Kunselman Recall Gaining Traction
Update to the story that ran Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
Homeless individuals and their advocates claim they are getting a positive response to their effort to recall Ann Arbor City Council member, Stephen Kunselman.
While they won't give specific numbers, critics of Third Ward Council Representative Kunselman say their effort to collect over 1,847 signatures by the end of the month is off to a good start. The recall effort centers around Kunselman's request for a tent community to be removed from the southeast part of the city. Daniel Ward has been knocking on doors in the third ward collecting signatures. Ward is of the opinion that "we're going to meet the requirement and above some." Ward feels that "a lot of people can relate to this, even the people that aren't homeless, that are just struggling lower class."
The effort could be paused, however, if Kunselman appeals the Election Commission's approval of the recall language. Kunselman has ten days to file the appeal, and hasn't made a final decision.