At an open house held to discuss the proposed plan for the Ann Arbor Connector Thursday night, local residents raised concerns about the University of Michigan’s financial role in the joint project and how much city residents stand to benefit.
Ann Arbor Charter Township is exploring the possibility of petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to designate a local dioxane plume contaminating groundwater beneath the township as a superfund site.
Sticking to his original platform of improving basic services and quality of life in Ann Arbor, Mayor Christopher Taylor (D–Ann Arbor) formally kicked off his re-election campaign at a fundraising party in the Arbor Brewing Company Tuesday. This is his second time running for mayor, but first time doing so uncontested.
On the evening of January 4, sharpshooters contracted by the city of Ann Arbor from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were scheduled to begin a 3-month campaign to remove 100 deer from the city — a cull — in the face of concerns over a outgrowth in deer population.
Ann Arbor City Council will learn the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's plans for moving forward with the plume of toxic 1,4-dioxane in the city’s groundwater during a Monday working session.
The results of the survey showed 202 deer were counted by a 3-person team from a helicopter — an increase from the 168 deer reported in March 2015. However, Ann Arbor Communications Director Lisa Wondrash noted that flyover surveys are not to meant to serve as a comprehensive census.