A $48,000 annual contract with Governmental Consultant Services Inc. for lobbying services was approved by the Ann Arbor city council at its June 16, 2014 meeting. According to a memo accompanying the item, GCSI has contributed to Ann Arbor’s efforts to increase state funding for fire protection, land-use planning, and parks and recreation projects.
GCSI is also supposed to monitor issues currently pending before the legislature and advocate for the city’s specific interests. GCSI has done this kind of work for the city of Arbor since 2001.
GCSI also provides lobbying services for Washtenaw County, as well as other local municipalities. The city’s main liaison with GSCI is Kirk Profit, an Ann Arbor resident and former Michigan state legislator.
This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron.