Sabra Briere http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Share Thoughts On Economic Development http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-mayoral-candidates-share-thoughts-economic-development <div>Ann Arbor's Democratic mayoral primary is rapidly approaching on August 5th. Since incumbent Mayor John Hieftje isn't seeking re-election it offers the community a chance to chart a new course in a wide variety of areas. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48970 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Share Thoughts On Economic Development Business Organization Shares Economic Development Wishes Ahead Of Ann Arbor's Mayoral Primary http://wemu.org/post/business-organization-shares-economic-development-wishes-ahead-ann-arbors-mayoral-primary-0 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From attracting and retaining businesses to new construction projects, economic development is an important issue in every community. &nbsp;Ann Arbor voters head to the polls August </span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and economic development will be among the issues voters consider when casting their ballot for one of the four Mayoral candidates.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:30:39 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48952 at http://wemu.org Business Organization Shares Economic Development Wishes Ahead Of Ann Arbor's Mayoral Primary Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Share Thoughts On Affordable Housing And Homelessness http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-mayoral-candidates-share-thoughts-affordable-housing-and-homelessness <div>Ann Arbor homeless advocates hope the large turnout at a mayoral forum on the issue will show it's a priority to voters. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">If nothing else all four City Council members appearing on the democratic ballot for mayor pledged to commit financial and political capital to ending homelessness in the city by 2018.</span></div><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:57:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48848 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Share Thoughts On Affordable Housing And Homelessness Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Differ On Spending Priorities http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-mayoral-candidates-differ-spending-priorities <div>For the first time in 14-years, Ann Arbor will soon have a new Mayor. &nbsp; Whom voters elect will help determine the direction of the city's spending priorities.</div><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:28:49 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48662 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Mayoral Candidates Differ On Spending Priorities Ann Arbor Mayor Believes Big Projects During His Tenure Making Positive Impact http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-mayor-believes-big-projects-during-his-tenure-making-positive-impact <div>Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje thinks investments made during his tenure are already paying results and will continue to do so. &nbsp;The issue of spending priorities however is one voters will be looking at as the city chooses a new mayor for the first time in 14 years. &nbsp;</div><div>Hieftje points to the underground parking structure as helping grow the local economy. &nbsp;That's because he doesn't think the city's growing tech sector would have been possible without additional parking downtown. &nbsp;He says these jobs have helped keep the area more active, boosting restuarants and other businesses.</div><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:56:44 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48606 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Mayor Believes Big Projects During His Tenure Making Positive Impact Ann Arbor And Ypsilanti Mayoral Candidates Share Plans Together At Forum http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-and-ypsilanti-mayoral-candidates-share-plans-together-forum <div>Ypsilanti Mayoral candidate Amanda Edmonds believes Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and neighboring communities will succeed or fail together. &nbsp;She made these remarks Thursday at the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber's unique mayoral forum that brought together candidates for the job in both cities. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:25:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47970 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor And Ypsilanti Mayoral Candidates Share Plans Together At Forum Literati Bookstore Hosting Ann Arbor Mayoral Debate http://wemu.org/post/literati-bookstore-hosting-ann-arbor-mayoral-debate <div>How will Ann Arbor's next mayor take on the challenges around the city's always changing downtown? &nbsp;That will be among the primary topics discussed Wednesday night at a mayoral debate hosted by <strong><a href="http://literatibookstore.com/" target="_blank">Literati Bookstore</a></strong>. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:26:17 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47824 at http://wemu.org Literati Bookstore Hosting Ann Arbor Mayoral Debate Meet Ann Arbor Candidates For Mayor Saturday http://wemu.org/post/meet-ann-arbor-candidates-mayor-saturday <div>Primary elections are less than two months away so candidates are getting busy knocking on doors and sharing their vision. &nbsp;Ann Arbor voters also have several chances to see all four Democrats running for Mayor in the coming weeks. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:34:32 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47282 at http://wemu.org Meet Ann Arbor Candidates For Mayor Saturday Ann Arbor Council Member Surveying Community On Park Options http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-council-member-surveying-community-park-options <p>The city of Ann Arbor is moving ahead with plans for a 12-thousand square foot park on the Library Lot, and one city council member wants to know what the community's envisions there.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:14:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 44828 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Council Member Surveying Community On Park Options University Of Michigan Class Led By Ann Arbor Mayor Hosting Forum Of Candidates To Be Next Mayor http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-class-led-ann-arbor-mayor-hosting-forum-candidates-be-next-mayor <div>The 4 Ann Arbor City Council members seeking Mayor John Hieftje's job will participate in a forum in his <strong><a href="http://www.fordschool.umich.edu/" target="_blank">Ford School of Public Policy</a></strong> class Wednesday. &nbsp;The forum set to begin at 1 in the afternoon in Weill Hall will be open to the public. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Hieftje says he doesn't know exactly what the students will be asking <strong><a href="http://www.sabrabriere.org/Sabra%20Briere%20for%20Mayor.php" target="_blank">Sabra Briere</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/SallyHartPetersen" target="_blank">Sally Hart Petersen</a></strong>, <strong><a href="http://www.kunselmanforcouncil.com/" target="_blank">Stephen Kunselman</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="http://www.taylorforannarbor.com/" target="_blank">Christopher Taylor</a></strong>.</div><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:14:07 +0000 Andrew Cluley 44430 at http://wemu.org University Of Michigan Class Led By Ann Arbor Mayor Hosting Forum Of Candidates To Be Next Mayor Debate Continues Over Ann Arbor's Public Art Program http://wemu.org/post/debate-continues-over-ann-arbors-public-art-program <p>Ann Arbor City Council remains conflicted on the city’s public art program.&nbsp; Council Tuesday night voted ten to nothing for an ordinance amendment that allows them to return old percent for art funds to their original source.&nbsp; Two resolutions to actually do this however were postponed.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:08:06 +0000 Andrew Cluley 41737 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council Gives Approval to Move Forward With Downtown Zoning Changes http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-gives-approval-move-forward-downtown-zoning-changes <p>Ann Arbor City Council has passed a resolution asking the planning commission to move forward with some zoning changes on the edge of downtown.&nbsp;</p><p>Council unanimously passed the resolution Tuesday night after asking the planning commission to also make suggestions on possible zoning changes for other downtown areas.&nbsp;</p><p>Council member Sabra Briere says a lot of hard work remains on what core design guidelines should be considered for developers to be eligible to build larger projects.<br /><br />Briere says the request for planning commission to review areas such as South University, Thayer, and Ann is in response to concerns raised by the community that the initial review was too limited.<br />She says the consultant that worked on the project and the planning commission noted this desire by the community to expand the scope of the project, but the planning commission's final recommendation was limited to the original council request.<br /> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:14:55 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40484 at http://wemu.org Sabra Briere announces intent to run for mayor of Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/sabra-briere-announces-intent-run-mayor-ann-arbor <p>First Ward Ann Arbor City Council representative Sabra Briere is running to be the next mayor of Ann Arbor.&nbsp;Briere announced she's running in a letter today.</p><div> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:14:56 +0000 Patrik Holubik & Andrew Cluley 40064 at http://wemu.org Sabra Briere announces intent to run for mayor of Ann Arbor Briere Wins Re-Election to Ann Arbor First Ward City Council Seat http://wemu.org/post/briere-wins-re-election-ann-arbor-first-ward-city-council-seat <p>Voters in Ann Arbor's first ward have given Sabra Briere a fourth term on city council.&nbsp; Briere claimed 66 percent of the vote to 32 percent for challenger Jeff Hayner yesterday.&nbsp;</p><p>Briere says she thinks voters have appreciated her efforts to respond to their concerns.&nbsp; Briere says she hopes voters also considered her communication efforts.&nbsp;</p><p>Hayner says he believes just by running some of the issues he's been concerned about are getting discussed by city council.<br /> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:14:24 +0000 Andrew Cluley 37337 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council 1st Ward Candidate Forum http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-1st-ward-candidate-forum <p>In the November Elections, there are three city council candidates on the in Ann Arbor&#39;s 1st ward. One has&nbsp; already dropped out of the race.&nbsp; As WEMU&#39;s Andrew Cluley reports, the remaining two candidates shared their thoughts Wednesday night at a League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area forum.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:47:42 +0000 Andrew Cluley 35838 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council and DDA Form a New Look Committee http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-and-dda-form-new-look-committee <p></p><p>Ann Arbor city Council and the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority will have reformed an old committee, with a new name and different method of operation. As&nbsp;WEMU's&nbsp;Andrew&nbsp;Cluley&nbsp;reports, the move last night comes as changes are considered to the ordinance that created the&nbsp;DDA.</p><div> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:31:14 +0000 Andrew Cluley 31609 at http://wemu.org