89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor Eliminates Annual Deer Cull As Part Of New Budget

May 19, 2020

Ann Arbor’s city council approved a $466 million city budget Monday night.  

It’s a pre-COVID-19 budget council plans to amend as they get a better idea on how the pandemic will impact the city’s finances.  Mayor Christopher Taylor says council did reduce the budget by over $1 million by eliminating the city’s annual deer cull and putting some capital projects on hold.

Mayor Christopher Taylor:  A Hollywood Blvd. road construction, Ann Arbor Saline project, we eliminated a transfer this year to a capital sinking fund.

The city is working on putting together a financial recovery plan to address the economic impact caused by COVID-19.

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu