Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Ann Arbor City Council Preview: June 20, 2023

Gentle readers, it's #a2Council Night in Ann Arbor. Here's the agenda

The evening kicks off with a thick, 30-item consent agenda. CA-1 and CA-2 are street closures for Firefighter Spray Park and A2 Artoberfest. 

There are 5 public hearings on the docket this evening. PH-1/B-1 is the second reading of an ordinance to allow the city to donate abandoned bikes on city property to local non-profits. PH-2/B-2 is the second reading of the ordinance removing the requirement that landlords give tenants information on their rights as tenants and how to vote. PH-3/B-3 is the second reading of the Humane Pet Adoption ordinance.

PH-4/B-4 and PH-5/DB-1 are both on the proposed PUD for 721 S Forest. This is a great project. It replaces a mid-rise with an energy efficient high-rise. Unfortunately, there is already some opposition to this good project. So if you feel so inclined, please call into council tonight and let them know you support this project, gentle readers. 

There are three ordinance first readings tonight. C-1 is the first reading of an ordinance that modifies the conditional zoning Beekman on Broadway project at 1140 Broadway. C-2 is the first reading of a new  ordinance that is aimed at stopping the Ann Arbor Police Department from conducting pretextual traffic stops. C-3 is the first reading of an ordinance that would allow people to legally put free items on their curb. 

On to the resolutions. DC-1 is a resolution to appoint Benjamin Calderon to the Historic District Commission. DC-2 is a resolution directing the City Administrator to engage with the Federal Government on the re-development of Federal Plaza on the 200 block of East Liberty. DC-3 is a resolution to ensure transparency, non-discrimination and equal opportunity in municipal contracting. DC-4 is a resolution to correct the city's budget by adding appropriating $2.6 M from the Major Streets fund. DC-5 is a resolution to authorize an easement on south blvd. DC-6 is a resolution to issue a request for proposals for an unarmed response program DC-7 is a resolution authorizing settlement of Harris b City of Ann Arbor. DC-8 is a resolution allowing people to put free items out on their curb.  

And that's all there is. Looks like the meeting could be pretty short. What items are you most looking forward to seeing? Hopefully we will see you there. The CTN stream starts at 7 pm. Make sure you follow the action on the #a2Council hashtag or on a2mi.social. 

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