But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Government seems to get more complicated as time goes on. It doesn’t have to be this way.
While zoning protects single family neighborhoods from being overrun with commercial and industrial uses, it is often abused by local governments to promote zero or low growth agendas. This is unfair to those who have pursued the dream of property ownership and has distorted values as new and exaggerated interpretations of use by planners changes the rules mid-stream.
I am an advocate for those who have worked hard to achieve the American Dream of property ownership and find themselves fighting the very people who they pay with high taxes and abuse their trust. Rules need to be simplified, and service expectations need to be met to restore trust in our local government.
I believe it’s time to take back your rights, keep taxes as low as they can be, promote sensible growth that reflects the needs and values of East Bay township, and start a new chapter in how things can be done better in Northern Michigan. I am hoping you agree with me.
If you do, I am asking for your vote and promise to serve you faithfully.