Monday, August 10, 2020

Ann Arbor City Council Preview: August 10, 2020


Gentle readers, tonight there is another special session of #a2council. Here's the agenda. There is one item on the docket tonight, DC-1. This resolution would put a charter amendment for city council and mayoral elections to voters in November. My understanding is that this is largely the same as the resolution that was past last summer and followed by a veto from Mayor Taylor. What's different this time? I don't know. My prediction for tonight is an acrimonious debate followed by party-line passage followed by a mayoral veto. 

A little inside baseball/speculation on my part here. Careful watchers of #a2council may conclude that Councilmember Lumm feels like she would have a better chance getting elected to council if she is not forced to run in a partisan primary. I am not sure Lumm, who has run as a Republican, independent, and Democrat would fair better in the November election that the August election. Anyway, my two cents. 

As always, gentle reader, I am probably forgetting some very important items here. What agenda items are you most looking forward to seeing. I am guessing that tonight will be another late night around the virtual council table. Hopefully we will see you there. The CTN stream starts at 7 pm. Make sure you follow the action on the #a2council hashtag.

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