Ann Arbor Area Community News
Highlights from the Ann Arbor News’ coverage of yesterday’s local Democratic Party meeting:
County Commissioner Conan Smith’s downtown development moratorium failed:
Downtown development has been the hot button issue in the city for almost two years. On Saturday, heated discussions broke out on the subject with many people talking over each other and others being told they were out of order.
Rumors about pro-”full-scale” greenway/anti-parking structure activists running for office have proven true, moreover:
Sonia Schmerl, co-chairwoman of the group Friends of the Ann Arbor Greenway, said she is seriously considering running in a primary against incumbent Democrat Chris Easthope in the 5th Ward.This is in spite of the infamous Easthope-Johnson resolution.
Meanwhile, the Dems shifted their focus back to the most urgent and “progressive” issues for local government to grapple with, such as unisex restrooms and President Bush.
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