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Live Audio: AAPS Candidate Forum

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:25:04 +0000

As part of its fall kickoff to be held on Oct. 20, 2014 at Haisley Elementary School, the PTO Council is hosting a forum for Ann Arbor Public School board candidates. Ten candidates will appear on the ballot for the four positions. Terms are four years. Editor of the now-defunct Chronicle Dave Askins will be [...]

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Column: The Chronicle’s Last Chapter

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:55:20 +0000

In the final column for The Ann Arbor Chronicle, publisher Mary Morgan reflects on the past six years of publication and describes what the future might hold.

Ann Arbor LDFA Gets OK Toward Extension

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:47:08 +0000

A 15-year extension of Ann Arbor’s local development finance authority (LDFA) has taken another step forward in action taken by the city council on Sept. 2. The extension – which would still need approval from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation – depends on establishing a relationship between the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti SmartZone and some other “satellite” [...]

AAHC Gets Council Support for Renovations

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:44:01 +0000

The Ann Arbor housing commission’s plan to renovate its properties has been given support by the Ann Arbor city council in three separate actions taken at its Sept. 2, 2014 meeting. The council approved a $729,879 transfer from the affordable housing trust fund to the AAHC to support the “West Arbor” portion of the AAHC’s [...]

Gift of Life Expansion Gets Final OKs

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:36:44 +0000

At its Sept. 2, 2014 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council gave final approval to the rezoning of property necessary for an expansion of the Gift of Life Michigan facility on Research Park Drive in the mid-southern part of Ann Arbor. The rezoning will change 6.55 acres from O (office district) and RE (research district) [...]

Ann Arbor Sets Stage for Taxicab Rate Hike

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:34:19 +0000

Even though the Ann Arbor city council rejected one proposed change to its taxicab ordinance at its Aug. 18, 2014 meeting – which would have regulated all drivers for hire in the city – initial approval was given at that meeting to another change in the part of the ordinance that regulates rates. And the [...]

Ann Arbor to Pursue Deals with Uber, Lyft

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:40:04 +0000

The Ann Arbor city council has directed city administrator Steve Powers to negotiate operating agreements with transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The council’s action came at its Sept. 2, 2014 meeting, after a discussion that lasted about 45 minutes. The council’s vote on the question was 8-3 over dissent from Sumi Kailasapathy (Ward 1), Stephen [...]

Splitt Reappointed to DDA Board

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:04:46 +0000

John Splitt has been confirmed for a third four-year term of service on the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board. The vote on the 11-member council was 7-4. Voting against Splitt’s confirmation were Sumi Kailasapathy (Ward 1), Stephen Kunselman (Ward 3), Jack Eaton (Ward 4) and Mike Anglin (Ward 5). The council’s action came at [...]

City Hall

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:25:59 +0000

Seat cushion set up in the corner of council chambers, with this note: “Gratefully and Respectfully Reserved for Dave Askins.” [photo] Tonight is The Chronicle’s last council meeting.

Sept 2, 2014: Council Live Updates

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:05:06 +0000

The Ann Arbor city council's Sept. 2, 2014 agenda includes several items related to the Ann Arbor housing commission, including a $730,000 allocation from the city's affordable housing trust fund and two renovation projects. The agenda also includes Uber/Lyft operating agreements, taxicab rates, a proposed extension of the local development finance authority (LDFA), and rezoning for a Gift of Life Michigan expansion.