This Saturday, Ann Arbor will again be host to a "March Against Monsanto." The local march is part of a global effort to bring awareness to the potential environmental and health problems genetically modified organisms create, and to some of the suspect practices of the company.
Ann Arbor City Council will likely vote again on a controversial appointment to the Downtown Development Authority board at their next meeting. City Council took several actions connected to the appointment of Al McWilliams last night.
This summer President Barack Obama gave a speech on his climate action plan, and last month his administration shared proposed rules for carbon emissions from new power plants. The Sierra Club and local experts talked about the president's plan and other climate change issues at a roundtable discussion at the University of Michigan September 23rd.
In the November Elections, there are three city council candidates on the in Ann Arbor's 1st ward. One has already dropped out of the race. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the remaining two candidates shared their thoughts Wednesday night at a League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area forum.
The new Regional Transit Authority that aims to link Washtenaw County with Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, now has a CEO. The RTA board met Wednesday in Ann Arbor. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the board approved a contract with the current CEO of SMART, John Hertel.
In November, voters in Ann Arbor's fifth ward will be choosing between Incumbent councilman Mike Anglin and write-in candidate Tom Partridge. The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area had both participate in a candidate forum last night. WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there.
The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area hosted candidate forums for those running in contested races for Ann Arbor City Council. In the 3rd Ward, Stephen Kunselman is facing a challenge from someone who helped get him elected four years ago.
As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Sam Devarti is challenging the Incumbent for the seat, but the forum revealed that the candidates are in agreement on many of the issues.
The Ann Arbor-based World Animal Awareness Society recently completed a census of the stray dog population in the city of Detroit. WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with WA2S Executive Director Tom McPhee about the effort.
J. Bradley Moore & Associates Architects have scheduled a citizen participation meeting to discuss a revision to the apartment project called 624 Church Street, which is proposed to be located next to and partially above the existing Pizza House restaurant. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 9th, 6:30pm at the Pizza House restaurant at 618 Church Street. This meeting is held as part of the process of submitting the project to the City for formal site plan approval.
The Ann Arbor City Planning Division provides expertise and information to advise and guide public and private community decision makers in achieving the best possible development, redevelopment, improvements and preservation for the benefit of the people who live in, work in and visit the city. Upcoming Citizen Participation Meeting J.
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority is a step closer to adding another member community. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the AAATA Board last night voted unanimously to approve Ypsilanti Township's request to join the authority.
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has approved a nearly 34 million dollar operating budget for fiscal year 2014. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the A-A-A-T-A board on Thursday evening, voted six to nothing in favor of the new spending plan.
Ann Arbor Public Schools are facing both an overall decline in enrollment and some overcrowded classrooms. The school board last night got an update on preliminary information about the start of the school year. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.
Some good news for those who regularly park in downtown Ann Arbor. Parking rates are going to hold steady, for the time being. WEMU's Andrew Cluley attended last night's Ann Arbor City Council working session. At that meeting, the Downtown Development Authority gave its annual update on the city's parking system.
There may come a time when Ann Arbor residents team together and invest in communal solar energy projects. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Ann Arbor officials are calling on the state to remove the barriers that prevent such projects from being developed.