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2023 City Council Year in Review

Neighbors,

 

I hope you've had a restful holiday season filled with your loved ones. My Council newsletters generally focus on what is ahead on Council's agenda, but in this newsletter I highlight what we have accomplished over the course of 2023, focusing on the key areas of city services, housing, transportation, and climate action.


City Services 

The topmost priority for any municipal government must be ensuring high-quality city services. In 2023, we:


Housing

Ann Arbor, like many communities across the country, faces a housing crisis. The expansion of University of Michigan enrollment and job opportunities exerts significant pressure on our local housing market. Ann Arbor's zoning policies and development review processes are outdated and incongruent with this reality, contributing to the city's elevated housing costs. In 2023, we:


Transportation

I'm dedicated to ensuring residents have accessible ways to get around our city safely. In 2023, we advanced several important components of our Vision Zero Comprehensive Transportation plan, including:


Climate Action

As demonstrated by the overwhelming support of the A2Zero Climate Action millage, residents want City policies to advance our climate action goals. In 2023, we:


It's a privilege to be your Ann Arbor City Council Member, and I hope you will continue to reach out to let me know how I can best serve our community.

 

Here's to a healthy, happy New Year to you and yours!

-Dharma

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