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On the Ballot: Brady DiAntonio, City Council

Community volunteer has a passion for politics and wants Clawson to become self-sufficient.

Age: 41

Occupation: Owns a computer repair business

Family: Lives with wife and two kids

Community Activities: Clawson Youth Soccer assistant coach, cub scouts volunteer, event and field trip volunteer

What makes Clawson a great community? "The people. We have more residents than anything else and we need to tap into that."

What are the biggest challenges facing Clawson? “There are a lot of cities that face state takeover… I want to be self-sufficient. We are going to see more foreclosures. Our tax levels are going to be going down. Our parks are not in the best shape." DiAntonio added that he wants to decrease the number of vacant homes in the city.

What solutions do you support? Tapping residents for donations to fix the park along with multi-level fundraising. Finding services that we can provide for other neighboring cities. Bringing in more family businesses which could attract more residents.

What makes you a good candidate? "I'm excited about politics. I bring patience, I'm a problem solver and I get results. I can listen to the people and stand up for what they believe in."

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Kurt Hack October 12, 2011 at 01:47 AM
I checked out his website at http://bradydiantonio.com. Some good information on positions, even if it is a bit painful to wade through. Since I'm not going to register on a campaign website hopefully your watching this, Brady. Here's my questions for you: 1. How would you work with and/or combat the State on their efforts to enact regionalization for inner-ring suburbs? How would you position Clawson so that the effects of regionalization do not negatively effect customer-facing services or, better yet, allow Clawson to profit by offering services to other communities? 2. What is your position on the upcoming Headlee override millage renewal? How do you propose marketing your position to the voters to attain your outcome? 3. What is your position and proposed funding vehicle for park system improvements? 4. What is your position on the Council’s current use of, or lack thereof, of volunteer boards and committees? 5. Would you support in moving the City towards an activity based costing accounting practice so that we could more accurately cost City operations? Also, would you demand full labor and materials cost disclosure for maintenance\repair\operations before making capital equipment purchases? 6. Would you support pressing the City administration for a policy that freely allows video and photography of police operating in the public? If so, how would you propose garnering support for this? If not, why not?
j l scha October 13, 2011 at 08:26 PM
Curt your number six comment is not nice I know your mother insisted that you only believe in best intentions and fact mean --- --- --- --- --- --- --- .
Kurt Hack October 13, 2011 at 09:17 PM
I'm afraid I'm at a loss on how to respond to your comment. Do you take issue with the question?
michael J October 13, 2011 at 10:02 PM
It as been proven many times that photog's have rights, as long as they are on pub, turf, seems latey the on boards are doing in the police nationaly. I don't see what is wrong, with the question Not nice?
Kurt Hack October 13, 2011 at 10:16 PM
The law clearly is on the side of the photographer as long as its public property and there is no expectation of privacy. However, in practice many PDs have either intimidated citizens exercising this right or outright arrested them. I would like to see Clawson have a policy in place specifically letting their officers know that people taking pictures and video is perfectly acceptable as long as the above criteria is met and not interfering with their policing function.
michael J October 14, 2011 at 02:00 AM
I was wondering where u were gong with the question, want to share with me why the question, if not here by email? What is in the email shall remain in the email it's your question and your friend. lol that chanllenged you. oh my lol I have been confronted three times, once by a Houghton Lake PD, Cowboy, we were having our labor day blow out, where no one with a car is allowed to drive, keys are sortof locked, 65 ppl, across from the hitching post (?) this cowboy was upset (?) we were haveing fun, with all the off spring and college friends, he came up yanked one of the kids out of the car for having an open beer the car was parked clearly bump to bump, getting the tigers score, I had my first video camera, w/umbilicle cord, we were having an early camp fire, I was filming the fun, some said hey catch this the cop came running over threaten me I kept filming, he reached for the cord to rip it, one of the group I d hinself as an atty, I need that film for evidence, the cop said all right just shut it off, the kid was taken in we posted bond, a law suit was filed and case was dropped on the adv. of city atty. what was cool we had another of the group, who was filming from the parking lot of the bar. I had other threats w/my 35mm, I carry this pc.of paper, below. http://www.krages.com/phoright.htm click on, then click on .pdf then go to what % u want.
j l scha October 14, 2011 at 04:03 AM
good eve Kurk iagree with 6 youve been in our hood long enough you facts mean nothing pics dig. vids with all devices have been supplied to school officers peace keepers only to be disregarded and or used to suppresse the supplier thugs neighbors peace none keepers .nice talking to you at car show nice phone camera .
Kurt Hack October 14, 2011 at 02:23 PM
Sorry gentlemen, but no juicy backstory to my question. I've just always been a proponent of 1st amendment rights and transparency in policing. The reason its a question is that I've pushed in the past for this to become policy which would add this issue as subject matter for training. Also, I think having it as a policy, and as a discussion point by our elected leaders, goes a long way towards making a statement to our community that upholding constitutional values is important to Clawson.
Brady October 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM
Thank you Kurt, that's some great content. I have answered your questions the best I can and posted my answers on http://bradydiantonio.com under the "Questions" section. It was both challenging and educational taking the time to study and answer each one. I encourage anyone to contribute their questions/answers and to vote on what answers you think are most relevant on bradydiantonio.com. Kurt, I understand your apprehension to register on any website but I would also like to assure you and everyone, we do not use your info for any purpose other than your postings. Please leave your questions/answers in the comments section of bradydiantonio.com if you prefer not to register. Participate and vote on November 8th. The best vote for Clawson city council is a vote for Brady DiAntonio.
Kurt Hack October 20, 2011 at 09:56 PM
Thanks for the update, Brady. I did have a chance to catch your answers and they do seem well thought out and insightful. I will admit that once I got it in, my opinion on many things changed as I learned how things actually work in government. I enjoyed the ride, and I hope you do too. Good luck to you.

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