Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor
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The City of Ann Arbor has set an ambitious goal of achieving communtiy-wide carbon neutrality by 2030. The steps are set forth in the city's A2Zero plan. It is likely, however, that, to meet the target, taxpayers will have to help. Mayor Christopher Taylor recently presented a one-mill, 20-year, property tax plan to make it possible. He joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss the proposal and more. 


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There will be no deer cull in Ann Arbor this year.

Christopher Taylor
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The Gelman 1,4 dioxane plume continues to spread in groundwater in the Ann Arbor area and could threaten the health of the Huron River and the city's municipal water supply. Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor joined WEMU's David Fair and Michigan League of Conservation Voters director Lisa Wozniak to discuss the latest on efforts to remediate the toxic pollution and where we go from here.


Lisa Denys

Spring is in the air, and it's tempting to clean up the yard.  Yet, starting too early, or cleaning too thoroughly, can be devastating to our pollinators, including bees, birds and butterfiles.  On this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair spoke with Lisa Denys, a seasonal environmental program assistant for Washtenaw County, about some tips for maintaining a clean and environmentally friendly yard. 


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Saint Patrick’s Day is approaching, but from the perspective of the City of Ann Arbor, it’s going to be just another Wednesday.  WEMU’s Heather Irvine reports.

Christopher Taylor
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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer touched on numerous topics in her third State of the State address, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, repairing Michigan's economy, and promoting racial diversity.  In a conversation with WEMU's David Fair, Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor discusses how the governor's speech connects with the City of Ann Arbor and its goals.


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Due to the pandemic, the City of Ann Arbor is wrapping up the year with some serious budget challenges and community concerns.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Mayor Christopher Taylor for their annual "year-in-review" interview about the year coming to a close and what lies ahead for 2021.


Ann Arbor Residents To See An Increase In Water Rates

Dec 22, 2020
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Ann Arbor’s city council has approved two rounds of water rate increases. 


City Of Ann Arbor Discusses Goals For 2021 And Beyond

Dec 15, 2020
City of Ann Arbor

On Monday night, Ann Arbor’s city council discussed goals the city has set for 2021 and beyond.  


City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor is moving forward with plans to increase housing density along transit corridors.  


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With Halloween happening and a big football game rivalry being played that same day, as well as Election Day approaching, the desire to socialize and get together is going to be strong.

A number of Washtenaw County health and government leaders signed an open letter to the community reminding them of ways to avoid spreading the coronavirus during these busy times.  Lisa Barry spoke to Washtenaw County Health Department spokesperson Susan Cerniglia about the letter and its intent.

 

City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor voters will consider three city proposals for next week’s November 3rd general election.  


City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor’s city council was considering changing the city’s water rate structure but, ultimately, decided against it.  

City of Ann Arbor

After a controversial discussion Monday night, Ann Arbor City Council approved a resolution that directs the city attorney to make public a 2019 city memo on whether city council has the authority to dissolve the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority.  

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A virtual public question-and-answer Zoom meeting will be held Thursday, September 24th at 6:30 pm to discuss a proposed consent judgement between Gelman Sciences and other parties involved, regarding the 1,4 dioxane plume clean-up in our area.  

City of Ann Arbor

Pedestrian and bicyclist safety, as well as what steps the City of Ann Arbor will take next in hiring a new city administrator, will be among the issues discussed Monday night during a special and work session held by city council.  

City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor’s city council will decide Monday night if they want to reinstate a local state of emergency in response to COVID-19 after lifting the original order in mid-June.  

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Usually, the return of thousands of University of Michigan students to the Ann Arbor area adds an exciting and anticipatory energy to the community.  But this year, because we are in a pandemic, that excitement is tempered by concerns for public health and safety.  Will students adhere to recommended restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19?  What impact will their added presence have on the Ann Arbor community during this global health crisis?  Those are some of the questions WEMU’s Lisa Barry discussed with Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor and Ann Arbor police chief Michael Cox.

City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor is one step closer to hiring a new city administrator.  


All five of the city council candidates endorsed by Mayor Christopher Taylor won on Tuesday night.  In the process, three incumbents are out after the November general election.  Mayor Taylor joined  WEMU's David Fair to discuss the races and moving the city forward with new faces around the council table. 


There were contested primary races in all five of Ann Arbor's city council wards. Mayor Christopher Taylor had been backing candidates in all five races in an effort to win more council support for his initiatives. 

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In mid-August, the City of Ann Arbor will start using Washtenaw County’s Everbridge emergency notification system to keep residents informed.  

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The City of Ann Arbor is considering ending its downtown business street closure program early over COVID-19 safety concerns.  

Christopher Taylor
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Despite this year's focus on the coronavirus pandemic and racial unrest, climate change remains a great threat to the world.  This past June, Ann Arbor city officials took a major step in fighting this crisis by approving the "A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan."  The overall goal is for the city of Ann Arbor to completely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030.  Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor details the plan further in a conversation with WEMU's David Fair for this week's "Issues of the Environment."


City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor says it will once again focus on addressing the 1,4 dioxane plume clean-up in Washtenaw County.  

Christopher Taylor
Christopher Taylor

Local law enforcement is top of mind in many communities around the country, including in Ann Arbor.  The city council recently introduced a resolution asking for a review of the city's police department, which raised some questions and concerns from the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission tasked with overseeing the investigation.

After talking with the commission chair, WEMU's Lisa Barry checks in with Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor for his hopes and intentions for the police department review.


Lisa Jackson

Like many communities across the country, police reform is an important topic being discussed by local government officials including in Ann Arbor.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Lisa Jackson, chair of the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission in Ann Arbor, which is looking into its own ideas for how that should be done. 

 

 

City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor is moving forward with its process of hiring a permanent city administrator.  

City of Ann Arbor

Public pools in Ann Arbor traditionally open on Memorial Day weekend.  But the coronavirus pandemic has forced the city to cancel its 2020 pool season. 

City of Ann Arbor

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

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