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Ann Arbor Mayor Delivers 2015 Year-In-Review Report

Jan 4, 2016

Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor
Credit City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

As the first full week of the New Year gets underway, the Mayor of Ann Arbor has released a "year in review" touching on a number of issues important to city residents. 

Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor issued a lengthy report touching on topics from roads to trees, to crime and storm water and, of course, the controversial deer cull, which he said prompted an "out-pouring of resident feedback."

He said Ann Arbor's finances remain solid, adding the city ended Fiscal year 2015 with a $96,000  use of General Fund reserves, which is substantially less than anticipated.  Mayor Taylor estimated Ann Arbor should be receiving another $5 million  from the state for road repairs over five years and the city is currently studying ways to improve its aging storm water system.

The Ann Arbor mayor ended his year in review by saying there is still room for improvement in the areas of affordable housing, public parking, cost of living, streets, and traffic.

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