This thanks to the sharp eye of blogger and U-M planning student Brandon: ” Two stories in the Friday Ann Arbor News’ “Regents Briefs” section illustrate how the University is doing its part to fight sprawl, promote sensible land-use, increase residential density, and discourage automobile use… or not. 1) The University is purchasing an apartment […]
Highlights from Sunday’s Ann Arbor News: > “Storm leaves power outages”> “Scio Twp. teen quits race for trustee”> “City budget cuts unsettled”> And columnist Jo Mathis writes about the death of city planning in Ann Arbor: “Reorganizing a professional out of a job” Also, another good reason to vote against imperialism this fall: ” … […]
I have been working on helping launch a local news website to replace some of the functions of this site, and provide a central source of news and information for the Ann Arbor progressive community. Called arborupdate.com, it will be operated by a group of some of the area’s most innovative activists, bloggers, and journalists. […]
I have received a reply to my op-ed about porch couches from a member of city council. The councilperson writes: Rob, The proposal to ban couches on porches is based on national fire safety standards and tragedies that have occurred at other university towns either with fires on porches or with waterlogged furniture causing collapse […]
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Washingtonienne update … Washington Post: “The Hill’s Sex Diarist Reveals All”
I recently reported that the city may vote on a law which would prohibit upholstered furniture on porches in the city. Although the proposal is allegedly for “fire safety” reasons, it’s actually a callow move by those in the city who, while enjoying the amenities of a college town made possible by a large student […]