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In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair welcomes 5th Ward Ann Arbor City Council member Chip Smith to discuss the recent resolution to power 100% of the city's municipal government operations with clean and renewable energy sources by 2035.


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Carbon taxes are a seemingly simple way to deal with the climate crisis. As the price of fossil fuels goes up, consumption goes down.   But fears of negative economic impacts have kept the idea from moving forward in the U.S.  Now, a group of leading Republican elders has a proposal that goes a step further.  They call it “Carbon Dividends,” because the taxes collected are returned to the public.  What is the local reaction?  In this installment of WEMU’s “Green Room” series, Barbara Lucas sets out to find out.


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Another planned deer cull in Ann Arbor continues to generate controversy.  Last winter, 63 animals were killed in an effort to thin the herd in the city. This year, city council has authorized the killing of up to 100 more animals and the sterilization of up to 60 female deer.  That plan was approved on a 9-2 vote.  David Fair’s guest on this week’s edition of WEMU’s "Issues of the Environment" is Mayor Christopher Taylor, who voted against the cull. 


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A charter amendment proposal to renew a sidewalk repair and bridge construction millage will appear on the ballot next week in Ann Arbor.  


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Ann Arbor's city council will meet tonight, and solar power will be on the agenda.

 


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Ann Arbor's city council is getting closer to regulating the operation of pedal pubs in the downtown area. 

 


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Ann Arbor's City Council is expected to vote on the 2017 fiscal year budget tonight.  It's the second part of a two-year spending plan.

 


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The city of Ann Arbor is getting closer to hiring a new city administrator to replace Steve Powers who accepted another job with a municipality in Oregon.


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After beating 5th Ward Ann Arbor city council member Mike Anglin in the primary election, Chip Smith celebrated another victory last night in the general election. 


Sally Hart Peterson
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Former Ann Arbor city council member Sally Hart Petersen did not get enough votes to beat incumbent Jane Lumm for the 2nd Ward race in the general election. 


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Kevin Leeser filed and got approved for what's known as a "declaration of intent" of write-in candidacy. Leeser will run against candidate Chip Smith in Ann Arbor's 5th Ward city council general election in November.


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Voters in Ann Arbor's 5th Ward have decided to send Chip Smith  to city council. Smith beat the incumbent, Mike Anglin by more than 300 votes. 


We’re just a day away from another election day in Washtenaw county.  This primary election will only affect those who are registered to vote in Ann Arbor. There will be a total of 8 council candidates in 4 races on August ballot. Here you will find information from WEMU's Jorge Avellan on each of the contested races.