Category Archives: DDA

Compromise or Blackmail?






When negotiating, what is the difference between compromise and blackmail?  What is the difference between self-righteousness and righteousness?  How do these things effect the outcome of the negotiations, for the better or for the worse?  Councilmember Jack Eaton has taken … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking and Ann Arbor City Council






On  November 18, 2013, Ann Arbor City Council amended the Downtown Development Authority Ordinance for the City of Ann Arbor.  After many so–called ”compromises” these are the changes to Ordinance No. ORD-13-28 regarding the Downtown Development Authority (DDA).1 1:155. Board … Continue reading

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The Pied Piper comes a calling






At Monday night’s council meeting, we saw first hand a consequence of the Teapublican Caucus’s1 obstructionism.  It was time to face the music and pay the piper2.  This is what the take home message from the October 21, 2013 Ann Arbor … Continue reading

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Communications: Love Mail, Hate Mail, Comments, and Questions






Every now and then, I will write about the email I receive and any interactions the webpage or I get on other blogs. Feel free to contact me about any comments or concerns through the contact form on the website.  … Continue reading

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The Tiff over TIF (Tax Increment Financing)






Stephen Kunselman and Sumi Kailasapathy are leading the charge for the Ann Arbor City Council Teapublican Caucus 1 to make revisions to Chapter 7 of the city code, which is a city ordinance that governs the Ann Arbor Downtown Development … Continue reading

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