Breaking News: City Council Special Session Friday Jan 5th at 12:00 noon

Jan 4, 2024 | Newsletter

Hello neighbors!

At around noon today (January 4, 2023), I noticed an update to the Ann Arbor City Council Calendar on Legistar. A special session of City Council has been posted, to take place tomorrow:

City Council Special Session
Friday, January 5, 2023  12:00 (noon)
Council Chambers (City Hall, 2nd floor)

This is the Legistar link for the meeting:

This is a direct link to the agenda PDF:

The agenda includes only one item: changes to the Council Calendar. The Monday, January 8th Council meeting will be rescheduled to Thursday, January 11th. Presumably, the meeting is rescheduled due to the UM participation in the college football championship game. That sporting event is not mentioned in the resolution.

Note that open public comment will be available at tomorrow’s meeting. Special sessions are not subject to the requirement (added in 2022) that all public commenters pre-register. According to the agenda posted on Legistar, the meeting will be broadcast on CTN, and commenters can call in via Zoom.

The agenda for next week’s meeting appears to be incomplete, so I will delay my usual weekend newsletter until more items are added.

The entirety of the resolution is below:

Resolution to Revise 2024 Council Calendar

Whereas, The City Council Rules require the City Council to establish a calendar of City Council meetings and work sessions in advance of each calendar year;

Whereas, City Council approved their 2024 Council Calendar by Resolution R-23-429 on November 20, 2023;

Whereas, Per Council Rule 3 Council may, by majority vote, adjust the schedule of regular meeting times and places to accommodate special elections, construction, or other external contingencies that were unanticipated when the calendar was initially set; and

Whereas, City Council desires to move their January 8, 2024 regular meeting to January 11, 2024;

RESOLVED, The 2024 City Council Calendar is revised and approved as follows:

2024 Council Meetings
7:00 p.m. MONDAY (unless otherwise noted)
January 8 (second Monday in January) January 11 (Thursday)
January 22 (fourth Monday in January)
February 5
February 20 (Tuesday due to Presidents’ Day)
March 4
March 18
April 1
April 15
May 6
May 20
June 3
June 18 (Tuesday due to Eid al-Adha)
July 1
July 15
August 8 (Thursday due to Election)
August 19
September 3 (Tuesday due to Labor Day)
September 16
October 7
October 21
November 7 (Thursday due to Election Day)
November 18
December 2
December 16

2024 Work Session Dates
February 12
March 11
October 15* (Tuesday due to Indigenous Peoples’ Day) (Annual City/DDA Work Session required by partnership agreement)
December 9 *City Council Planning Session, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
Other Work Sessions (2nd & 4th Mondays as needed)

Sponsored by:  Mayor Taylor

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