LIVONIA, Mich. – Livonia residents elected the city’s first female mayor Tuesday.
Maureen Miller Brosnan defeated Laura Toy by only 164 votes.
Maureen Miller Brosnan
(26 / 26)
Bronsan already has plans for when she takes office next year.
“My No. 1 job upon taking office in January is going to be to make sure that we have a well-staffed fire and police department,” she said. “We’re going to have to come in, renegotiate some contracts, make sure we have everything on the table, so that we have a competitive compensation program.”
Livonia is facing a shortage of 30 police officers and nine firefighters.
Bronsan also wants to focus on education and roads by “making sure we get our fair share of the road dollars that are coming in to the state.”
She said she wants to make Livonia a city that draws in young people while still serving the city’s older residents.
Bronsan will be working alongside a city council made up of new and old members.
“It’s really just going to give us an opportunity to re-tool a lot of the things we’ve been doing in Livonia that have been so successful,” she said.