YOUR VOICE: POLITICS DOESN’T BELONG IN CITY GOVERNMENT

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Partisan divisiveness has found its way into Farmington. This campaign season has been one like no other. A record number of seven candidates are vying for three seats on the City Council. Of those seven, three have banded together to create a “slate” in which resources were pooled and promises have been made.

The City Council plays a vital role in the day-to-day life of the residents. Your five elected officials are responsible for the very things that have immediate impact on your quality of life; setting the millage rate, identifying capital improvement projects, and balancing the budget.

Together, Maria Taylor ($4,801), David Delind ($6,430) and Johnna Balk ($3,004) have raised $14,235 to support their joint candidacies. Of that amount 60% ($8,604) was received from outside of Farmington, and in many instances outside of Michigan. $3,800 is directly from political parties and PACs.

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