Ann Arbor voters will chose a new mayor this year but the changes won’t necessarily stop there. Three of Ann Arbor’s 5 wards have contested Democratic Primaries for council seats. The first ward race pits incumbent Sumi Kailasapathy against challenger Don Adams Junior.
A court ruling in May put Bob Dascola on the ballot in Ann Arbor's third ward primary. It's also left the city without any eligibility requirements. To address this concern City Council member Jane Lumm is proposing a charter amendment to go before voters in November.
Shortly after rideshare services Uber and Lyft came to Ann Arbor the city sent the companies cease and desist letters. Now a proposal to amend the city's taxi cab ordinance is being considered to but some teeth behind the letters.
Ann Arbor City Council is unified in concerns over Liberty Plaza but differ in their thoughts on how to move forward on improving the urban park. Council referred a resolution to start a re-design process to the Parks Advisory Commission.
Etched glass panels depicting images of trees in Ann Arbor will be installed above and under the Stadium Bridges. City council has approved spending $385,000 on the final project funded by the old Percent For Art Program.
Plans for an extended stay hotel in downtown Ann Arbor should clear their last hurdle tonight. Ann Arbor City Council will consider the site plan and development agreement for a nearly 90-thousand square foot building at Huron and Ashley.
In recent years there has been a lot of talk about the need for a downtown park above Ann Arbor's underground parking structure. Now Ann Arbor City Council will consider a resolution to pay for a re-design of the Liberty Plaza just to the northeast of the garage.
The eventual sale of Ann Arbor's Library Lot should help boost the city's stock of affordable housing. That's because City Council has promised 50 percent of the proceeds will go towards the affordable housing fund.
Since January the city of Ann Arbor has been receiving invoices from the Humane Society of Huron Valley for animal control services. City Council member Jane Lumm says the city doesn't have a dedicated funding source to cover the full cost, but made a step in the right direction with an amendment in next year's budget.
Ann Arbor's efforts to reduce carbon emissions through the climate action plan received a boost in next year's budget. Council amended the $98 million general fund budget to include $125,000 for advocacy and education programs around reducing energy use.
Ann Arbor plans to consider efforts to control the city's deer population that could include killing some of the animals or sterilization. The Ann Arbor News reports City Council voted Monday night to direct the city administrator to evaluate Ann Arbor's options and report back by the end of July.
Convicted felons applying for a job with the City of Ann Arbor will have a little less to worry about. Ann Arbor City Council Monday night considers a resolution eliminating the Felony check-off box from municipal job applications.
Northeast Ann Arbor residents have raised concerns about the deer population for some time, but council member Jane Lumm says the issue seems to have really spiked in the last couple of years. City Council Monday night will consider a resolution to have the city partner with a variety of other organizations to develop a deer management plan.
Members of the Library Green Conservancy are hopeful Ann Arbor City Council actions will help people work together to develop a park above the city’s underground parking structure. Last month council approved 65-hundred to 12-thousand square feet to be used as a park, but that’s now been revised to approximately 12-thousand square feet.
Library Green Conservancy member Will Hathaway thinks everyone wants the same goal, a quality park above the underground parking structure.