Ricky Jefferson http://wemu.org en Ricky Jefferson Will Not Seek Re-Election To Ypsilanti City Council http://wemu.org/post/ricky-jefferson-will-not-seek-re-election-ypsilanti-city-council <p>Ypsilanti City Council member Ricky Jefferson says he will not seek re-election.</p><p></p><p>Jefferson has represented Ward One since winning election in 2010, and told WEMU news earlier this month that he was interested in another term.</p><p>In a statement to supporters, neighbors and business owners, Jefferson said he has pondered the decision for months with his wife, his Pastor and his advisors, and came to the conclusion that "this is the best decision for my family, my supporters and me."</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:08:42 +0000 Bob Eccles 44602 at http://wemu.org Ricky Jefferson Will Not Seek Re-Election To Ypsilanti City Council Ricky Jefferson, Daniel Vogt Seeking Re-Election To Ypsilanti City Council http://wemu.org/post/ricky-jefferson-daniel-vogt-seeking-re-election-ypsilanti-city-council <p>The terms of three Ypsilanti city council members expire in November, and at least two of them are seeking re-election.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Ricky Jefferson represents the city's first ward, and he tells WEMU news he'd like another term in office.</p><p></p><p>Daniel Vogt represents ward two. He says he'll file for re-election soon.</p><p></p><p>Council member Brian Robb's term also ends in November. He hasn't indicated whether he'll seek re-election.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:32:34 +0000 Bob Eccles 44016 at http://wemu.org Ricky Jefferson, Daniel Vogt Seeking Re-Election To Ypsilanti City Council Ypsilanti Moves Forward With Plan to Limit Medical Marijuana Facilities http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-moves-forward-plan-limit-medical-marijuana-facilities <p>In the City of Ypsilanti, there are currently six medical marijuana dispensaries and one grow-operation. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, City Council is moving forward with a plan to officially limit the number of these kinds of facilities.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:27:48 +0000 Bob Eccles 32300 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Moves Forward With Plan to Limit Medical Marijuana Facilities Medical Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium Fails in Ypsilanti http://wemu.org/post/medical-marijuana-dispensary-moratorium-fails-ypsilanti <p>It was a split vote, but Ypsilanti City Council has turned away a proposal to put a hold on any new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the 1st Ward Representatives on council failed to get passed their requested emergency moratorium on new licenses for such facilities.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:21:56 +0000 Bob Eccles 30398 at http://wemu.org Medical Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium Fails in Ypsilanti