If that happens, promoting the millage could be Bergman and Gunn's last project on the board. But after they retire, Bergman predicts that other commissioners will step up. "I can rest easy with [Ann Arbor Democrat] Yousef Rabhi and [Chelsea Republican] Rob Turner, and Conan really cares. Plus [former John Dingell staffer] Andy LaBarre has just declared he's running [for my seat], and he shares my passion for human services."
"I don't think the overall support will change much," Gunn agrees. "Yousef Rabhi and Rob Turner are both committed to human services. And if Conan doesn't support human services, I'll take a baseball bat to his house at night!"
[Originally published in December, 2011.]