mayor's initiatives, he'll find it much harder to see through projects like a new train station.
The city's future was again shaped by a tiny handful of residents. Though there are 95,312 registered voters in Ann Arbor, just 8,348 voted in the council primaries. Yet that number could have been--and often is--even worse. In odd-numbered years, when only city races are on the primary ballot, turnout dips into the low 3,000s.
[Originally published in September, 2012.]