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Ann Arbor is an advancing city that sets a national example by moving forward as business, technology, and the community shift. My platform looks to embrace this culture of change and how to best move forward together. I believe our community can meet the challenges of an ever-changing world and I envision this happening in Ann Arbor City Council in the following ways:
Addressing our city’s issues proactively: Whether it’s responding to residents’ public safety concerns or growing our local economy sustainably, we can’t wait until there’s a problem to solve it. We need the foresight to identify problems early on and address them before they get out of control.
Instilling an ethos of efficiency: Residents expect a high level of city services while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
Improving our housing choices: Teachers, young professionals, and medical staff work in our community; they should be able to live here, too. Greater choice in housing keeps our community open and vibrant and expands our resident tax base without raising property taxes.
Protecting our water, parks, and natural environment: Our stewardship of our natural treasures is critical, not only for ourselves, but for future generations as well.
Leading on transit: We must develop a more reliable mass transit system for the Ann Arbor area and incorporate it into the regional transit system.
Making Ann Arbor a home for arts, culture, and business: Fostering a thriving arts scene and a growing business community aren’t mutually exclusive. Indeed, research shows they’re mutually supportive. City Hall needs to provide the support and balance necessary to ensure our residents can enjoy jobs and high quality of life.
But this is only a partial list. The most important question is: What are your ideas? What challenges do you foresee, and how should we solve them? I welcome that conversation. Please feel free to call or email me with your ideas.
Click here for my complete Campaign Platform!
Professionally, I have worked for 20 years in business operational effectiveness roles for a company with a global footprint. I know what makes systems work effectively and, just as importantly, I know what doesn’t work.
Currently, politics has an “us vs. them” mentality. This is not an effective way to govern at any level. I believe we can influence changes locally in a manner that can extend outward. The job of an Ann Arbor City Council member is to advocate for their residents which requires true discussion, exchange of ideas, and reasonable compromise. I hope to have the opportunity to do exactly this on behalf of all Ward 2 residents.
Upon returning to Ann Arbor, I took the time to speak with my friends, neighbors, and community leaders—elected and otherwise. The more of these conversations I had, the more excited I became to be a part of where this city is headed in the next 5, 10, 20 years or more. I decided to run for Council because I’m ready to do my part to give back to a community that has given me so much. I have the professional expertise and interpersonal skills to effect positive change for all of us. I’m asking for your support, your trust, and your vote to represent you on City Council.
My name is Jared Hoffert, and I am the Democratic Candidate for Ann Arbor City Council in Ward 2. The general election is on November 7th.
I was born and raised in Southfield, MI and I got my first taste of Ann Arbor as a student attending the University of Michigan. After graduation, I followed my career to New York City. In my 17 years there, I experienced all the joys and challenges living in a big city has to offer. After my wife and I had our daughter, we began looking for a community better suited to raise children. It was a quick search and an easy decision for us to come back to Ann Arbor. The excellent schools; diversity of cultures; and the open, welcoming atmosphere provided everything we were looking for.
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