density, transit 
feasibility, housing affordability, or anything else will only weaken 
our position in the future when we want to do the work to *really* make 
those things happen.  We need to be honest with ourselves and with the 
people around us; treating this as the ultimate solution is exactly 
what we shouldn't be doing.

On Oct 30, 2003, at 11:00 PM, Michael Sklar wrote:

> Proposal B may be our last chance to do more than just talk about land 
> preservation, urban density, and mass transportation.  Join those of 
> us who want to start down the right path -- while we still can -- on 
> the volunteer literature drop this weekend.  Just stop in at Open 
> Space HQ (315 W. Huron, most easily entered off of Washington Street 
> just west of First and across from the Kiwanis site) between 10 am and 
> 6 pm on Saturday or Sunday (or both!) to get your lit packet and 
> route.
> You don't have to live in Ann Arbor to help out.  Please, let's all 
> pull together to prove those overconfident developers wrong on 
> Tuesday.  And if you're registered to vote in Ann Arbor, don't forget 
> to vote YES on Proposal B this coming Tuesday, Nov. 4!
>   - Mike Sklar
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