ANN ARBOR, MI – The Ann Arbor Metropolis Council has voted to make race-based coiffure discrimination formally unlawful within the metropolis.
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Race-based coiffure discrimination is now formally unlawful in Ann Arbor.
Metropolis Council voted unanimously Monday evening, June 21, to replace town’s non-discrimination ordinance, including a brand new definition of race inclusive of traits traditionally related to race, together with hair texture and elegance.
Michael McElroy, a Tony-nominated musical theater actor, has been appointed chair of the College of Michigan’s Faculty of Music, Theatre and Dance.
McElroy, who’s appointment was authorised by the Board of Regents on June 17, will start his tenure this fall, succeeding Vincent Cardinal, who has served as chair since 2016 and is stepping right down to focus completely on instructing, in keeping with a college information launch.
he Washtenaw County Trial Courtroom’s oldest unresolved open homicide case is lastly going to trial this week after years of delays, postponements and the shutdown attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jury choice started Monday morning, June 21, within the case towards Xavier Payne, 19, who’s accused of killing 19-year-old Brandon Cross in Pittsfield Township throughout a botched theft on the Glencoe Hills residence advanced on April 2, 2017.
It has been greater than a 12 months because the first survivors of late College of Michigan athletic physician Robert Anderson publicly got here ahead, alleging they have been sexually abused by the physician.
Anderson labored at UM the higher a part of three a long time in numerous roles, most notably because the director of College Well being Companies and as an athletic doctor. Survivors of Anderson, which embody former college students and scholar athletes, say they confronted pointless hernia and prostate exams, in addition to genital fondling throughout routine physicals.
In a transfer towards neighborly solidarity, Saline Mayor Brian Marl is voicing his help of the protest by township and county officers of a personal wastewater therapy plant in Lodi Township.
The non-public plant challenge is close to a pending housing improvement by Crimson Equities, LLC within the township that borders the northeast nook of Saline. Throughout a particular assembly on June 16, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners urged the Michigan Division of Surroundings, Nice Lakes and Vitality to disclaim a allow to the non-public developer for housing density and air pollution considerations.
A person accused of robbing two Ann Arbor banks inside two weeks of one another has been sentenced to time served and probation.
Scott Lee Harvey was sentenced, June 9 by Washtenaw County Trial Decide Archie Brown to 951 days served and three years of probation on two counts of financial institution theft, courtroom data present.
A majority on the Ann Arbor Metropolis Council will proceed its condemnation of offensive language from Council Member Jeff Hayner, D-1st Ward.
The town’s Council Administration Committee voted 4-1 throughout a Tuesday, June 22 assembly to begin drafting a brand new decision condemning Hayner’s use of the n-word. The one dissent got here from Council Member Kathy Griswold, D-2nd Ward.
The town of Ann Arbor has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for some Ann Arbor residents after a water major break.
The break occurred on the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Maple Highway on the morning of June 22, however there is no such thing as a proof of contamination of the water system, officers stated.
Ann Arbor Metropolis Council has authorised a greater than half-million greenback funds improve to the Downtown Improvement Authority for avenue enhancements, pedestrian facilities and different enhancements to the downtown district.
The $554,704 funds improve was authorised by the council at its common assembly on June 21, for the 2021-22 fiscal 12 months, which begins July 1.
An Ann Arbor father completed portray a tribute to his youngsters, simply in time for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20.
Jeremy Gibb, 50, painted the yard mural of his 4 youngsters — ages 23, 21, 19 and 17 — on the rear wall of his neighbor’s storage. Gibb has beforehand achieved murals in the identical location, however stated the type of this one is impressed by a tattoo his son lately obtained.
A canceled marriage ceremony changed into a candy deal with for youngsters at C.S. Mott Kids’s Hospital.
Charity group Allie’s Angels was contacted by a relative who had lately canceled a marriage however couldn’t cancel the cake, board member Caroline Cibulas stated. Allie’s Angels organized for the cake to as a substitute be made into individually wrapped cupcakes to distribute to youngsters in oncology care and different items on Thursday, June 17.
After it anticipated taking a $7.4-million hit to its funds final June, Ann Arbor Public Faculties now tasks to shut out this 12 months within the black.
AAPS anticipates closing out the 2020-21 funds with a surplus of greater than $449,000, however is projecting a lack of $9.06 million in state funding in 2021-22 largely as a consequence of an anticipated enrollment decline that has the district budgeting for a $6.7 million hit to its fund stability within the coming 12 months.
Ann Arbor Public Faculties will supply before- and after-school programming for some college students at 5 places by its Rec & Ed division, with the aim of increasing to different places relying on staffing.
A message despatched to households at AAPS’ Abbot Elementary Tuesday, June 22, famous the before- and after-school program is “considerably totally different” from the earlier Faculty Age Youngster Care program the district introduced it was discontinuing, citing staffing shortages and considerations over having massive teams of kids congregating collectively in a single house as a consequence of COVID-19.
Following the portray of a number of new public artwork murals within the final 12 months, the west aspect of downtown Ann Arbor is present process a rebranding.
Colourful banners now grasp from new mild poles alongside either side of First Road, between William and Ann streets, designating the world as Ann Arbor’s Artistic District.
Because the final of the statewide mandates requiring Michigan residents to put on masks indoors are rolled again, many downtown Ann Arbor companies are persevering with their masks insurance policies – a minimum of for unvaccinated prospects.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer introduced Thursday, June 17, that the state would raise the indoor masks mandate and capability limitations Tuesday, June 22, a full week earlier than the originally-planned date of July 1. Michigan is without doubt one of the remaining 5 states within the U.S. to finish its COVID-19 enterprise restrictions, per the New York Instances.