As 2018 comes to a close, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor, who was recently re-elected to another term. They reflect on what happened in the past year and look ahead to what's coming up for what the mayor calls "a university city" in 2019.
As 2018 comes to a close, the mayor of Ann Arbor, Christopher Taylor, says looking back he thinks the city is moving forward in the right direction.
Mayor Taylor says working out a new two-year budget will be at the top of the City Council agenda in the new year, adding he thinks the city is in fairly good budget shape. He says the city has had reasonable sustained growth that has improved their bottom line. Mayor Taylor adds that has allowed them to continue to provide the services residents demand even as costs increase faster than the city's incremental revenue.
The Ann Arbor mayor calls the city a "university city," referring to the University of Michigan located in the city. The mayor has four degrees from U of M himself and will be teaching a class there in this coming winter term.
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