Comments on: Nov. 18, 2013 Ann Arbor Council: Live it's like being there Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mary Re Mary Re Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:41:20 +0000 Fr. Dan Reim (not Ream) is a priest and Campus Minister at St. Mary Student Parish. Fr. Ben Hawley is the pastor there.

By: Kai Petainen Kai Petainen Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:00:31 +0000 “Kai Petainen is talking about his experience with getting financial records from Ann Arbor SPARK – he’d obtained them from the attorney general’s office, as SPARK had declined to give him the financial records.”

A clarification. In my public comments last night, not once did I say ‘SPARK’. Although folks may imply that I was speaking about SPARK, I was speaking about non-profits in general. That when folks ask for audited financial statements from a non-profit (and it refuses), and folks ask for financial statements from city hall (they don’t have them and so they don’t look at them)….

…. then the public should know that the documents are available to the public via the Michigan AG office. Just ask them. I did, and I didn’t need a FOIA request to do it.

Also, to non-profits in general… if you want to be true leaders and follow good corporate governance — if I can get the documents from the Michigan AG office, then you should offer them as well. This is Michigan and that is the right thing to do.