Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje thinks investments made during his tenure are already paying results and will continue to do so. The issue of spending priorities however is one voters will be looking at as the city chooses a new mayor for the first time in 14 years.
Hieftje points to the underground parking structure as helping grow the local economy. That's because he doesn't think the city's growing tech sector would have been possible without additional parking downtown. He says these jobs have helped keep the area more active, boosting restuarants and other businesses.