Stories indexed with the term ‘city of Ann Arbor website’

Ann Arbor Provides Online Rain Gauge Data

The city of Ann Arbor announced in a press release on Feb. 29, 2012 that a new page on the city’s website provides rain gauge data for three locations in the city: Barton Pond, Jackson Road and South Industrial Highway. The user interface allows visitors to the page to chart rainfall measured by 15-minute increments or by day at least back to Nov. 24, 2009. Data on the page is current as of 7 a.m. the previous morning.

For the Barton Pond gauge, the March 2 rain measured 0.45 inches. The Jackson Road and South Industrial Highway locations recorded 0.28 inches and 0.49 inches, respectively.

The city’s webpage also allows users to download data in files that contain comma-separated values. Based on … [Full Story]

Wiki Wednesday: Boards and Commissions

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It’s Wiki Wednesday again, an occasional series in which The Chronicle reminds readers of the online encyclopedia, ArborWiki, to which they can contribute their knowledge of the community. On Wiki Wednesdays we try to offer a clear path for contribution to ArborWiki.

This week we focus on city boards and commissions.

A standard criticism sometimes heard about Ann Arbor’s city government is that it does not include adequate input from citizens. A standard response to that criticism is to point towards the more than two dozen boards and commissions in the city’s organization on which over 200 citizens serve. But who are the people who serve on those boards and commissions? How long have they served? When do their appointments expire? What boards and commissions exist? For a given person on a given board, on which other boards, if any, do they serve? [Full Story]