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Public Hearing On Discharging Weapons In Ann Arbor


The Ann Arbor city council wants your opinion on whether or not they should approve a moratorium that would  temporary allow weapons to be fired in the city.   They will do this through a public hearing.

City Council is considering the moratorium in order for sharpshooters to kill deer this winter to control their population.

Council member Chuck Warpehoski from the 5th ward says he does not believe the hearing will change council's mind on killing the deer.  But he is still open to ideas if residents provide information on effective alternatives.

Warpehoski said, "I’m always looking for new information. So, if someone brings something to me that we didn’t see before that would lead one of us to change our minds, that’s a possibility. [But] that’s a remote possibility."

The council member also stated that the public hearing will focus on allowing sharpshooters to kill the deer and not to discuss if Ann Arbor should lift its ban on firing weapons in the city.

The public hearing has been scheduled for November 5th at 7 PM at city hall.

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org


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