11/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ann Arbor City Council Passes Porch Couch Ban

At its meeting last night, City Council unanimously passed an ordinance banning upholstered furniture on porches citywide. The ordinance -- which could fine violators up to $1,000 -- dates back to 2004, when the council indefinitely postponed voting on a similar measure.

Though the ordinance passed with complete support from the Council, students expressed opposition to the ban. Rackham student government officials at the meeting complained that the ban required more research before being passed and in a statement issued late last night, Michigan Student Assembly officials wrote that the ban does not adequately address fire safety.

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