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The City Of Ann Arbor Is Still Trying To Determine If A Library Lot Proposal Will Appear On Ballot

Jul 20, 2016

Credit City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

It's still unknown if voters in Ann Arbor will see a Library Lot proposal on the November ballot.

 


Ann Arbor city clerk Jackie Beaudry says a petition that was filed on June 6th to put the proposal on the ballot did not have enough valid signatures.  The clerk added that supplemental signatures have been submitted since then.

"We haven't made a determination yet of whether we will accept the supplemental filings and also we are in process of checking to see if they even have enough to make-up the deficiency of 250 signatures."

City Council also has the ability to place the proposal on the ballot if at least seven members vote in favor of a charter amendment by August 16th.

Residents filed the petition to prevent council from selling the lot to a high-rise developer.  They prefer to use it for a park.

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