Pete Murdock http://wemu.org en Mayoral Forum Draws Crowd To Downtown Ypsilanti Library Branch http://wemu.org/post/mayoral-forum-draws-crowd-downtown-ypsilanti-library-branch <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gsG-EAFqlkM?list=UUqwCCwrwDVyUvsOxXkKLDOg" width="560"></iframe></p><p>The three Ypsilanti mayoral candidates addressed a packed house Monday night at the downtown library branch.</p><p></p><p>Among the questions the candidates addressed at the public forum was how to tackle the Water Street debt that threatens to swamp the city's financial boat.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:20:04 +0000 Bob Eccles 49140 at http://wemu.org Mayoral Forum Draws Crowd To Downtown Ypsilanti Library Branch Ypsilanti Mayoral Forum Monday Night At Downtown Library http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-mayoral-forum-monday-night-downtown-library <p>Three Democrats are running to be Ypsilanti's next mayor, and they're all scheduled to appear at a public forum Monday night.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The gathering at the Ypsilanti District Library's downtown branch will feature community activist Tyrone Bridges, Growing Hope Executive Director Amanda Edmonds and current city council member Pete Murdock, who all want to replace Paul Schreiber as mayor.&nbsp;</p><p>Organizers say the forum is a chance for voters to hear what the candidates have to say on a variety of issues.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:16:54 +0000 Bob Eccles 49029 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Mayoral Forum Monday Night At Downtown Library Schreiber Endorses Edmonds For Ypsilanti Mayor http://wemu.org/post/schreiber-endorses-edmonds-ypsilanti-mayor <p>Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber is officially throwing his support behind Amanda Edmonds in the three-way race to replace him.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Schreiber says Edmonds "would provide business experience that Ypsilanti City Council sorely needs."&nbsp;</p><p>Edmonds is executive director of Growing Hope, and chair of the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority.&nbsp;</p><p>Schreiber says Edmonds' collaborative approach "will be a refreshing addition to City Council".&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:15:16 +0000 Bob Eccles 48206 at http://wemu.org Schreiber Endorses Edmonds For Ypsilanti Mayor Ann Arbor And Ypsilanti Mayoral Candidates Share Plans Together At Forum http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-and-ypsilanti-mayoral-candidates-share-plans-together-forum <div>Ypsilanti Mayoral candidate Amanda Edmonds believes Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and neighboring communities will succeed or fail together. &nbsp;She made these remarks Thursday at the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber's unique mayoral forum that brought together candidates for the job in both cities. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:25:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47970 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor And Ypsilanti Mayoral Candidates Share Plans Together At Forum Ypsilanti City Council Member Pete Murdock Running For Mayor http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-city-council-member-pete-murdock-running-mayor <p>Ypsilanti City Council member Pete Murdock says he's filed nominating petitions to run for Mayor.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Murdock says Ypsilanti has done a lot to "right its ship", and he'd like to help maintain that direction.<br /><br />"We've done a lot of things financially and things are looking a little better than they were four years ago, six years ago," Murdock says. "I think I have the experience and knowledge to provide that leadership."</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:04:05 +0000 Bob Eccles 44472 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti City Council Member Pete Murdock Running For Mayor Ypsilanti Mayor Joins Call For Minimum Wage Hike For City Workers And Contractors http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-mayor-joins-call-minimum-wage-hike-city-workers-and-contractors <p>Efforts to boost the minimum wage are underway at all levels of government, and now you can add Ypsilanti to the list.&nbsp; MLive.com reported this morning City Councilman Peter Murdock is planning to introduce a resolution to boost the minimum wage from the current&nbsp; $7.40 to $10.10 per hour.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:45:38 +0000 David Fair 41805 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Mayor Joins Call For Minimum Wage Hike For City Workers And Contractors Ypsilanti to Offer Benefits to Partners of City Employees http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-offer-benefits-partners-city-employees <p>Domestic partners of Ypsilanti city employees will soon have the right to the same benefits that spouses of&nbsp; of city workers enjoy. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the details in the report below.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:32:31 +0000 Bob Eccles 33326 at http://wemu.org