Christopher Taylor

Deer
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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. 


Washtenaw County
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Here are the results of various candidate races in Washtenaw County.

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Ann Arbor City council leadership will remain the same.  Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor was re-elected after running unopposed. 

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City officials in Ann Arbor are amping up their efforts to improve crosswalk visibility following the death of a 16 year-old high school student last week near Huron High School


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For two decades the State of Michigan’s “containment” policy has allowed polluters to leave contamination in place rather than clean it up.  4,000 such “prohibition zones” exist in the state.  In our ongoing look in the Ann Arbor area's 1,4 dioxane plume, we look at the ramifications of that kind of policy.  


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For decades, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has been working with Gelman Sciences to clean-up the 1,4 Dioxane chemical the company released in certain parts of Ann Arbor.  To this day, the DEQ continues to say the levels are below their precautionary standards and are not harmful. To give voice to concerned residents, city, county and state officials put together Thursday night's town hall forum. 


City of Ann Arbor

The next step was taken towards a plan to create a tunnel under the railroad tracks in Ann Arbor to provide easier access between Depot Street and the Huron River.


Barbara Lucas / 89.1 WEMU

Good communication between all parties involved is central to productive conflict resolution.  Some say it needs improving when it comes to dealing with Ann Arbor’s dioxane-contaminated groundwater. In this segment of our ongoing series, Barbara Lucas looks at the question:  “What part does communication play in how we move forward?”


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

A community favorite was honored with  the unveiling of a memorial sculpture Wednesday evening at the  Ann Arbor Farmer's Market


Monarch Butterfly
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The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic images in nature.  Yet, the species is not as strong in number as many believe.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Nicole Muench, habitat and education coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation, about efforts to save the monarch butterfly from extinction.


The City of Ann Arbor

It’s the start of a new fiscal year for Ann Arbor, and that means a lot for the city.


The City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor talks about local reaction to the Orlando Night Club attack.

He shares his personal statement on the impact and safety of the LGBT community:


U-M Spectrum Center
University of Michigan / umich.edu

Reaction and support following the shooting that left 50 people dead inside a nightclub in Orlando is coming in many different forms in our area.   


City of Ann Arbor

The 16th annual Mayor's Green Fair will take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM June 10th in Ann Arbor. 

 


Mayor's Green Fair
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The City of Ann Arbor will host the 16th annual Mayor's Green Fair on Main Street Friday, June 10, 6–9 p.m. to celebrate the community's environmental leadership as exhibited by citizens, nonprofits, government, and businesses.  In this week’s “Issues of the Environment,” WEMU’s David Fair talks with Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor.


Courtesy photos

  It's down to the final four for the Ann Arbor city administrator's job.


Ann Arbor District Library
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The city of Ann Arbor is holding the next in a monthly series of sustainability forums tonight.

 


City of Ann Arbor

  Ann Arbor has a new police chief.  

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A controversial men’s rights group planned to meet in downtown Ann Arbor tomorrow night until a sudden cancelation by the group’s founder.

Huron Valley Humane Society

 A second lawsuit has been filed against the city of Ann Arbor for allowing USDA sharpshooters to kill deer for population control this winter.  Meanwhile, groups continue to work to stop the cull.

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The Ann Arbor City Council and Mayor Christopher Taylor will receive a modest raise in pay this year.

 


Christopher Taylor
City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

As the first full week of the New Year gets underway, the Mayor of Ann Arbor has released a "year in review" touching on a number of issues important to city residents. 


Ann Arbor City Council To Vote On New Police Chief

Nov 16, 2015
Detroit Police Department

 

A high-ranking officer in the Detroit Police Department is being recommended for the top law enforcement office in Ann Arbor.

 


budget
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Infrastructure upgrades, the Allen Creek Greenway project, and accessory dwelling units to be included in the next fiscal year.

Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor officials won't have to try to find a new City Administrator at this time after all. 


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