With Library Lot Sale Vote, Mayoral Candidates Show Support (Or Lack thereof) For Parkland Protections

With Library Lot Sale Vote, Mayoral Candidates Show  Support (Or Lack thereof) For Parkland Protections

FORMER WARD 4 City Council member Marcia Higgins, along with Mayoral candidates Christopher Taylor and Sabra Briere all voted to allow the city’s parkland to be “repurposed” for “transit.” It was Higgins who inserted language into a zoning proposal which would allow bus stations as well as airports to be constructed on city parkland. In […]

Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Volunteer Events For The Month Of April

Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Volunteer Events For The Month Of April

CITY OF ANN ARBOR Natural Area Preservation (NAP) works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and to foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. This involves conducting plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks. These tasks are performed by both staff and volunteers. Volunteer opportunities coming up […]

FOIA Reveals Mayor and Council Targeted Popular Parks For Development

FOIA Reveals Mayor and Council Targeted Popular Parks For Development

A2PNotes: This is filed under “Scoops & Scores” because you read it here first by P.D. Lesko Collectively, Ann Arbor residents own about 2,000 acres of parkland. A conservative estimate of the value of the land, according to city officials, is anywhere from $600 million to $1.5 billion dollars. Now a question. Barton Pond, Bird […]

Savaged: The Double-Edged Sword of “The Most Beautiful Place in America”

Savaged: The Double-Edged Sword of “The Most Beautiful Place in America”

by Chris Savage Unknown to many Americans outside of Michigan, our state is hardly one of just auto manufacturing, Motown, snow, and sports. In addition to these things, we have some of the most beautiful natural places in all of America. This summer, one place in particular has been highlighted nationally for its beauty. The […]

Repurposing Ann Arbor’s Golf Courses. Why Not? It’s A National Trend.

Repurposing Ann Arbor’s Golf Courses. Why Not? It’s A National Trend.

Residents of Ann Arbor have twice defeated attempts to dispose of Huron Hills Golf Course. A2Politico reported on the efforts here, where residents retained a lawyer and alleged that Mayor and Council were breaking the law in attempts to outsource course operations. A2Politico also interviewed a member of the A2P2 neighborhood group formed to combat the […]

PAC Member Complains That Parks Millage Money Is Being Diverted Through Accounting Trickery

PAC Member Complains That Parks Millage Money Is Being Diverted Through Accounting Trickery

The cash cows who live in Ann Arbor have a record of voting to nickel and dime themselves to death, literally. The city’s property tax bill, thanks to “supplemental” millages, has come to resemble a check in a French restaurant where everything is ala carte. The nickels and dimes have, over the past decade, added […]