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City Council: Giving and Taking

7. December 2009 • Juliew
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City Council: Monday, December 7 at 7:00 pm.
Ann Arbor City HallAgenda


  • Resolution to exempt eligible nonprofit housing providers from the collection of property taxes for up to two years
  • Ordinance to reduce percent for public art for three years
  • Resolution to accept the “Huron River and Impoundment Management Plan” from the Environmental Commission and 30 Consensus Recommendations
  • Resolution to purchase property at 219 Chapin and appropriate $269,500.00 from the Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage Bond Proceeds
  • Resolution to approve purchase of development rights on Girbach Farm, approve participation agreements with Lodi Township and Legacy Land Conservancy and appropriate $815,767.00 from Open Space and Parkland Preservation Millage Bond proceeds
  • Resolution to allocate $200,000.00 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program Funds to Avalon Housing Inc. or an Affiliated Ownership Entity for the acquisition and rehabilitation of 701 Miller
  • Resolution to return Proposed Amendments to Chapters 55 (Zoning) and 59 (Off-Street Parking) Regarding Area, Height and Placement to the City Planning Commission

  1. The agenda link goes to the Planning Commission agenda.

       —John Q.    Dec. 7 '09 - 08:20PM    #
  2. “Ordinance to reduce percent for public art for three years”

    But cutting firefighters and going ahead with the $800K plus for the Court-Police artwork and cross your fingers your house doesn’t catch on fire?

       —Alan Goldsmith    Dec. 7 '09 - 08:45PM    #
  3. Why do you have “Thursday, December 7, (2009)”?

    I am happy to see that there is some action being considered to address the “One Per Cent for Art Program” fiasco.

       —Mark Koroi    Dec. 8 '09 - 03:17AM    #
  4. Thanks John Q and Mark, I fixed the link and date.

       —Juliew    Dec. 8 '09 - 03:33AM    #
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       —Mark Koroi    Jan. 28 '10 - 01:28AM    #
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       —ChuckL    Jan. 28 '10 - 05:22AM    #
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       —Henry Brysk    Jan. 28 '10 - 05:46AM    #
  8. Are comments still allowed about City Council meetings?

       —Comments    Jan. 29 '10 - 12:11AM    #
  9. I see most everything is deleted here… How can we have a discussion if all comments deemed to be “unrelated” are immediately removed?

    Is this freedom of expression?

    Iranians are doing better than this…

       —Abeer Hamzah    Jan. 29 '10 - 09:14PM    #
  10. How are we supposed to find out what happens at city council meetings?

       —Comments    Jan. 29 '10 - 09:37PM    #
  11. You’re free to say anything you want about anything.

    The moderators of this board are also free to remove any comments they want.

    Don’t like it. Start your own blog.

       —sam kirkpatrick    Jan. 30 '10 - 12:42AM    #
  12. I’m sure you meant your suggestion in the kindest possible way: To get the news about City Council, just hire reporters and start your own media outlet! I guess that’s freedom of the press. I guess that’s freedom of speech, too. Something is missing, though.

       —Comments    Jan. 30 '10 - 12:51AM    #
  13. Oh right, guess I thought this was only a blog where the moderators pick and choose what to start discussions on based on their own personal tastes. Silly me.

    If this is really about news coverage, then go get a subscription to the newspaper. Go tell an advertiser you saw his/her advertisement in the paper. If you’re just reading it online (granted the paper is giving it away) you’re helping to further an unsuccessful business model. Which will eventually result in less coverage because there’s no money coming in the door. There is one law in business: We get what we pay for.

    But I think you just want to make comments about certain topics that we all know about. Right, Mr/s Comments? And you’re free to do that in any public place. That is freedom of expression. Neither a blog, nor a newspaper, for instance, has to post/print your comments/letters.

       —sam kirkpatrick    Jan. 30 '10 - 04:16AM    #