Government

No Parties?

August will see the first city council primary in at least twenty years with just one contested race. Six folks pulled petitions to collect signatures but only one turned them in: Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, who is running for a third time in the Fourth Ward.

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Question Corner | March 2024

Q. The U-M is always growing, and when it purchases property in the city, it is removed from the city’s tax rolls. Does the U-M make any payments to the city for services such as police and fire protection, road maintenance,...

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Twenty-Five and Out

“I’ve been at Ann Arbor PD since I was a twenty-two-year-old kid,” explains Metzer, who retired as the department’s interim chief in October. “This has just felt like a home to me.” But, she adds, “sometimes an opportunity...

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Question Corner | June 2023

Q. I’m seeing signs around town that temporarily prohibit parking for street sweeping. How often does Ann Arbor sweep its streets? A. Street sweeping has many benefits: besides making the streets look better, it lowers pollutant...

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Fewer Forfeitures

That was in the 1990s, when the future Ann Arbor state senator was still a U-M undergrad. But civil assets forfeitures—police agencies seizing property they believe was involved in drug dealing and other crimes—were still...

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