At the Ann Arbor city council’s May 20, 2013 meeting, the controversial site plan for 413 E. Huron will likely be reconsidered and re-voted because of a technical detail in the resolution previously approved by the council on May 13, 2013. The resolution approved by the council on a 6-5 vote did not specify the correct date on the set of plans that the developer had submitted. [.pdf of May 20, 2013 staff memo explaining the issue]
The parliamentary procedure the council would need to use is to move for reconsideration. It’s only a member of the prevailing side – one of the six who voted in favor – who can move for reconsideration. Moving for reconsideration of a vote at the next regular meeting following the initial vote does not require more than a six-vote majority. The council is likely to treat the exercise as a formality and not as an opportunity to re-open the debate on the issue.