Ann Arbor Releases Bond Memo

After the Ann Arbor city council voted on March 17, 2014 to waive attorney-client privilege on a memo written by outside bond counsel, the city of Ann Arbor has provided the document to The Chronicle in response to a request made under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act.  [.pdf of Aug. 9, 2012 Dykema memo]

The Chronicle has not yet reviewed the memo, which deals with private-use tests as applied to the Library Lane underground parking structure. The private-use limitations stem from the fact that the structure was financed with Build America Bonds. For additional background, see: “Column: Rocking Back on the Library Lot.”


  1. March 21, 2014 at 11:25 am | permalink

    Congrats, Dave!

  2. March 21, 2014 at 11:29 am | permalink

    It is odd that the memo does not have anyone’s name as author.

  3. March 21, 2014 at 11:46 am | permalink

    I find the memo oddly uninformative. It does not reference the Build America bonds or the specific structure, but instead refers broadly to the entire system. I found myself looking for the succeeding pages.