Re-elect Christopher Taylor Democrat for Mayor Ann Arbor record resolutions voting
Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor Re-elect democrat primary August 7

Most matters before Council, particularly those that address basic services and ordinary business, come directly from staff. Councilmembers and Mayor, however, occasionally sponsor resolutions on more specific matters. Please see below some of the highlights and Council resolutions that

I’ve sponsored during the

past four years.  Unless otherwise indicated, the resolution PASSED.

Working together, we’ve improved basic services:

  • Affirmed AA+ bond rating; strong fund balance

  • Intervened in 1,4-Dioxane lawsuit to protect drinking water

  • Increased annual road spending $4M+ annually (2015 v. 2017)

  • Improved pedestrian safety by investing in crosswalk improvements, new lights, and sidewalks

  • Improved stormwater systems to reduce neighborhood flooding

  • Required developers to improve public infrastructure

Working together, we’ve enhanced quality of life:

  • Secured $2.2M+/year for affordable housing, pedestrian  safety, and climate action

  • Planted 1000’s of street trees and implemented a regular pruning cycle

  • Committed to power municipal operations with 100% renewable energy by 2035

  • Improved our LGBTQ municipal equity score 77 to 100+

  • Built a beautiful universal access playground in Gallup Park

  • Passed architectural guidelines to preserve downtown character

  • Adopted Welcoming Cities legislation to support and defend our immigrant and refugee neighbors

  • Signed the Cities Open Internet Pledge to protect Net Neutrality


  • Resolution Creating an Advisory Task Force to Make Recommendations Regarding the Roles and Responsibilities of a Community Policing Commission

  • Resolution Authorizing the City of Ann Arbor to Seek Permission from the Michigan Supreme Court to file an Amicus Brief in Michigan Gun Owners, Inc vs. Ann Arbor Public Schools

  • Resolution Opposing the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 and the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

  • Resolution to Amend the Budget and Appropriate Funds Not to Exceed $4,200,000.00 from the General Fund Balance to Effect the City’s Ownership of 320 South Fifth Avenue [Did Not Pass]

  • Resolution in Support of Legislation Reinstating State Historic Preservation Tax Credits: Senate Bill 469 and House Bill 5178

  • Resolution to Direct the City Administrator and City Attorney to Prepare an Ordinance Amendment that Limits the Number of Medical Marijuana Facilities within the City and to Impose a Temporary Moratorium On the Issuance of Provisioning Center Permits With Exceptions

  • Resolution of Intent Regarding 350 South Fifth Avenue (explore public purpose and affordable housing for Y-Lot)

  • Resolution to Pledge and Take Actions in Support of Net Neutrality


  • Resolution to Request Planning Staff and City Planning Commission Evaluate Regulations to Encourage Active Street-Level uses on Downtown Shopping Streets

  • An Ordinance to Amend the Code of the City of Ann Arbor by Adding a New Chapter Which New Chapter Shall be Designated as Chapter 120 (Solicitation of Immigrant Status) of Title IX of Said Code (Ann Arbor does not ask or record immigration status)

  • Resolution to Approve an Easement Agreement for the Regional Detention Basin at 2250 Ann Arbor-Saline Road (storm water improvement)

  • Resolution to Impose a Temporary Moratorium on Ground Mounted Solar Panels and Arrays in the Front Open Space in Residential and Parking Zoning Districts

  • Resolution Reaffirming City Council’s Position on Immigration Enforcement in the City of Ann Arbor

  • Resolution Authorizing A Commitment to Pursue Community Solar Options that are compatible with the City Council “Resolution Authorizing a Commitment to Making the City of Ann Arbor a Solar Ready Community”

  • Resolution to Adopt City Policy on Solar Power Generation and Energy Efficiency in City-Owned Facilities

  • Resolution of Intent Regarding Potential Washtenaw County Millage to Support Community Mental Health Department, County Sheriff Operations, and Policing Jurisdictions Rebate (use Fairness Rebate 20/40/40 for Pedestrian Safety, Affordable Housing, Climate Action, passed in advance of vote)

  • Resolution Authorizing the City of Ann Arbor to be Listed as a Supporting Municipality in an Amicus Brief to be filed with the United States Supreme Court in State of Hawaii and Ismail Elshikh vs. Donald J. Trump, et al.

  • Resolution to Urge Congress to Take to Immediate Action to Protect Deferred Action for Child Arrivals Program

  • Recognition of Ann Arbor Firefighters as part of Michigan’s Urban Search and Rescue Team (Michigan Task Force-1) to assist with rescue efforts related to Hurricane Irma from September 10 through September 14, 2017: Captain James Budd, Lieutenant Allen Bruck, and Firefighter Bryce McAllister

  • Resolution to Support Ann Arbor STEAM at Northside School Application for Safe Routes to School Funding

  • Resolution to Extend the Temporary Moratorium on Ground Mounted Solar Panels and Arrays in the Front Open Space in Residential and Parking Zoning Districts

  • Resolution in Support of Additional Pedestrian Safety Improvements at Huron High School Including Street Lighting, Consistent Traffic Enforcement and Assignment of Crossing Guards

  • Resolution Committing the City of Ann Arbor to Using 100% Clean and Renewable Energy for City Operations by 2035

  • A Resolution Recognizing City Staff Responding to the Water Supply Ruptured Line Repairs of November 18-22, 2017

  • Resolution to Authorize Payments to Unum Life Insurance Company of America and to Renew Motion to Reconsider the December 4, 2017 Vote to Postpone First Reading of the Inglis House Historic District Ordinance to January 8, 2018

  • Resolution Authorizing the City Clerk to sign “Attestation E” for Existing Medical Marijuana Facilities to Continue to Operate Temporarily Without a State License

  • Resolution requesting Staff Review of Mobility in the Lowertown Area (explore traffic improvement study)


  • Resolution to Encourage Support to Fund the Fire Protection Grant Program

  • Resolution in Support for the Promulgation of 201 Cleanup Standards (to strengthen 1,4 Dioxane standards)

  • Resolution Directing the City Administrator to Prepare a Resolution to Approve Ballot Language to Approve Street and Sidewalk Millage

  • Resolution Authorizing the City of Ann Arbor to be Listed as a Supporting Municipality in an Amicus Brief to be filed with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in State of West Virginia, et al. vs. U.S. EPA et al.

  • Proclamation for April 4th, 2016: National Service Recognition Day

  • Resolution of Intent on the Use and Administration of the Street, Bridge, and Sidewalk Millage Funds (promote safety for all road users)

  • Resolution in Support of the Recommendations of the Washtenaw County Road Commission (increase road funding)

  • Resolution Supporting the Proposed Michigan State Board of Education Guidelines on Learning Environments for LGBTQ Students

  • Motion to Reconsider the April 18, 2016 Vote that Defeated the Resolution to Authorize Professional Services Agreements with ROWE Professional Services Company for the Morehead- Delaware Pedestrian Bridge Project (initial bid too expense; reconsidered to stay within budget and meet neighborhood goals)

  • Resolution Opposing Oil Transport through the Enbridge Energy Line 5 Pipeline

  • Resolution Designating Ann Arbor, Michigan a BEE CITY USA

  • Resolution Affirming the City of A2’s Participation in the Welcoming Communities Campaign An Ordinance to Add a New Section 9:328a, to Amend Sections 9:328, 9:329 and 9:333 and to Repeal Sections 9:330, 9:331, and 9:332 of Chapter 118, Tobacco Regulation of Title IX of the Code of the City of A2 (increase minimum purchase age to 21)

  • Resolution Directing the City Administrator to Review Traffic Calming, Speed Limits, and Design Speed for Road Reconstructions (accelerate responsiveness to neighborhood initiatives)

  • Resolution in Support of the Regional Transit Authority Ballot Proposal

  • Resolution Supporting and Authorizing Comments to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Regarding Proposed Part 201 Generic Cleanup Criteria (continued advocacy for stronger 1,4 Dioxane standards)

  • Resolution to Prioritize the Installation of Streetlights at the Fuller Road Crosswalk at Huron High School and the Entrance to Gallup Park and to Evaluate Pedestrian Crosswalk Locations Near Ann Arbor Schools and Identify Where Lighting or Other Crosswalk Improvements May Be Appropriate

  • Resolution Regarding Efforts Relative to the Gelman 1,4- Dioxane Plume Litigation (participate in litigation against the polluter in partnership with Washtenaw County and Huron River Watershed Council)

  • An Ordinance to Discontinue the Taxicab Board and Establish a Transportation Commission by Repealing and Replacing Section 1:207 of Chapter 8 of Title I and Amending Chapter 85 of Title VII of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (recognizing the market shift from taxi to Uber/Lyft)

  • Resolution Directing City Administrator to Develop New Administrative Policies Regarding Prevailing Wage Requirements (Increase vendor prevailing wage compliance to protect workers)


  • Resolution to Approve a License Agreement with DTE Energy to Construct a Solar Installation and the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport (Installation blocked by Scio Township)

  • Resolution Authorizing the City of Ann Arbor to be Listed as a Supporting Municipality in an Amicus Brief to be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in April DeBoer, et. al, vs. Rick Snyder Governor of Michigan, et. al

  • Resolution in Support of Municipal Intervention in DTE Electric Company Rate Case U-17767

  • An Ordinance to Amend Sections 5:507 and 5:508 of Chapter 61 (Permitted and Prohibited Signs of Title V of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor) (reduce digital billboards)

  • Resolution against the Elimination of Local Governments’ Authority to Raise Local Labor Market Standards above State Minimums (protect prevailing wage)

  • Resolution Establish Fee for Marriages Solemnized by the Mayor of the City of Ann Arbor (Setting fee to $0 for everyone to celebrate Marriage Equality)

  • Proclamation Recommitting to Full Implementation for the American with Disabilities Act

  • Resolution to Accept the Recommendations of the Pedestrian Safety and Access Task Force

  • Resolution authorizing Membership in a Commitment to Washtenaw Health Initiative Charter 2015 statement of Commitment and Appropriation of Membership Fee


  • Resolution to Urge the Termination of Efforts to Appeal United States District Court’s Findings of facts and Conclusions of Law in the Case of DeBoer vs. Snyder (Protest Bill Schuette’s fight against Marriage Equality)

  • Resolution to Establish a Policy for the Distribution of Proceeds from the Sale of the Development Rights on 319 South Fifth Ave. (the Library Lot) (Dedicate $5M to Affordable Housing Fund)

  • Resolution Authorizing the City of Ann Arbor to be Listed as a Supporting Municipality in an Amicus Brief to be filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in DeBoer vs. Snyder and Schuette

  • Resolution Opposing Oil Exploration and Drilling in Scio Township, Michigan

  • Resolution to Approve a 5 year partnership agreement with Community Action Network for Operation of Bryant and Northside Community Centers (Not to Exceed $130,000.00/per year)

  • Resolution to Direct the City Administrator to Negotiate One or More Operating Agreements with Transportation Network Companies (Encourage Uber Inspections and Driver Background Checks)

  • Resolution to Accept and Allocate Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office Michigan Veterans Treatment Court Program Grant and Approve Contract Amendment

  • Resolution in Support of the Recommendation of the Washtenaw County Roads Funding Committee (increase road funding)

  • An Ordinance to Amend the Code of the City of A2 by Repeal of Chapter 112, Non-Discrimination of Title IX by adding a new Chapter 112, Non-Discrimination, of Title IX of said Code (Expand Human Rights Ordinance to prevent transgender and gender identity/expression discrimination)

  • Resolution Calling on the Michigan Legislature to Ban Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Without Further Delay

  • Resolution Authorizing the City Administrator to Allocate up to $89,318.00 for the 2014-2015 Winter Emergency Shelter and Warming Center

  • Resolution to Approve a Contract with L3 Mobile-Vision, Inc. for Upgrades to Police In-Car Video Camera Systems . . . and Body Worn Cameras and Appropriate the Necessary Funding for Acquisition and Installation from the Federal Equitable Sharing Fund