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A candidate for Cambridge City Council told the Harvard Democratic Club last night that the University ought to increase its in-lieu-of-tax payments to Cambridge.

David Sullivan, 25-year-old candidate on the Cambridge Convention '77 progressive slate and a Law School graduate, told his audience at the Science Center Harvard should pay a voluntary "fair price" for the services it receives from the City, and mandatory user charges for police and fire services.

Harvard already gives Cambridge an annual in-lieu-of-tax payment, and pays for its use of the city sewer system, but Sullivan said he believes the University owes the city more than it now pays.

Sullivan also asked students to register to vote, saying "Cambridge issues do affect transient university students."

He said hesupports rent control, believes "brown-bagging"--bringing wine and beer into restaurants that do not have liquor licenses-- is legal, and wants to keep down property taxes.

Cambridge Convention '77, which has endorsed Sullivan, is presenting a liberal slate of eight City Council and four School Committee candidates for this November's Cambridge elections.

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