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Since November 2018, I’ve shared Ann Arbor City Council agenda summaries, voting records, community announcements, and in-depth analysis of issues and policy.
New Ann Arbor City Council Removes Work Sessions From Calendar
Ann Arbor City Council has not scheduled any Work Sessions in 2023 to discuss the Budget or any other important topics.
Ashley Mews PUD Public Meeting (Dec 8 2022)
The owners of Ashley Mews (414 S Main Street, Ann Arbor) have requested amendments to PUD Supplemental Regulations in order to expand permitted uses on the property. Owners are interested in adding short-term-rental and hotel use, which is not currently permitted in the PUD. A public meeting for resident participation is part of the City process of considering this request. Anyone interested can attend.
Ann Arbor Municipal Airport Expansion Public Meetings (December 2022)
I have several updates about potential plans for Ann Arbor Municipal Airport expansion, including two public meetings scheduled for December 2022.
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for November 21, 2022
This post contains my Ann Arbor City Council voting chart for the meeting of November 21, 2022, which was held in person at City Hall.
This was the first meeting for CM Akmon, CM Cornell, CM Ghazi Edwin, CM Harrison, CM Watson.
Ann Arbor City Council Newsletter (November 19, 2022)
My term as an elected representative from Ward 4 is ended, so I am no longer handling constituent services. However, I remain committed to highlighting the work of Ann Arbor City Council so that our community has the maximum opportunity to be informed about and engage with the work of our elected representatives.
Thank You (But Not Goodbye)
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to tell me how much you appreciate this newsletter. These last four years, I have tried desperately to...
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for November 10, 2022
This post contains my Ann Arbor City Council voting chart for the meeting of November 10, 2022, which was held in person at City Hall.
This was the final meeting for CM Grand, CM Griswold, CHayner, CM Nelson, CM Ramlawi.
Ann Arbor City Council Newsletter (November 6, 2022)
Due to Tuesday elections, Ann Arbor City Council is meeting this Thursday, November 10. This week’s meeting will be my last, and this agenda includes several issues that will have a significant impact on residents in Ward 4 and beyond.
Competing Interests, Representation, and Public Scrutiny
As elected representatives in a democracy, City Council is tasked with voting on issues of controversy. I believe that if we aspire to have a truly...
Finance and Fireplaces
Update Nov 3, 2022: New information surfaced since this blog post was published on Sunday, October 30, 2022. An amendment to the campaign finance...
Unarmed Response Survey
The City of Ann Arbor has opened up a survey to collect your input about the creation of an unarmed response program for public safety. From the...
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for October 17, 2022
This post contains my Ann Arbor City Council voting chart for the meeting of October 17, 2022, which was held in person at City Hall.
Additional Thoughts (October 15, 2022) – Removing Street Parking on South Seventh
Residents in the Lawton neighborhood have reached out to me with concerns about a proposal to remove street parking on Seventh, south of Scio Church Road.
Ann Arbor City Council Newsletter (October 15, 2022)
This week’s Ann Arbor City Council regular agenda is very short, just two items. Included on our Consent Agenda is additional funding toward public engagement activities related to an Unarmed Crisis Response Program (CA-15).
South Maple Road Lane Shift (Oct 17 – Nov 4, 2022)
The following was announced by the City on October 11, 2022 I have also added a highlighted map of the affected area Notice of Temporary Traffic...
Voters Not Insiders
One of the most significant agenda items from the October 3, 2022 City Council meeting was a failed effort to put a ballot question to voters in...
Speed Management Program Open Houses (Oct 19, 22, 26 2022)
City staff have been working with a consulting team in the development of a speed management program. As part of this effort, the city will conduct...
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for October 3, 2022
This post contains my Ann Arbor City Council voting chart for the meeting of October 3, 2022, which was held in person at City Hall.
Additional Thoughts (October 1, 2022) – Right to Renew, TC-1, Non Partisan Elections
This week’s agenda includes several significant issues that Council has previously considered: Right To Renew, TC-1 Zoning, and Non Partisan Elections.
Ann Arbor City Council Newsletter (October 1, 2022)
There are several big topics on this week’s Ann Arbor City Council agenda: final approval for a Right to Renew ordinance, a ballot question for nonpartisan local elections, and first reading for TC1 zoning on the corridor at West Stadium/Maple.
Gameday RV Parking at Briarwood Mall
This week, two local media outlets published stories about a new activity in Ward 4: this fall, Briarwood Mall is hosting RV’s for football game weekends. I was excited to read about the activities at Briarwood because this was a solution I actively promoted this summer.
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for September 19, 2022
This post contains my Ann Arbor City Council voting chart for the meeting of September 19, 2022, which was held in person at City Hall.
Ann Arbor City Council Newsletter (September 17, 2022)
There are a few big items on this week’s Ann Arbor City Council agenda: prohibition of right turns on red downtown, changes to masking policy at Council meetings, and the Right to Renew Ordinance.
Update from South Seventh Street and Greenview Drive Project Public Meeting
On Sept 13, 2022 the City held a virtual public meeting about the South Seventh Street and Greenview Drive Resurfacing and Water Main Relocation...