Joan Lowenstein is an attorney "Of Counsel" in the Ann Arbor office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss. She serves as a member of the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board, and is a former Ann Arbor City Council member from the 2nd Ward, appointed to a partial term in 2000 and serving three elected terms from 2002-2008.
In September 2013, she created the weblog "Making Ann Arbor a Better City", with the intent to "inspire the good leaders, deter the bad, and make the change that is inevitable a little less scary."
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Much has been made of the victory of “independent” candidate Jane Lumm over Democratic Councilmember Stephen Rapundalo in the Nov. 8 election. I am sad about the result, not only because Rapundalo is a friend and former colleague, but because it heralds an un-Ann Arbor- like conservatism in the city’s increasingly aging population.