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Ann Arbor Mayor Wins Re-election But Loses The Fight Opposing Proposal A

Nov 7, 2018

Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor
Credit City of Ann Arbor

Now that the votes have been counted, the winners and losers from the mid-term election begin to move forward based on election results.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor, who was overwhelmingly elected to his third term, but at the same time lost the battle to defeat Proposal A, which was on the city ballot.  He talks about how he plans to move forward in light of that and about other city cares and concerns.


Christopher Taylor won his third term as mayor of Ann Arbor receiving 96 percent of the vote in the recent election.  He says they hope to continue with the positive things happening in the city but also plans to address pressing issues such as affordable housing.  Fundamentally, he said his goal as mayor is to provide the basic services that residents expect and improve them and to enhance quality of life for residents in Ann Arbor.

The mayor had campaigned against the approval of Proposal A that was on the ballot calling for city-owned land on the downtown library lot to be developed as an urban park and civic center commons but said he accepts the "fact" that it was approved but added it "undercuts" his efforts to provide more affordable housing in the city.

The Ann Arbor mayor said he is proud of the city's drinking water and hopes to continue to get to things done for the city even though a number of his political allies will no longer be on the Ann Arbor city council.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu