Thursday, April 18, 2013

Did we witness a Citizen's Filibuster at Monday's City Council Meeting?

Ann Arbor's City Charter does not allow for a citizen's filibuster (as far as I know). Nevertheless, at Monday's city council meeting we witnessed something like a collective citizen's filibuster: 45 people spoke at the public hearing for the proposed changes to the DDA and 51 people spoke at the public hearing for the 413 E Huron site plan approval. In the end, the city council postponed votes on both these controversial issues and ended the meeting at 3 am.

H/T @Vielmetti

3 comments:

  1. We left at like 10:30. It was still during PH1.

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  2. Commemorated for all time on Arborwiki here:

    http://arborwiki.org/Citizens_filibuster

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