Monday, July 15, 2024

Ann Arbor City Council Preview: July 15, 2024

 


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

The meeting kicks off with a scant, 11-item consent agenda. CA-1 and CA-2 are street closures for Ann Arbor Pride and the Go Blue Mix, respectively. CA-7 is a resolution for a professional services agreement with Sam Schwartz Consulting for a Safe Streets for All Grant Coordination. 

There are 4 public hearings on the docket this evening. PH-1/B-1 is for an amendment to the Southtown rezoning. PH-2/DB-1 and PH-3/DB-3 are for routine township island annexations on Stone School. PH-4/DS-1 is on the formation of a South State Business Improvement Zone (BIZ). 



The South State BIZ would be centered around intersection of State and Eisenhower, which was just rezoned TC1. Thirty percent of the property owners in the are have signed a petition to ask council to make the BIZ. I'm not super familiar with how these work, but I think the city would levy a special assessment which would then be used to improve the area. Seems like a lot is happening in this area. Pretty exciting. 

There is one ordinance first reading this evening. C-1 is to rezone of 28 acres at 3380 Nixon from R4A to R4D, a somewhat denser multi-family zone.

Finally, we get to DC-1 a resolution to enhance AAPD training on hater crime prevention and investigation. 

That's it, gentle reader. What items are you most excited for? 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. 




Monday, July 1, 2024

Ann Arbor City Council Preview: July 1, 2024

 


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

The meeting kicks off with a respectable, 19-item consent agenda. CA-1, CA-2, CA-3, and CA-4 are all street closures for Firefighter Spray Park in the District, Sonic Lunches, Student Move-In, and UM Football Games. 

There are also a 4 conservation easements in items CA-15, CA-16, CA-17, and CA-18

There are no public hearings on the docket this evening so on to the resolutions. DC-1 is a resolution to appoint Bentley Johnson to the Geenbelt Advisory Commission. DC-2 is a resolution to endorse the use of a broker for the sale of the Kline's Lot. DC-3 is a resolution to reallocate the ARPA funding that was going to fund the unarmed response program. This is kind of disappointing. The money will go to:

  • The Barton Dam Embankment Project ($2m)
  • Emergency Operations Center ($500k)
  • Ambulance Acquisition ($395K) 
  • Bicentennial Park Improvements ($400k)
  • Support for Safe House ($100k)

That's it, gentle reader. What items are you most excited for? 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.