Sabra Briere http://wemu.org en 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