City of Ann Arbor

City of Ann Arbor

Various streets in downtown Ann Arbor have closed to vehicle traffic to allow restaurants, bars, and retail businesses to offer patio services because of COVID-19.  

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The Friends of the Rutherford Pool Board announced that, due to COVID-19, their pool season has been canceled.  

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

City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor will reopen its compost facility this Saturday on Platt Road for drop-off and sales.  

City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor’s city council has approved the city’s “A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan” after making an amendment to the project.  

City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor’s city council will continue discussing the “A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan” Monday night.  

Ann Arbor Farmers Market Open For On-Site Purchases

May 29, 2020
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The Ann Arbor Farmers Market adds more services after hosting a soft re-opening earlier this month.  

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.  

City of Ann Arbor

Despite having a COVID-19 financial recovery plan, Ann Arbor’s city council is expected to adopt a pre-pandemic city budget Monday night.  


Ann Arbor Expecting Losses Due To COVID-19

May 12, 2020
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The City of Ann Arbor has a better idea on what a COVID-19 financial recovery plan will look like. 


Ann Arbor Solarize Program Underway

May 12, 2020

Ann Arbor’s city council hasn’t officially adopted the city’s community-wide carbon neutrality plan, but part of that plan is already in motion.  


Ann Arbor Farmers Market Open For Pre-Orders

May 11, 2020
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The Ann Arbor Farmers Market reopened for the first time this past weekend since the COVID-19 crisis. 

Ann Arbor Putting Together Financial Recovery Plan

May 11, 2020
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Ann Arbor’s city council will host a work session tonight to discuss a financial recovery plan as a result of the economic impact caused by COVID-19.  


The City of Ann Arbor is in the process of creating a plan to make sure residents have social distancing options when it comes to being outdoors.  


Ann Arbor Votes To Allow Property Tax Relief

May 5, 2020
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Ann Arbor businesses and residents who are struggling to pay their property taxes on time because of COVID-19 will get a break this summer. 


Ann Arbor City Council Looking At COVID-19 Impact

Apr 21, 2020

Ann Arbor’s city council discussed its budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 last night and how COVID-19 will impact it.


City Of Ann Arbor Celebrating Earth Day Online

Apr 21, 2020

The City of Ann Arbor will host Earth Day activities on April 22nd, but it will be a virtual celebration this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Ann Arbor City Council Discussing 2021 Budget

Apr 20, 2020
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Ann Arbor’s city council will meet tonight and discuss its budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 and how COVID-19 will play a role in it.


Ann Arbor Berm Project Moving Forward

Apr 15, 2020
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The City of Ann Arbor continues to move forward with the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Project.  


Ann Arbor Moves Forward With Carbon Neutrality Plan

Apr 13, 2020
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The City of Ann Arbor continues to move forward with its “A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan,” despite facing some challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis.

    

Mike Kennedy
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Hospitals and health care workers have been overwhelmed by the COVID-19 outbreak.  In this difficult time, a simple act of kindness and gratitude can go a long way.  Ann Arbor fire chief Mike Kennedy talks to WEMU's David Fair about an upcoming vehicle procession to honor our local doctors, nurses, and hospital staffs.  Additionally, the chief explains how COVID-19 is impacting function and operations within his department.


Yard Waste Pickup Modified In Ann Arbor

Apr 6, 2020

Yard waste pickup in Ann Arbor is changing due to the coronavirus pandemic.   


Ann Arbor's city council will consider a resolution tonight that calls to protect some residents from being evicted during the coronavirus crisis. 


Ann Arbor City Council To Meet Online

Apr 2, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, Ann Arbor City Council will host an electronic meeting next week, instead of meeting in person.  


Brian Steglitz
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Maintaining water service and safety remains an essential service during Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with the manager of Ann Arbor's water treatment services, Brian Steglitz, about managing the system to filter out virus and chemical contamination. 


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With a new executive order from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to "stay home and stay safe," Ann Arbor's top elected official says he echoes that sentiment.

WEMU’s Lisa Barry spoke with Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor to see what the "new normal" is looking like in that city.


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During a work session Monday night, Ann Arbor's city council briefly mentioned what their next steps are after they decided to end their employment agreement with City Administrator Howard Lazarus last week without cause.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was at the meeting and has the details.


Michael Cox
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Ann Arbor's City Council held a closed session Monday night to learn more as to why Ann Arbor Police Chief Michael Cox was placed on administrative paid leave earlier this month by the city administrator.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the details.


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Ann Arbor City Council member Jane Lumm says the decision to remove Howard Lazarus as the city administrator came after they thought "very carefully" before voting to remove him from the job.

Lumm talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about the decision and says it boils down to "having a positive, healthy relationship between elected officials and the administrator necessary for city government to work effectively."


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