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The Ann Arbor Planning Commission and City Council have both scheduled public hearings on the various greenway conceptions, but some conflict has emerged over which is the proper forum for these discussions.
Mayor Hieftje has apparently asked the Planning Commission to cancel its hearing to avoid duplication of effort on the part of staff presenters and public participants, and Planning Commissioner Braxton Blake has objected,
“I believe the public should have open access to city government,” Blake said. “The more meetings we have regarding the issues facing the city, this greenway idea, for example, the better.”
The Planning Commission will be discussing the issue of whether to hold a hearing at their work session tonight. If the Planning Commission does hold their hearing, it will take place on May 24. The City Council will be holding its hearing on June 13.
A related community meeting that Todd Leopold has been trying to organize to discuss greenway ideas has fallen through – Todd notes that he couldn’t find a date that enough of the speakers he wanted could agree to.
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