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Ann Arbor Eliminates Annual Deer Cull As Part Of New Budget

City of Ann Arbor

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

It’s a pre-COVID-19 budget council plans to amend as they get a better idea on how the pandemic will impact the city’s finances.  Mayor Christopher Taylor says council did reduce the budget by over $1 million by eliminating the city’s annual deer cull and putting some capital projects on hold.

Mayor Christopher Taylor: A Hollywood Blvd. road construction, Ann Arbor Saline project, we eliminated a transfer this year to a capital sinking fund.

The city is working on putting together a financial recovery plan to address the economic impact caused by COVID-19.

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