The "Ride of Silence" takes place tonight, locally and around the country. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, cyclists from Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor will take part in the event honoring riders who have been hurt and killed. For more info: RideofSilence.org
A proposed 14-story development at Huron and Division in Ann Arbor is moving forward, despite the fact no one on Ann Arbor City Council truly likes the plan. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Council voted 6-5 to five in favor of approving the site plan and development agreement.
There will be three occasions next fiscal year for which the Ann Arbor Public schools will have to borrow money to cover payroll costs. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the Board of Education last night passed as resolution authorizing establishment of a line of credit of up to 10-million dollars.
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) are collecting public feedback on short and long term transportation plans. The proposals are billed as the "2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Plan" and the "2040 Regional Transportation Plan." The first public hearing on the comprehensive measures took place Wednesday at Washtenaw Community College. WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there.
There has been no shortage of input from the community at public forums on the Ann Arbor School District's budget proposal. The latest hearing was held Tuesday night at Pioneer High school. The budget proposal calls for eight-point-seven million dollars in cuts for the upcoming academic year. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, attendees are also suggesting ways to enhance district revenue.
Lengthy public hearings on a proposed apartment complex development at 413 East Huron have prevented Ann Arbor City Council from taking action on the matter. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, for a second meeting in a row, council last night halted its session prior to finishing up the nights agenda.
A decision on ordinances effecting the way the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority operates has been postponed until September. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor City Council last night voted unanimously to delay consideration of the issues.
Ann Arbor public schools superintendent Pat Green's proposed budget cuts of $8.7 million for next school year include a reduction of 75 employees. It's the starting point for budget discussions, as we hear from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Less than a week after Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent Pat Green announced her retirement, the school board has begun planning how it will find the next superintendent. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the board's developing search strategy.
After a pair of lengthy public hearings, Ann Arbor's city council postponed votes on a majority of action items at Monday night's meeting. Council made the unusual move after it was unable to get a six vote majority on several votes relating to ordinance amendments impacting the Downtown Development Authority. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The Ann Arbor school district will once more be looking for a new superintendent. After less than two years on the job, Superintendent Pat Green has announced she will retire after the end of the school year. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The budget situation for next year is not quite as bad as first projected for the Ann Arbor school district. School administrators released the latest revenue projections Wednesday night. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
A lack of clarity is one of many concerns Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board members have over a proposed ordinance amendment that would limit the amount of tax revenue the DDA can collect. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor's city council has approved the first reading of proposed ordinance amendments that will impact the Downtown Development Authority. Council voted 7 to 3 Monday night to send the amendments to a second reading. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Michigan's right-to-work law is now in effect, and opponents of the new law, including members from a wide variety of labor organizations, held a rally Thursday night in downtown Ann Arbor. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.