On Monday night, Ann Arbor’s city council discussed goals the city has set for 2021 and beyond.
The strategic plan calls to educate city residents on how to reduce their carbon footprints to help achieve community-wide carbon neutrality by the year 2030. The city also wants to add 980 new units of affordable housing by the year 2026. Mayor Christopher Taylor says another goal is to be more inclusive and diverse.
Mayor Christopher Taylor: We need to make sure that everyone knows that Ann Arbor is a welcoming place. It’s a place that values pluralism and people of all kinds. We need to make sure that we’re affordable. We know that economics are one of the reasons why we are a more segregated community than we want to be.
Another goal that was discussed is improving the local economy by creating community and business partnerships with individuals and organizations interested in investing in Ann Arbor.
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