At its Dec. 6, 2010 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council approved a $39,000 revision to the current FY 2011 budget to allow for the purchase of refurbished furniture for the 15th District Court, which will be housed in the new municipal center that is nearing completion next to city hall, at Fifth and Huron. The initial request had been postponed at the council’s Oct. 18 meeting, when councilmembers had closely questioned the court administrator, Keith Zeisloft, over a request for up to $160,000 worth of furniture. The council again delayed action at its Nov. 4 meeting. At its Nov. 15 meeting, the council approved a $36,000 request for purchase of new furniture. At the Dec. 6 meeting, the $39,000 was authorized for additional, refurbished furniture.
This brief was filed from city council chambers. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow: [link]