Monday, November 18, 2019

Ann Arbor City Council Preview: November 18 2019

Gentler reader tonight is the final #a2council meeting of November. I have already written about the ambitious affordable housing agenda and the Weber Property.

Here's a quick rundown of the rest of the agenda.

The consent agenda is largely dominated by affordable housing items. I would not be surprised if some of these get pulled. There are also two sidewalk gaps: Stimson and Scio Church.

There are 4 public hearings tonight. Three are on township island rezonings, and will likely not have participants. PH-1/DB-1 is on Vic Village, a 12 story building to be built on the 1100 block of South U.

Elsewhere there is DC-2, which would change the way Ann Arbor pays for and prioritizes sidewalk gap filling. DC-3 which is a settlement allowing the Weber PUD. There is also DC-4 which would direct the city administrator to investigate the Weber Property for Affordable Housing. At the risk of editorializing, it would be really something if council voted against developing affordable housing on properties they already own (e.g. 4th and Catherine Lot) in favor of investigating the possibility of affordable housing on a property they do not own and that would cost several million dollars.

Gentle readers, what agenda items are you most interested in? Make sure you tune in to the action tonight 7:00 on CTN and follow along with the #a2council hashtag on twitter.

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