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Ann Arbor City Council Discussing 2021 Budget

Apr 20, 2020

Credit City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

Ann Arbor’s city council will meet tonight and discuss its budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 and how COVID-19 will play a role in it.


Mayor Christopher Taylor says the $400 million budget will be impacted by the pandemic but they just don’t know by how much yet.  He says, for Ann Arbor, it will be a revenue, not cost effect that the city will experience. 

"We are going to see a diminution in fee revenue, lets say parking fees.  And from the fees of park facilities.  We are going to see a diminution in property tax revenue"

The mayor also says they expect to see a decrease in state revenue sharing. 

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