City Council Posts

Below are essays I’ve written exploring Ann Arbor City Council issues in depth and providing more background on the decisions of your elected representatives.

Commissions and Transparency

At this week’s council meeting we talked about issues that are of special interest to me. Below is my explanation of a couple of them. COMMISSION BYLAWS In 2008, City Council passed a resolution expressing the desire to make commissions more consistent and uniform in...

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Surveys, Studies, and Commissions

We wrestled with a lot of issues at City Council on Monday night (December 17, 2018) and I’d like to offer explanation about some of them… Millage rebate survey At the request of staff, CM Lumm recommended specific language and structure for a community survey...

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Climate Change Action Funding

In response to the level of interest expressed by residents, this is an explanation of what happened at Monday night's (Nov 19, 2018) City Council meeting re: funding for the office of Sustainability and Innovations.  In short, a budget amendment was passed...

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Commissions and Transparency

At this week’s council meeting we talked about issues that are of special interest to me. Below is my explanation of a couple of them. COMMISSION BYLAWS In 2008, City Council passed a resolution expressing the desire to make commissions more consistent and uniform in...

read more

Surveys, Studies, and Commissions

We wrestled with a lot of issues at City Council on Monday night (December 17, 2018) and I’d like to offer explanation about some of them… Millage rebate survey At the request of staff, CM Lumm recommended specific language and structure for a community survey...

read more

Climate Change Action Funding

In response to the level of interest expressed by residents, this is an explanation of what happened at Monday night's (Nov 19, 2018) City Council meeting re: funding for the office of Sustainability and Innovations.  In short, a budget amendment was passed...

read more