Ann Arbor

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Ann Arbor businesses can tap into a new city fund to cover upfront costs for energy efficiency upgrades.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor city staff gave an overview of of the impacts of "status quo" budgets for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years to city council Monday night.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

This week on The Green Room, Barbara Lucas examines how available housing choices -- or the lack thereof -- in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, impact the level of greenhouse gasses.

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A new book examines the conditions for restaurant workers and how they can make eating out less healthy.  The author of "Behind the Kitchen Door" spoke at the Homegrown Local Food Summit.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor's city council has postponed a decision on placing a six-month moratorium on site plan approvals in the downtown area.  Council voted unanimously to wait two weeks before making a decision on the proposed moratorium, plus a review of D-1 and D-2 zoning, and reconvening the design guidelines task force.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

Ann Arbor's city council has tabled proposed amendments to the city's living wage ordinance and will look for proposals from one of two commissions.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor school board members say they're frustrated with a program designed to help students who can achieve at high levels, but who may not have all of the support structures needed to reach their potential.  District officials say the "Rising Scholars" program is now headed in the right direction.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor's Skyline high school students, parents, and teachers say the school's trimester schedule is an important part of Skyline's culture.   They spoke out against a possible switch to semesters at Wednesday night's school board meeting.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

This spring, some classic pieces of art will be coming to downtown Ann Arbor.   It's the Detroit Institute of Art's 'Inside Out' program.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has stepped up several services linking downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.  Much of the service increase was in preparation for a county-wide transit authority.  Now, with the county-wide plan stopped, the AATA is looking to expand its partnership with Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor Housing Commission officials continue to look into converting public housing to  voucher-based projects with private funding for reinvestment in the properties.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

The University of Michigan already has a bike rental program, but talks continue on a bike sharing program that would include Ann Arbor, the UofM, and other organizations.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Ann Arbor's city council has approved sharing a draft plan for the south State Street corridor.  Hear more on the plan from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

With the city of Ann Arbor trying to find a good way to fill all the major gaps in city sidewalks, one key stretch of roadway without a safe pedestrian route may soon have one thanks to a unique agreement.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority says it received good community input last month on a possible connector service running from Plymouth Road and US-23 through downtown and out to State Street and I-94.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor officials say plans for dog recreation areas in the downtown area need to come from the parks advisory commission.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor's greenbelt program now has over six square miles of farmland and open space preserved within an hour of the downtown area.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

  Ann Arbor public school administrators shared an update of the district's strategic plan with the school board Wednesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

  The Ann Arbor school board is going to form a  sub-committee to gather information and consider changes to the district's contracting policy.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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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.

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Ann Arbor public schools wil be close Monday, so the district is celebrating Martin Luther King day with events today.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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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.

As Governor Rick Snyder gives his state-of-the-state address tonight, Ann Arbor's Mayor wants the state to look at Ann Arbor as an example of good government.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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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.

AATA Service Changes

Jan 4, 2013

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.

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