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With over 150 city employees becoming eligible for retirement during the next year, the city of Ann Arbor is considering creating a workforce planning fund.


Chuck Warpehoski
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In the past, the city of Ann Arbor has actively tried to regulate Uber and similar transportation companies.  That may be the case again after the suspect in the Kalamazoo shootings was identified as an Uber driver.


Chuck Warpehoski
Ann Arbor Wiki / localwiki.org

Ann Arbor's city council will have a working session tonight.


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

 


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After receiving recommendations from the Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission, some Ann Arbor city council members want to make improvements to the police department.  


Derek Delacourt
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The city of Ann Arbor has chosen its new community services area administrator.

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Plans to redevelop an affordable housing building in Ann Arbor for more than $6.5 million have received the green light by the Ann Arbor city council.  

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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.


City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor City Administrator Steve Powers has announced he will turn in a letter of resignation on September 15th.

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The city of Ann Arbor now has a plan in place to use sharpshooters to cull 100-deer this winter.  In this week's 'Issues of the Environment' WEMU's David Fair Fair talks to Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor about the emotional decision to use lethal methods. Additionally,  they discuss the  environmental impacts of deer overpopulation and the city's environmental agenda, moving forward. 


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Ann Arbor City Council Incumbent, John "Jack" Eaton, cruises to a 4th Ward win in the primary.  


Stephen Kunselman
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Council member says recall isn't about what he's done, but rather a push for homeless encampments.

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Council to discuss the legality of plants taller than turf grass.

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Proposal to eliminate neighbor approval requirement divides City Council.


Stephen Kunselman
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

County Election Commission approved recall language this week.

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. 


Homeless Advocates Launching Recall Effort

Dec 4, 2014
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People upset with the recent eviction of residents of a homeless camp at the end of Burton Road in Ann Arbor are launching a campaign to recall City Council member Stephen Kunselman.

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Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

As the Michigan State Police investigate Sunday night's shooting of 40-year-old Aura Rosser by an Ann Arbor Police officer, there's one piece of evidence they won't have.  That's a video recording of the incident.  A city council member says discussions about adding body cameras for police officers just became a higher priority in his mind.


John Hiefjte and Christopher Taylor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Don’t expect any major changes in Ann Arbor city government after yesterday’s election. A few names may be changing but most of the policies are expected to remain the same.


University of Michigan employee parking at Fuller Park
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Parking and transportation in Ann Arbor have long been contentious issues, and it isn't likely to change anytime soon.  The hot topic now is rail transportation versus parking for U of M Hospital employees.


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Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor has been a leader in Michigan when it comes to the city's non-discrimination ordinance.  The law is now getting a much needed update.


Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Trying to live on what is legally considered a "living wage" is seriously challenging.  Flip the coin, and paying that wage can be equally challenging. That is particularly true of non-profit organizations.  The challenge before Ann Arbor City Council tonight is to try and strike a balance.


Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Building a new house or office always includes challenges meeting all codes and getting permits.  In Ann Arbor just figuring out how much it costs to tie into the water and sewer system can be difficult.  The city is looking at developing a fee structure that is more easily understood.


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Pennsylvania-based Toll Brothers proposes a 109-acre, 491 unit housing development on Ann Arbor's Northeast side. The scope of the planned development has area residents concerned about traffic congestion and harm to area wetlands. In this week's "Issues of the Environment" we explore those concerns with Lisa Dusseau. Ms. Dusseau is spokesperson for the group, "Ann Arbor Northeast Alliance".  


Liberty Plaza
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

A trip to Ann Arbor's Farmers Market, a walk along the Huron in Gallup Park, and a trip to the pool at Veteran's Memorial Park could all become smoke-free experiences.  The Parks Advisory Commission has recommended these and other parks should go smoke-free.


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