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Emails Reveal DDA Threatens to Cut Money That Funds Job of Council Member’s Wife


by P.D. Lesko There are five solid votes on City Council to bring to heel the members of the Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors. Those are the votes of Sumi Kailsapathy, Jane Lumm, Sally Hart-Petersen, Stephen Kunselman and Mike Anglin. The resolution needs six votes to pass, however. The DDA Board, comprised of a bushel […]

April 29th, 2013 | Posted in Best of A2P,Boards and Commissions,City Council,DDA,Econ,Featured,Politics,Scoops & Scores!! | Read More »

Fighting Entrenched Cronyism One Vote At A Time


by P.D. Lesko At the moment, Ann Arbor City Council members are trying to assert their Charter-mandated authority over the Board of the Downtown Development Authority like a parent trying to discipline a hopelessly out-of-control toddler in the midst of an epic temper tantrum. John Hieftje stars in this drama as the ineffectual parent, the […]

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,Boards and Commissions,City Council,DDA,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Will Unpopular Highrises Help Jack Eaton Unseat City Council’s Zoning Czarina Marcia Higgins?


by P.D. Lesko Today, Jack Eaton announced his candidacy first via email to a loosely-organized group of neighborhood activists, city and county politicians. He wrote, “I wanted all of you to hear it from me, because so many of you have encouraged me to do this.” The email listserv came alive with electronic cheers. One of […]

April 17th, 2013 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,City Council,Elections,Featured,Politics | Read More »

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