Park Advisory Group Postpones PROS Plan

At their Jan. 18, 2011 meeting, the Ann Arbor park advisory commission postponed action on the proposed Park and Recreation Open Space (PROS) plan. A vote on recommending approval of the plan had been on the agenda, but during a public hearing on the topic, two members of the public asked PAC to table the issue. They noted that public input is being solicited through Jan. 24, and asked that PAC delay its consideration of the PROS plan until that input had been reviewed and possibly incorporated into the draft. PAC is now expected to take a vote at its Feb. 15 meeting.

The plan is updated every five years – this version of the planning document covers 2011 through 2015. The city’s planning commission will hold a public hearing on the plan at its Feb. 1 meeting, and had been expected to vote at that same meeting. Now, the planning commission vote will also likely be pushed back to its Feb. 15 meeting. Final approval will be needed from city council – it is slated for the council’s March 6 meeting.

This brief was filed soon after adjournment of the PAC meeting at the Washtenaw County administration building. A more detailed report will follow: [link]