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File #: 07-0576    Version: 1 Name: 2002-07-15 City Council Minutes
Type: Minutes Status: Filed
File created: 7/15/2002 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/15/2002 Final action: 7/15/2002
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR SESSION - JULY 15, 2002
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ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR SESSION - JULY 15, 2002
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The regular session of the Ann Arbor City Council was called to order at 7:39 p.m. in the
City Hall Council Chamber by Mayor John Hieftje.
Council stood for a moment of silence.
Mayor Hieftje led Council in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL OF COUNCIL
PRESENT : Councilmembers Jean Robinson, Robert M. Johnson, Joseph Upton,
Michael R. Reid, Jean Carlberg, Heidi Cowing Herrell, Marcia Higgins,
Christopher Easthope, Wendy A. Woods, Mayor John Hieftje, 11.
ABSENT : Councilmember Stephen C. Hartwell, 1.
INTRODUCTIONS
REIMBURSEMENT FOR BUYING AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE
Mel Barclay received a reimbursement check from The Clean Cities Program, for
purchasing a vehicle fueled solely by natural gas. The Clean Cities program is a locallybased
government/industry partnership, coordinated by the United States Department of
Energy to expand the use of alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuels.
PUBLIC COMMENTARY - RESERVED TIME
BLAINE COLEMAN - DIVEST FROM ISRAEL
Blaine Coleman, P.O. Box 7034, thanked Council for putting the resolution to divest from
Israel in front of the Human Rights Commission.
2 Council - July 15, 2002
ELAINE RUMMAN - PALESTINIAN ISRAELI CONFLICT
Elaine Rumman, 1310 Pomona, addressed Council regarding the Palestinian Israeli
conflict. Ms. Rumman asked that Council reach the federal authorities to say that Ann
Arbor tax money not be used to harm innocent people in Israel.
MERRILL CROCKETT - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Merrill Crockett, 11131 Scio Church Road, expressed concern about the future of the
Community Development programs and the Department. Ms. Crockett suggested that
Council examine the potential benefit of the reductions on the General Fund, since almost
100% of the Community Development staff is federally funded and that money cannot go to
pay for other things.
STEVE LOWE - FIRE DEPARTMENT ISSUES
Steve Lowe, 3262 W. North Territorial, president of the Ann A...

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