F2H Votes: Michael Bridges, Farmington Hills city council

Farmington Voice sent questionnaires to five Farmington city council and four Farmington Hills city council candidates. Responses are being published in the order they were received. Read all of our election coverage here: farmingtonvoice.com/tag/elections

Michael Bridges
Michael Bridges

Michael Bridges

Community Involvement: YMCA Board of Directors, FPS – Financial Strategies Committee, Joint Taskforce Intergovernmental Cooperation  – Farmington Public Schools, City of Farmington and City of Farmington Hills

I was elected to the Farmington Hills city council in 2008 and reelected in 2009 and 2013. I served as Mayor–Pro Tem in 2010. I am married and have two sons.

I am running for reelection because I have the necessary experience and understanding of the issues facing the City of Farmington Hills. I am an independent thinker and strive to make decisions that are in the best interest for both our citizens and the business community.

The three top issues facing the City of Farmington Hills are as follows:

1) How are we going to fix our neighborhood roads? I strongly support putting a millage proposal before voters. I believe it essential that we hear from our citizens and follow their lead.

2) How are going to address our long-term capital needs? The City of Farmington Hills is in very good financial shape. Currently we have a triple A bond rating with a low debt expense. Therefore, we do have the option to bond fund most these projects without affecting general service operations.

3) City of Farmington Hills has been named a safe city for several years. We also have one of the best Fire / EMS services for a city of our size. It will be one of my top priorities that we remain a safe city by providing our public safety organizations the resources they need to maintain our safe city designation.