Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:30pm
Mayor Christopher Taylor listens to proposed changes during the city council meeting at City Hall Monday.

The Ann Arbor City Council convened Monday evening to vote on a $4.2 million repurchase of the “Y Lot,” the former site of the local YMCA on Fifth Avenue, from local real estate developer Dennis Dahlmann. The city originally bought the land in 2003 and Dahlmann purchased it four years ago. The council voted to postpone the resolution until April 23, when they will vote in a closed session.

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 7:47pm
Students gathered on the Diag to promote transgender rights and advocate for better access to health care for transgender people Monday.

Due to inadequate transgender care services, the Graduate Employees’ Organization — a union representing graduate student instructors and graduate student staff assistants at the University of Michigan — is fighting for transgender health care coverage by raising awareness at their Trans Day of Disposability rally and putting pressure on the University Human Resources to take part in health care negotiations.

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 9:24pm
Councilmember Chip Smith, D-Ward 5, discusses new ordinances during a meeting at City Hall Monday.

The Ann Arbor City Council convened Monday evening to provide an update on the status of the City of Ann Arbor’s Solid Waste Fund, which is currently at a sufficient balance. The Environmental Commission aims to hire an outside consultant to draft the Solid Waste Fund’s five-year plan this April. In a special session, the council also increased City Attorney Stephen Postema’s pay by 2.5 percent to $184,500.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:51pm
Mayor Christopher Taylor listens to councilmen at the City Council meeting at City Hall Tuesday.

Ann Arbor City Council convened Tuesday evening to discuss the Housing and Human Services Advisory Board’s financial constraints, including cutbacks on housing vouchers and the council’s vote to amend the city’s zoning ordinance, which prohibits front yard installments of solar panels.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:44pm
 City staff and community members are largely satisfied with the Council’s commitment to representativeness and set limit on City and police influence on the task force to structure a police review board.

Following Monday night’s City Council meeting, city staff and community members are largely satisfied with the council’s commitment to thorough representation and the decision to limit city and police influence on structuring the new police review board. However, the public remains concerned about how community members will be appointed to the task force and the possibility that the task force won’t grant investigative powers to the review board.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:53pm
Based on several incidents of police brutality and concerns of transparency within the Ann Arbor police department, the Human Rights Commission is assembling a task force to draw a charter for a police review board.

Based on several incidents of police brutality and concerns of transparency within the Ann Arbor police department, the Human Rights Commission is assembling a task force to draw a charter for a police review board.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 8:02pm

The City of Ann Arbor’s Solid Waste Fund reportedly decreased this year due to other Post Employment Benefits and the shutdown of the Materials Recovery Facility, which resulted in higher recycling costs. Yet, despite largely distorted fund statuses during a meeting with City Councilmembers and the Environmental Commission, the City reports the fund is currently at a healthy balance.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 8:54pm

University of Michigan Electrical Engineering and Computer Science courses have developed extensive waitlists due to growing enrollment rates, graduate students registering for undergraduate classes, and limited numbers of faculty  — giving students stress about being able to complete their requirements on time. The department’s administration is working to hire more full-time faculty and acquire larger lecture halls to meet the high demand, but have struggled to succeed.