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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.
Public Meeting for Southtown by 4M Development (Sept 21, 2022)
This week postcards were mailed to local residents about a proposed development for the block surrounded by S. State, Henry, White, and Stimson...
Scio Church Road Construction Delayed to 2023
City staff announced this week that the Scio Church (Seventh to Maple) road construction project will be delayed until 2023. This project has been...
State and Hill Improvement Meeting (Sept 27, 2022)
The City of Ann Arbor will be holding a virtual information session to provide updates on the State and Hill Improvement Project, which will begin...
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for September 6, 2022
This post contains my Ann Arbor City Council voting chart for the meeting of September 6, 2022, which was held in person at City Hall.
Zach Damon – Ward 4 People & Places You Should Know (September 4, 2022)
If you pay attention to local advocacy around disability issues or you are connected to our City media and broadcasting community, you may already know Zach Damon.
Ann Arbor City Council Newsletter (September 4, 2022)
This week’s Ann Arbor City Council agenda is (again) short. Highlights include a feasibility study for a municipal electric utility and support for “polluter pay” legislation at the state level. An ordinance amendment that would establish protections for tenants (Just Cause for Eviction) is on our agenda but is likely to be postponed until September 19.
Moving Forward With Right To Renew
Agenda item C-1 on the September 6, 2022 Council meeting is the draft ordinance for Right to Renew (“Just Cause” for eviction). C-1 (22-1468) An...
Public Meeting for South Seventh Street and Greenview Drive Project (Sept 13 2022)
The City will be holding a virtual public meeting on Sept 13, 2022 about the South Seventh Street and Greenview Drive Resurfacing and Water Main...
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for August 15, 2022
This post contains my Ann Arbor City Council voting chart for the meeting of August 15, 2022, which was held in person at City Hall.
Ann Arbor City Council Newsletter (August 13, 2022)
This week is another short Ann Arbor City Council agenda with two public hearings: PH-1 for UDC ordinance amendments related to marijuana, trees and landscaping requirements for site plans, and PH-2 for parking requirements.
Yousef Rabhi – Ward 4 People & Places You Should Know (August 13, 2022)
If you live in Ann Arbor or pay any attention to politics at the state level, you already know our current State Representative Yousef Rabhi. He is finishing up his third term as a member of the State House; he was first elected to that office in 2016.
Renters Commission Update: Right To Renew (August 13, 2022)
This was part of my August 13, 2022 newsletter Renters Commission Update: Right To Renew Agenda item DC-4 is a resolution from the Renters...
Update: The George Conversion of Retail Space
This week, the City Planning Commission held a public hearing on the question of adding 42 units of housing to the first floor of The George. This...
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for August 4, 2022
This post contains my Ann Arbor City Council voting chart for the meeting of August 4, 2022, which was held in person at City Hall.
CM Hayner was absent.
Public Hearing for West Stadium TC1 Rezoning (Aug 16 2022)
The Ann Arbor Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 7:00PM about proposed TC1 rezoning in the West...
Thank you to everyone who supported my campaign and appreciated my work these last few years! I am grateful for the new friends I have made, folks...
Ann Arbor City Council Newsletter (July 30, 2022)
This coming week, due the Primary Election on Tuesday, Ann Arbor City Council is meeting on Thursday. We have a fairly short agenda, including a public hearing and final approval for ordinance amendments, funding allocations from the City’s Community Event Fund, and the sale of City-owned property to Avalon for the development of affordable housing.
Making Local Government Accessible
This summer, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to residents and explaining my work representing Ward 4. I’ve met a lot of people who do not follow...
Public Hearing for The George Conversion of Retail Space (Aug 3 2022)
Residents in the vicinity of The George (2502 Packard) should be aware of a public hearing before the Planning Commission on Wednesday, August 3,...
Local Support & Local Representation
Many residents have noticed the size and scale of campaign spending in Ward 4 this season and they have reached out to me in alarm about it. Most...
Dicken Woods Water Main Construction begins July 18, 2022
The following construction notice was sent by the City to residents in the affected area. I have included a copy of the original notice, as well as...
Fixing Coler Road Cut-Through Path
I was very excited to learn this week that a cut-through path at the end of Coler Road (leading into Woodbury Gardens Apartments) has finally been...
Ann Arbor City Council Voting Chart for July 18, 2022
This post contains my Ann Arbor City Council voting chart for the meeting of July 18, 2022, which was held in person at City Hall.
CM Eyer was absent.
Ann Arbor City Council Newsletter (July 16, 2022)
This week’s Ann Arbor City Council agenda is very short, with only four items on the regular agenda. The Consent Agenda includes street closures for special events (CA-1 through CA-5), a plan to remove parking on Barton Drive (CA-11), as well as investment in traffic signals and crosswalks (CA-10).