The Greenbelt program is an innovative land preservation program that has protected almost 2,000 acres of farmland and open space surrounding the City of Ann Arbor, and has leveraged over $12 million through grants, landowner donations, and other locally funded programs.
Metro-Dispatch provides police dispatching services for the Sheriff's Office, Ann Arbor Police Department, Huron Area Metro Parks Police, Michigan State Police, Northfield Township Police and the Ypsilanti Police Department, while providing non-emergency and emergency 911 services to the citizens of Washtenaw County. On average, Metro Dispatch handles in excess of 1000 emergency and non-emergency calls every day.
Credit E Washtenaw.org/ Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office
Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton says the first six months of the county providing dispatch services to the city of Ann Arbor has gone better than anticipated. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The Ann Arbor school board has again elected Deb Mexicotte to serve as board President. The board also tweaked a couple of policies at its organizational meeting Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
With many people receiving new electronics over the holidays, the question becomes what to do with old devices. According to the EPA, more than 2.5 million tons of electronic waste is produced each year in the US.
If the item is still relatively new, it is possible to sell the item on eBay or elsewhere. But, environmentalists hope that the old items won’t just end up in the trash.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority is making some service changes later this month, including an increase in peak hour service on one of the routes between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. Hear more on the changes from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Even with temperatures below freezing and snow on the ground, some of Ann Arbor's downtown workers will continue to bicycle, walk, or take the bus to work. They're competing in the Conquer the Cold Winter Commuting Challenge throughout January. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The majority of community members at the "connecting William Street" meeting Wednesday night raised concerns about the amount of - or lack of - green space in downtown Ann Arbor. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor's city council has approved an ambitious climate action plan. Local architect and chair of the Ann Arbor energy commission, Wayne Appleyard, has been at the center of the construct of the Climate Action plan, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ann Arbor's city council has adopted the city's climate action plan, and approved a resolution urging the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gasses under the clean air act. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Groups interested in transit along a corridor from northeast Ann Arbor through town to the Briarwood Mall area have wrapped up two days of getting feedback at locations along the route. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor's city council has approved a resolution asking state lawmakers and Governor Snyder to take Washtenaw County out of the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority approved in Lansing last week. Hear more fromWEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ellen Rowe, jazz pianist and composer, the current Chair of the Department of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation along with flugelhornist, Music School Professor, and program founder Ed Sarath sit down with Linda Yohn of WEMU to talk about 25 years and beyond of the Jazz and Contemplative Studies Programs at the University of Michigan.