At Ann Arbor city council’s recent budget retreat, during a priority-setting exercise in which councilmembers went around the table naming a top priority for them in the coming year, Leigh Greden said he wanted to see a thorough assessment of the possibility of a city income tax. Councilmember Stephen Rapundalo had made a request at the Jan. 5 city council meeting that staff dust off the 2004 income tax study and begin to update it with current information. Tom Crawford, chief financial officer for the city of Ann Arbor, has now disseminated the 2004 Ann Arbor city income tax study [2.5 MB .pdf].
Although the data is five years old, the 2004 study will be useful to Chronicle readers who would like to familiarize themselves with the relevant concepts involved. Because of the multiple charts and graphs presented in landscape orientation, readers might find on-screen viewing somewhat cumbersome and should consider printing out selected portions.