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June 13 City Council Candidate Forum

Posted on: June 11th, 2015 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

Join us for round two of our City Council candidate Forums, featuring both incumbents and challengers from Wards 3, 4, and 5. This forum will be structured as a roundtable to give candidates time for thoughtful analysis of some of the most important issues facing our community.

Where:  Ann Arbor Community Center
625 N. Main Street
Date: Saturday, June 13
Schedule:  9:30 – 10:00 Meet and Greet
10:00 – 12:00 Candidate Forum

Candidates

Ward 3:
Stephen Kunselman (incumbent)
Zachary Ackerman

Ward 4:
Jack Eaton (incumbent)
Jaime Magiera

Ward 5:
Mike Anglin (incumbent)
Chip Smith

City Council Candidate Forum this Saturday, May 9

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

Join us to meet the candidates for City Council! This forum will be structured to give candidates more time for thoughtful analysis of some of the most important issues facing our community.

Where:  Ann Arbor Community Center
625 N. Main Street
Date: Saturday, May 9
Schedule:  9:30 – 10:00 Meet and Greet
10:00 – 12:00 Candidate Forum

Elections this Term:
(At least 5 of the 8 candidates will be present)

Ward 1:
Sabra Briere (incumbent)
Will Leaf

Ward 3:
Stephen Kunselman (incumbent)
Zachary Ackerman

Ward 4:
Jack Eaton (incumbent)
Jaime Magiera

Ward 5:
Mike Anglin (incumbent)
Chip Smith

 

Annual Labor Day Picnic, Mon. Sept. 1, 4-7PM

Posted on: July 25th, 2014 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

 

AADems Labor Day Picnic 2014

Please join us for our annual Labor Day Picnic!

We will be barbecuing some great food, plus we’ll have kids games and live music  by Chris Kendall and She-Bop and the Riff Raff. This is chance for us to celebrate the end of the summer and hear from our great democratic candidates and elected officials!

Suggested donation: $15 Individual / $30 Family (2 adults and up to 4 kids)

Donate at the door or click https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/demslaborday

 NOTE:  A local media source mistakenly reprinted incorrect information of the Elks Lodge as the location.  As of 1:30 PM on Labor Day, they have corrected the error online.  If you saw the incorrect information in print please disregard and know that we will be at Island Park, 1450 Island Drive, Ann Arbor, MI.  You may click this Google Map link or call our Chair, Mike Henry, 313-559-5558 for directions 🙂
Also, it looks like we may get a little Labor Day rain after 5:00 PM.  Come early to start your picnic experience off dry.  And don’t fret.  We have reserved a nice sturdy brick shelter at Island Park with grills, tables, and accessible restrooms.  Bring lawn chairs and rain gear just in case.

 

Sponsors and Advertisers

Our fantastic sponsors include:

Ayse’s Cafe
Arbor Brewing Company
Sally Hart Petersen for Mayor
Samuel McMullen for City Council
Kirk for Council
Alex Milshteyn for Washtenaw Community College Trustee Campaign
Sabra Briere for Mayor
Christopher Taylor for Mayor
Graydon Krapohl for Council

Advertising in our program booklet are:

Veronique Liem for Circuit Court Judge
Constance L. Jones for Probate Judge
Tracy Van den Bergh for Probate Judge
Midwest Bike and Tandem
The Barre Code

 

Monthly Town Hall Forum – City Council Candidate Debate

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

Please join us Saturday, July 12 for our July Town Hall, which will feature a debate amongst Ann Arbor city council candidates!

This a chance to meet your candidates and elected officials and be sure your voice is heard. The event is free and open to the public.

Tickets will also be on sale for our annual Labor Day Picnic, and we will feature our 50-50 raffle.

As always, we will have coffee and light refreshments starting at 9:30am. This month’s coffee sponsor is our friends at Ayse’s Cafe.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

For questions or information on event sponsorship, please contact our Chair, Michael ‘Mike’ Henry

WCDP & A2DP Unity Mtg – Sat. Mar. 17 | 1-3:30pm | Public Transportation Throughout Washtenaw County Panel

Posted on: March 15th, 2012 by mhenry No Comments


City Administrator Interviews 7/12 and 7/13

Posted on: July 10th, 2011 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

The Council will interview candidates for the position of City Administrator on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, July 12 & 13. Council members will meet on July 12 at 7:30 am at City Hall, and will divide into three groups. Each group will interview each candidate one-on-one. Interviews will occur in separate rooms, and candidates will travel to each interview. The Council members will each have a list of questions to ask; as they stick to each list, they will be able to ask the same questions of each candidate — keeping the playing field level.

Council members will host a reception for the candidates on Tuesday evening, 5:30 to 7:30 in the lobby of the new annex to City Hall (enter off 5th Avenue). There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to meet each candidate. Each candidate will make a brief presentation. (more…)

Upcoming City Council Info: New City Administrator, etc.

Posted on: July 3rd, 2011 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

The City Administrator

The City Council appointed a search committee to create some protocols for selecting a new City Administrator.  The committee recommended hiring an outside firm — to guarantee a national applicant pool and the confidentiality of all applicants.  The committee also recommended that the City’s Human Resources staff work with this firm (AFFION) to make certain that Ann Arbor’s specific needs are met.  On July 5, members of the committee will see, for the first time, the applications of interested and qualified candidates.  The committee will recommend finalists for interviews.
These interviews will take place on July 13.  There will be a reception — open to the public — for the finalists on Tuesday July 12 from 5:30 to 7:30.  This reception will be held in the lobby of the new Courts/Police addition to City Hall. (more…)

A2 Issues: On the Horizon

Posted on: June 22nd, 2011 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

Courtesy of Sabra Briere, Council Member, 1st Ward

The Council’s working session June 13 involved three different staff briefings on issues that could affect us all: redistricting of the city, street maintenance and sidewalk millages, and annexation of township “islands”.

Redistricting

The City Charter requires that the City be redistricted after each national census.  The census numbers came back a few months ago, and the City Clerk has drafted a redistricting plan.

During the last 10 years, the First Ward’s population increased compared to the other four wards (the overall population of Ann Arbor decreased between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, but only by 90 people).  This population increase in the First Ward means that the First Ward will have its boundaries decreased.  All of this change is in the downtown.  Each of the other wards will have boundary changes – and each will receive a portion of the First Ward’s current population. (more…)

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