Citizens for Mental Health and Public Safety (CMHPS) is organized as a political campaign, providing education to the citizens of Ann Arbor. Our purpose is to 1) urge the Ann Arbor City Council to use monies from the rebate in the November 2017 millage to improve mental health services for the citizens of Ann Arbor; 2) present evidence to the Ann Arbor City Council that the citizens of Ann Arbor are in accord with this goal; and 3) develop options for allocating these funds to the most pressing mental health services.
CMHPS differs from most other political campaigns in its sole reliance on volunteers. We do not seek donations nor do we have the structure to handle them if offered.
CMHPS is registered with the Washtenaw County Elections Office as an independent Political Action Committee (PAC), thus satisfying the requirements for the financial "reporting waiver."
Glenn Nelson and Alice Carter are co-chairs of CHMPS engaging in discussions with the mayor of Ann Arbor and members of the Ann Arbor City Council. They have also had numerous discussions with members of the community who strongly support using the rebate from the millage to improve mental heath services for Ann Arbor residents. The insights from these community discussions have been invaluable and a testimony to the community's desire to develop strategies and plans of action to improve mental health services.
For questions, suggestions, or more information
Citizens for Mental Health & Public Safety
PO Box 4055
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-4055