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Monday, November 19, 2012
Voters rejected over public wages and benefits.
The rejection of the proposal
controversial repeals Public Act 4 and signals
a return to the original form of
emergency the law as it was passed in 1990
law as Public Act 72.
manager W State Rep. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann
Arbor).said there were a variety
By KATIE BURKE of reasons for the defeat of Pro-
Daily StaffReporter posal 1, including the nature of
the act and the sentiment of vot-
"No" was the word of the day ers on Election IDay.
for Michigan residents on Elec- "There were a lot of voters
tion Day, as all six of the bal- who actively opposed Proposal
lot proposals were rejected by 1 because they thought that it
voters, including the narrowly went too far in usurping the
defeated Proposal 1 - a referen- control of local elected officials
dum on the state's controversial . for state-appointed managers,"
emergency financial manager Irwin said. "I also think there
law. was an overall sentiment of 'no'
Following rejection of the in the air on Election Day."
policy - state Public Act 4, He added there has been lit-
signed by Republican Gov. Rick tle consistency in how the state
Snyder in 2011 - officials say government has dealt with com-
the government will have to munities in financial struggle,
work collaboratively to create bailing out some while appoint-
a new method of aiding strug- ing an emergency manager for
gling communities. Under the others.
act, a manager could have been Irwin said the repeal of Pub-
appointed by either the gover- lic Act 4 allows state legislators
nor or the state treasurer and to work together to come up
would have had jurisdiction See EFM, Page 2A
Senior quarterback Denard Robinson rushed for 98 yards on 13 carries in Michigan's 42-17 victory over Iowa on Saturday.
I can't be sure, but I imag- day, which for most of the last three Denard-do-things offense.
ine Denard Robinson had a comes as a games, but he wasn't going to Against Iowa, Robinson was
mischievous smirk on his face sigh of relief spend his final game in the a position-less football player.
when he walked to the middle for all the Big House watching from the On the first play, he lined up in
of the field for the coin toss on Wolverine bench. Coach Brady Hoke has the backfield and took a hand-
Saturday. fans who've stayed mum on the extent of off from junior quarterback
You have no idea what's been calling the injury, and nobody really Devin Gardner for three yards.
up my sleeve, he probably for his head knows how well Robinson can On the next play, Gardner went
thought. this season. LUKE grip the football. But passer through his reads and dumped
Not one minute of film Damage PASCH or'not, Robinson has a "God- it off to Robinson, who danced
study could have prepared the to the ulnar given ability,"-as Hoke put it, to his way forward another four
Hawkeyes for what Michi- nerve in his make defenders look like fools. yards. Later in the drive, Rob-
gan offensive coordinator Al throwing That's why Borges spent last inson lined up at quarterback
Borges put together for Satur- elbow had Robinson sidelined week inventing the just-let- See DENARD, Page 5A
ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL
policies for art
After public art
fails, city looks for
By TAYLOR WIZNER
After the failure of the city's
public arts millage on the
November ballot, the Ann Arbor
City Council will discuss two
ordinances to resolve the issue of
public art funding.
The proposal would have
eliminated restrictions on city-
funded public art and opened
funding to temporary work and
performance art, including Festi-
fools. Now that the proposal is no
longer an option, several Council
members have indicated a desire
to alter the current Percent for
Art program, which takes one
percent of funding from city con-
struction projects to fund perma-
nent public art installations.
Jane Lumm (I-Ward 2) is put-
ting forward an ordinance that
would terminate the program.
Lumm's proposal, which would
cease all funding for public arts
through the Percent for Art pro-
gram, includes revisions to the
city code that note if the program
is dismissed, public art projects
could still be funded by the city
on a case by case basis.
The ordinance modifies the
source of fundingfor maintaining
public art displays, stating that
funds can come from the city's
public arts trust "or such other
funds as the City Council may
appropriate." If the Council votes
to accept this proposal, all public
arts projects will cease by July 1,
Also, councilmembers Sabra
Briere (D-Ward 1) and Marcia
Higgins (D-Ward 4) are spon-
soring an ordinance that would
amend sections of the City Code
regarding public art.
The amendment would per-
tain to public arts sections and
would allow more freedom for
See ART, Page SA
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo speaks in Rackham Auditorium on Friday.
LIVING OFF CAMPUS
with lack of
Months after move-
in, businesses still
Almost three months after
moving into Landmark, the
newly constructed luxury high-
rise building on South University
Avenue, students are still encoun-
tering issues with ongoing con-
struction and several promised
amenities that have yet to open.
Though the hot tub, fire pit,
sun deck and barbecue grills are
completed, residents will not be
able to access the entertainment
deck until the city of Ann Arbor
approves the space. In an e-mail
sent out to residents on Oct. 2,
amenities were promised to be
ready by Oct. 3L They are now
expectedto be finishedby the end
Despite the delay on the enter-
tainment deck, all other common
areas are completed, includ-
ing the computer center, study
See LANDMARK, Page 5A
Twitter CEO, fU' alum
talks power of techonology,
Twitter to ancient
By HALEY GOLDBERG
Daily News Editor
Rather than 140 characters,
it took one, grainy photo for
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to
reveal his connection to the
"Here's proof that I actu-
ally went to Michigan. That's
my 1985 Student ID card in
the Computer Science depart-
ment," Costolo said, showing
an image of the card ina slide-
show before a crowd of about
1,000 students and faculty
members in Rackham Audito-
rium on Friday afternoon.
During the event, which
was sponsored by the School
of Information and the Ford
School of Public Policy, Cos-
tolo discussed the history of
his work on Twitter and his
experience at the University,
with many attendees tweet-
ing with the hashtag #twit-
teratumich as he spoke. After
an introduction by Dean
of Public Policy Susan Col-
lins and Information School
Dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason,
Costolo took the stage for his
presentation, which was also
streamed online by the School
of Information website.
Costolo graduated from
the University in 1985 with a
degree in computer science,
but his passion for elective
work in the School of Music,
Theatre & Dance took him to
Chicago as an aspiring stand-
up comic. Costolo's work as a
comedian showed in his lec-
ture, as he critiqued his own
speaking habits to a chorus of
See TWITTER, Page SA
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