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Civic Matters: Ann Arbor City Council To Adopt New Budget And Discuss Possible "Y"Lot Settlement

May 21, 2018

The "Y" Lot in downtown Ann Arbor
Credit Courtesy Photo / The Ann Magazine

Ann Arbor City Council could pass its 2018-2019 Budget tonight.  It may also vote on a settlement with the current owner of the "Y" lot.  Those are just a few of the civic engagement opportunities in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County this week.  WEMU's David Fair and Mary Morgan of the CivCity Initiative cover you options in this week's edition of "Civic Matters." 


Mary Morgan, executive director of the CivCity Initiative in Ann Arbor

Mary Morgan brings a wealth of experience to the airwaves.  While heading up the CivCity Initiative now, Mary was previously co-founder and publisher of the Ann Arbor Chronicle.  Prior to that, she served as a reporter and editor for the Ann Arbor News when it was a daily, print--edition newspaper. 

 

 

 

 

This Week's Topics: 

• The Ann Arbor City Council meets tonight and will likely amend and approve the 2018-19 budget.  Also of note: A proposed settlement agreement with Dennis Dahlmann regarding the former Y lot, which the city wants to buy back.  Click here for the full agenda.

 

Ann Arbor District Library

  

• Monday night's meeting of the Ann Arbor District Library Board will also focus on its 2018-19 budget, with a public hearing that starts at 7:30 p.m. at the downtown library, followed by their regular meeting.  Then on Wednesday, May 23, the board will hold a retreat to discuss the library's future.  That session starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Westgate branch.

       

Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent Jeanice Swift at a "Listen and Learn" session.

• On Tuesday, May 22, Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Jeanice Swift is hosting another session in her "Listen & Learn" series of community conversations.  This week's forum starts at 6 p.m. at Clague Middle School, 2616 Nixon Road

 

Citizens Police Academy program offered through the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

• Registration is open for the fall Citizens Police Academy, a program of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.  The deadline is July 27 to apply for the sessions, which run every Thursday evening from Sept. 6 through Nov. 15.  You'll learn about arrest procedures, the K-9 unit, crime scene investigations, SWAT, the county jail, dispatch, community outreach and much more.  Click here for details

 

Memorial Map
  • Memorial Day is Monday, May 28 – and that's a good reason to check out local memorials with an interactive map by the City of Ann Arbor.  The Ann Arbor Parks Memorial Finder shows where to find memorials throughout the city's park system.  Click on a location to get details about who the memorial is honoring, message of remembrance and other information. 

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu