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Community Conversations with the Ann Arbor City Administrator (July & Aug 2022)

The following was announced by the City on June 27, 2022:

https://www.a2gov.org/news/pages/article.aspx?i=899



City Administrator Milton Dohoney Jr. is inviting downtown Ann Arbor stakeholders to share their ideas about city improvements. Since arriving in Ann Arbor in 2021, Dohoney has expressed a desire to upgrade the downtown experience for residents and commuters, and to make the city a travel destination. Dohoney stated, “It is clearly in our strategic best interest to maximize the allure of our community's living room. Determining a realistic set of enhancements should be a fun exercise for the public and the community to undertake."

Dohoney has regularly heard from community members about the need for improvements to Ann Arbor city streets. Now that the road bonds have been authorized to fund and address much-needed repairs, he would also like to make other improvements to the downtown experience — and to partner with the community in the process. Dohoney has heard the need for public restrooms, graffiti removal, clean-up days, bulk waste collection and street cleaning, and expects other ideas to emerge from this process, including those with citywide implications rather than being limited to downtown.

Businesses, residents and commuters are all welcome to weigh in during the sessions.

  • Tuesday, July 26th 9:00AM (Online - preregistration is required - see below)

  • Monday, Aug 8th 3:30PM (In-person at Larcom City Hall. Preregistration is NOT required)

  • Tuesday, Aug 9th 6:00PM (Online - preregistration is required - see below)

Please preregister for the online meetings at:

https://a2gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pG-dmZboQQCw1A6KCs1YCA All downtown stakeholders and those unable to attend can also participate in the conversation by completing a brief survey available at:

https://forms.office.com/g/TE4t2AFhLM Outcomes from this initiative will be shared in a report and recommendations as the city prepares the next fiscal year's budget proposal. Questions regarding the listening sessions can be directed to Kelly Reynolds in the city administrator's office at kreynolds@a2gov.org