– Mike Ferdinande’ /> I See The Need For Restaurants And Cafés, He Said During A Recent Candidate Forum, Pointing Out The Successful Commercial corridors In Neighboring Ferndale, Berkley, And Royal Oak.

Andrew Cissell in 2016. - MIKE FERDINANDE “I see the need for restaurants and cafés,” he said during a recent candidate forum, pointing out the successful commercial corridors in neighboring Ferndale, Berkley, and Royal Oak. “I think we are the family city … but with that being said, I think what’s good for families … is to have places you can go get a nice meal in the evening time, is to have family establishments.” An environmentalist and volunteer with the Sierra Club, Cissell is also promoting renewable energy as part of his campaign platform. He hopes to put solar panels on Oak Park’s city buildings, whose flat roofs he believes to be conducive to the technology. He says the investment would pay itself off within 10 years. Cissell holds a finance degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and has held leadership positions with the Oakland County Democratic Party. He’s also a marijuana rights activist who has led successful local marijuana petition drives in Ferndale, Oak Park and other cities. After he helped facilitate the 2013 decriminalization of marijuana Medical marijuana stocks in Ferndale — the first Oakland County municipality to lift penalties on the substance — the Oakland County sheriff’s narcotics squad set him up using an informant whose medical marijuana patient status had lapsed. Cissell is currently on probation on charges stemming from the sale of marijuana to that former patient.

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