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All five Democrats on Afin Arbor's City Council have come out in support of Mayor Robert J. Harris, seeking a second term. Here's the statement signed by I men H. C. Curry, Henry C. Stadler, Nicholas D. I off, John P. Kirscht and I ert G. Faber: "The Democratie members of City Council urge the ers to re-elect Mayor Harris and to continue vital city I grams by electing Democrats I to Council on April 5. In the past two years, the 1 cratic majority, with Bob I Harris' leadership, have dealt constructively with the whole I range of urban problems and I hopes, from human rights to environmental protection. mocrats created a reliable city bus system over I can opposition. Democrats I faced the city budget crisis and initiated policies for financial reform and better accounting. They have carried out the very measures that Republican candiaates are promising for the future - thorough examination of city spending, establishment of priorities, and a program j for more equitable financing, including a property tax reduction. "It was Democratie initiative that produced new I lation, such as housing code revisions, the human rights and air pollution ordinances, the recent ban on new billboards. Not one important proposal has come from those Republicans on Council who now endorse the Republican candidate for mayor. In his new Republican clothes, this candidate promises unlimited I city expansión with every house on an acre lot, a policy that clashes sharply with the Republicans' professed enviI ronmental concerns. I "We urge the voters to look I at the record, look at the canI didates, look at the buses, I and then vote for Harris and I Democratie councilmen." i