The Ann Arbor City Council met for the first time in the new year to discuss a short agenda that included zoning single-family dwellings, modifying floodplains and clarifying a resolution to purchase cameras for the Ann Arbor Police Department.
The state of Michigan expects to receive nearly 84,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine next week if it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration today, announced Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive, in a press conference Thursday afternoon.
The Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice and the Washtenaw Faith Leaders Forum hosted a “Race to Justice” town hall Thursday evening to review an August report on the racial disparities in judicial sentences in Washtenaw County. About 84 members attended the event.
The State of Michigan released an interim report Thursday showing significant progress in the effort to protect communities of color from the spread of COVID-19. The report follows Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement of the creation of the Michigan COVID-19 task force on racial disparities in April.
After Republicans on the Wayne County Board of Canvassers voted against certifying election results Tuesday then reversed course after public pressure and accusations of racism, both GOP canvassers signed affidavits late Wednesday to rescind their votes. Shortly afterward, the Trump campaign released a statement withdrawing its Michigan lawsuit over the election results.
Ann Arbor City Council convened Monday evening to discuss approval of sustainable, affordable housing plans and to vote on the fourth consent judgement of the Gelman plume settlement — a vote which was ultimately rejected by City Council.
Less than a month before the Nov. 3 general election, Ann Arbor resident Eric Sturgis announced he is running as a write-in candidate for City Council in Ann Arbor’s 1st Ward. Sturgis will challenge University of Michigan professor Lisa Disch for the open seat.
Raised in Ward 1, Sturgis is an Eastern Michigan University alum and master’s student in sports management at EMU. He said he has also worked closely with high school and college students in particular as a tennis coach.
Starting Oct. 12, the University of Michigan will allow all undergraduate students to return to in-person research and scholarship, according to an email update sent to the research community from Rebecca Cunningham, vice president of research at the University.