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City Of Ann Arbor Identifies Budget Initiatives For Next Fiscal Year

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Infrastructure upgrades, the Allen Creek Greenway project, and accessory dwelling units to be included in the next fiscal year.

While Ann Arbor's fiscal year hasn't ended, City Council has already started to identify several key budget initiatives for next year.

Council has identified several areas it hopes to focus its work on in the upcoming year. Among these budget proposals, Council has listed infrastructure upgrades, the Allen Creek Greenway project, and a policy on accessory dwelling units. Council member Chuck Warpehoski asserts that city streets will also be getting attention. 

"We've got a lot of road projects coming up for the next year, so we're going to have orange-barrel fever. So we're making progress there, but we definitely have a long way to go there, too," Warpehoski said when asked about the upcoming road work.

Unlike in many recent years, City Administrator, Steve Powers, doesn't foresee any major budget reductions. Ann Arbor mayor, Christopher Taylor, is hopeful that some services can even be added where the budget can sustain them.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.        
 

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.