Washtenaw County like most places in Michigan has plenty of roads that need work, particularly after the harsh winter we had this year. The Washtenaw County Commissioners have opted to form a committee to study options for fixing the roads rather than levy a .4 mill tax in December.
The grand-opening of Ann Arbor's new skatepark is a month away, but news that skating legend Tony Hawk will be at the opening has the skating community freaking out. President of the Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark Trevor Staples says Hawk and several other professional skateboarders will give demonstrations as part of the opening event.
Since January the city of Ann Arbor has been receiving invoices from the Humane Society of Huron Valley for animal control services. City Council member Jane Lumm says the city doesn't have a dedicated funding source to cover the full cost, but made a step in the right direction with an amendment in next year's budget.
Ann Arbor's efforts to reduce carbon emissions through the climate action plan received a boost in next year's budget. Council amended the $98 million general fund budget to include $125,000 for advocacy and education programs around reducing energy use.
The art moderne facade on Ann Arbor's Greyhound Bus Station will be preserved as the building is torn down for a new six story building. The plannning commission Tuesday night will consider the site plan for a nearly 90,000 square foot building at Huron and Ashley.
The environmental risks of oil and gas developments and local solutions will be discussed Tuesday night at a meeting at the Scio Township Hall. Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards are hosting the meeting which will include consultant and former Department of Environmental Quality official Chris Grobbel.
Opponents of oil and natural gas drilling want to fill the Scio Township Hall for tonight's Board of Trustees meeting. The Township isn't expected to take any formal action, but Citizens for Oil-Free Backyards hope to have plenty of public comment.
Doctor Elizabeth Jackson wants your physician to focus on artery issues beyond hearth disease. She is University of Michigan Women's Heart Program Director and an advocate for early detection of Peripheral Artery Disease.
A five mile test track on University of Michigan's North Campus may be the birthplace of the next generation of vehicles. The Michigan Mobility Transformation Center hopes to be testing automated and connected vehicles by September.