Gentle readers, there is an election today. Specifically there is a democratic primary election for city council members in Wards 3 and 4. You should vote. Albert McWilliams explains:
Really important government seats are decided by a few hundred people. It’s the few hundred people who don’t have as much going on.
People who don’t have as much going on = more crazy. (refer to comments section of annarbor.com) People who have actual lives = less crazy.
More voters = better representation (statistically true!).
The current 3rd ward incumbent (Stephen Kunselman) was elected in 2011 with 637 votes. You need more people to start a viable space colony, or throw a raging Bar Mitzvah.