A decision is expected Monday night as Ann Arbor officials debate whether they should buy a State Street Property or have it permanently removed from the tax rolls. City Council is holding a special meeting to consider using a right of first refusal to buy the Edwards Brothers property.
Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority officials hope to begin making service upgrades in August. That’s if voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti Township pass a .7 mill tax that will be on the May ballot.
Washtenaw County will be engaging neighbors of the old Juvenile Center on Platt Road in Ann Arbor and other community members to determine how to redevelop the site. The County Commissioners have given final approval to a community driven process for planning for the 13.5 acre property.
Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje calls on residents to take advantage of the warmer weather and clean off their sidewalks. Hieftje admits the amount of snow, and the freezing rain a few walks ago caused a mess, but many people rely on walking to get to jobs and other important appointments.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Hundreds of University of Michigan students participated in an all-night protest over what they call low minority enrollment and inclusion. The Ann Arbor News reports students crammed into Shapiro Undergraduate Library for the 12-hour, overnight event. The "Speak Out" was hosted by the United Coalition for Racial Justice, a group comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff.
Drinking tap water in Ann Arbor is common practice. It rates rather highly in terms of quality and taste, and most find it difficult to tell the difference between city water and bottled water. Many may not know that research shows pharmaceutical drugs are making it into the water supply.
In this week's "Issues of the Environment" 89.1 WEMU's David Fair explores the issue and what it may mean for you. The guest this week is Larry Sanford, the city of Ann Arbors' Assistant Manager of Water Treatment Services.
Ann Arbor City Council remains conflicted on the city’s public art program. Council Tuesday night voted ten to nothing for an ordinance amendment that allows them to return old percent for art funds to their original source. Two resolutions to actually do this however were postponed.
Communities across the nation are facing shortages of road salt thanks to this year's harsh winter weather. Ann Arbor isn't in as bad a situation as many communities but the city is looking at buying more salt.
Ann Arbor Public Schools new Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations is excited to work closer to students in a k-12 district again. The district Wednesday night hosted a reception for Marios Demetriou who comes to Ann Arbor from the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District.
School Districts across Michigan including Washtenaw County are working to find and verify all students that missed school Wednesday. That's because the February count day is the basis for ten percent of per-pupil funding. The bulk of state aid is based on the fall count day.
Critics of the Education Achievement Authority want to not only stop the spread of the reform effort but also want it out of Detroit, that was the message Tuesday night at a community forum on the issue hosted by the Ann Arbor Education Authority.
Governor Rick Snyder says he's not focusing on questions about Michigan's minimum wage, because he's working to bring more high-paying jobs to the state as he discussed a wide range of topics last night with University of Michigan students at the Ross School of Business.
Ann Arbor service area leaders have shared their requests for budget changes with City Council. Changes discussed Monday night include adding three police officers, two additional fire-fighters, and $80,000 for transitioning the public art program to a new model.
WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on a recent survey that indicates the community would support a tax hike to pay for more public transit.
63 percent of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti Township voters polled would probably or definitely vote for a new tax of less than one mill for additional service. The survey was conducted in October through December for the AAATA.