I am running for mayor, and this post is my official announcement. You may write in Matthew Alexander LaChance for mayor of the city of Ann Arbor. If I am elected, I will refuse to make any decisions. All decisions about budgets and whatever else a mayor does will come from the community.

How will that work? If I am elected, you will need to figure that out. You have my word that I'll spend my workdays making myself as available as I can be.

For what it's worth, I don't know what mayors do, and I'm not really sure I actually want to be one, but I feel this is a promise I can keep, so I am making it. Vote for me if you think it might be a good idea.

@wandrewni My stance is that taxes are how a government acquires money previously held by its people

@soccrchik I guess the entire city of Ann Arbor will become Vice Mayor. If elected, I'll have to make a point of bestowing that title to all citizens

@soccrchik "I elected myself Vice Mayor of the city of Ann Arbor and all I got was this stupid t-shirt"

@matt are you ready with form letter responses to my emails?

@bearperson More seriously, I'm not sure how much I'd really need, beyond "figure it out" or "come help us figure it out." If I'm the mayor, and you want some action or other, I won't be the one to talk to.

@wandrewni I have seen both kinds of dogs (both cute and cutest) wag their tails, and I can only assume they were having an excellent time.

@matt just in case things don't go as planned, here is a book that might help

@Ted That reminded me to check on the status of looks like it’s still on!

@matt Also loved this retweet by Onstad. I mean, sounds like Pat to me

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