Fire Protection Grant Level Clarified

In reporting the comments of city administrator Roger Fraser made at a recent city council meeting, we inaccurately attributed to Fraser a statement that the state budget proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder would eliminate the state’s fire protection grant program.

The grants, which Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget would reduce by 15% (not eliminate completely), are meant to cover fire protection costs incurred by communities to provide fire protection for public institutions located in those communities.

The $165,000 amount that Fraser reported would be lost by the city of Ann Arbor under the governor’s proposal is 15% of the roughly $1.1 million annually the state has provided the city of Ann Arbor in the last few years under the program. We acknowledge the error here, and have made a correction in the original article.

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