Council member Kathy Griswold: Experienced, Effective Leadership.
Since Ward 2 voters chose Kathy to represent them on City Council in 2018, she has used her years of experience as an elected official, and her consistent voice of reason, to get the job done on Ann Arbor City Council. Kathy has kept the campaign promises she made to Ward 2 voters in 2018.
Media coverage of Council member Kathy Griswold’s work on behalf of Ward 2 residents:
- Council member Kathy Griswold promised she would stand up for ethical, transparent city government, and she has done so repeatedly.
- During her time on City Council, Council member Kathy Griswold has consistently championed funding excellent City services.
- Council member Kathy Griswold promised she would put people before politics. When it was revealed that County’s domestic violence shelter was being mismanaged and victims (and their children) were severely and adversely impacted, Kathy was the first elected official to offer up a plan of action. She has actively supported the Independent Police Oversight Commission and voted to create and fund an AAPD unarmed response team.
- Council member Kathy Griswold promised she would improve safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. She has done so over and over again.
- Council member Kathy Griswold promised she would vote to fund critical repairs and updates to the City’s water infrastructure.
- When Kathy Griswold ran in 2018, no 1,4 dioxane had been detected in Barton Pond, where Ann Arbor gets 80 percent of its drinking water. In 2019, it was announced that the carcinogen had been detected in the City’s water source. Council member Kathy Griswold promised she would support EPA Superfund status to clean-up the 1.4 dioxane Gelman Plume. She has fought against short-sighted, political opposition to EPA Superfund status and, along with U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, is working to implement a long-awaited, aggressive clean-up of the Plume.