Ann Arbor Area Community News
The Friends of the Ann Arbor Greenway are pressing their “Greenway or Concrete Jungle” slogan on every audience they can find. Last week, they pitched their message to an open house at The Planet, apparently without rebuttal or challenge, with the result that Planet organizer Adam de Angeli called City Council in e-mail, “so thoroughly corrupted by corporate influence that they have absolute-zero respect for the concerns, demands, and general well-being of the public.” [EDIT, 8pm: the e-mail mentioned was to The Planet’s mailing list, not to City Council themselves, to my knowledge. Sorry for the potentially confusing wording. -RM]
Today, the Friends are presenting to a probably calmer crowd, the Huron Valley Chapter of the Sierra Club, an event which chapter co-Chair Mike Sklar describes in e-mail as,
Two starkly different visions for the future of downtown Ann Arbor have been offered. The Sierra Club’s Huron Valley Group is pleased to offer the public an opportunity to understand those competing visions. On Tuesday, May 17, Margaret Wong from the Friends of the Ann Arbor Greenway will present “Greenway or Concrete Jungle? Re-imagining Downtown Ann Arbor.” This free event begins at 7:30 pm at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens (directions below). Newcomers are welcome; no membership is required.
This “opportunity to understand these competing visions” seems to include airtime for only one of the visions, strangely enough.
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