Ann Arbor Council Approves Couch Ban

At its Sept. 20, 2010 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council voted unanimously to enact a change to the city’s nuisance code that will prohibit the placement of upholstered furniture in outdoor locations like porches, if the furniture is not designed for outdoors. At its previous meeting on Sept 7, the council had postponed consideration of the ordinance, citing an interest in better informing the student community about the change, and hoping to get “buy in” from students supporting the ordinance change.

This brief was filed from city council chambers. A more detailed report on the meeting will follow: [link]