On the Ballot: Gregory Kucera Jr., City Council

Longtime resident has regularly attended City Council meetings for the past eight years and now looks to fill an empty seat.

Age: 63

Occupation: Retired illustrator and production artist

Family: Lives in Clawson with his wife, Nancy; has two adult children and two grandchildren.

Community Activities: Clawson Lions Club, Clawson Eagles, American Legion, Zoning Board of Appeals

What are the biggest challenges facing Clawson? Declining property values, a low tax base, improving the conditions of City Park

 What solutions do you support? Encouraging new, diversified businesses to help increase our tax base, maintaining a high level of city services such as snow removal and trash pick-up to keep Clawson a desirable place to live, holding fundraisers and seeking grant money for City Park improvements.  

 What makes you a good candidate? "One of my traits is patience and I will listen to both sides of an issue before forming my opinion. I want the best leadership for Clawson and I feel I would bring a solid background to the City Council."

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John L. October 17, 2011 at 02:32 PM
The wording in this "j l scha" response sounds a lot like Michael J. Interesting.
michael J October 17, 2011 at 05:08 PM
I would think you'd be more concern about the fact Clawson Tax, is 5th highest of the 31 cities in Oakland county, school tax is right there, and DDA is THE Highest of the 9 cities w/a DDA Is that clear enough? .Do you need a hearing aid? sounds like, but different for sure.
Ehmelle November 01, 2011 at 08:43 PM
One right here on our block on Key West and as a neighbour watching such conduct, we reported it to the school and the school then made the necessary changes. She no longer has serveral kids being dropped off in the moring or the BUs service coming to her front door. She claimed she was a daycare! I guess the daycare is out of business because the kids don't go there anymore. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A RESIDENT who knows of such goings on to report it. Call the school with the vicinity and they have all the addresses of each kid along with the bus route. They will tackle the problem...don't get into it with a irresponsible neighbour that has no problem cheating the system.
Ehmelle November 01, 2011 at 08:53 PM
You can all the tax money handed to you on a platter it doesn't change the values within a community. Many people, many values all vying for the different things! Stellar fields is not what keeps kids in Clawson schools. Why would it when only a few kids truly excell at athletics or are athletically inclined? In my opinion it is the advance academics, innovative teaching methodologies, excellent teachers, open minds, and a supportive community. Not blue collar-red-neck-thinking that wants to keep it a samll quant town and for what? Because it looks good in print????????
Ehmelle November 01, 2011 at 09:00 PM
SANDY G.... ....people having the option to go where they want regardless of socio economic distinction and that is a great thing. Lets face it we don't want to be near someone from a poorer community is may spread like a bad virus and get us all sick.... "Can't have that kid near mine as I worked hard to be in this social class and now my kid is in with an inner city kid, that can't be."....stop the hatred and bigomy and realize the kids just want to learn and maybe just maybe your kid has a problem in attitude. I don't know many inner city kids that aren't grateful. I think people jump because they are ignorant. I think they are teaching their children when times are tough just run from the problem.


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