Ann Arbor City Council meetings are now simulcast online, which is handy if you don't get local CTN cable service. This link
goes to an experimental setup which also tracks the Twitter #aacitycouncil tag.
The CTN Meetingplace page now hosts the current broadcast (both live and delayed) for CTN Channel 16. Meetings are held the first and third Monday nights of the month starting at 7:00 p.m., unless they aren't for some reason like a holiday. There is a meeting today, May 23, 2011, which is a continuation of budget-related issues that were left unresolved at the May 16, 2011 meeting.
See Legistar at
for the calendar and agenda.
NOTE: Agendas can and do change up until the last moment, and it's impossible to know ahead of time whether your topic of burning interest will be addressed at any given meeting. Watching online, and ensuring that you have a person who is tracking your issue close enough to city hall to get to council chambers, can be an alternative to sitting in the pews every other Monday.