Ypsilanti City Council Approves Same-Sex Marriage Resolution, Park Improvements

Apr 2, 2014

Ypsilanti City Council Tuesday night adopted a resolution asking the state to withdraw its appeal of the federal court ruling that says Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

The vote was six to one, with  Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson voting "no", arguing that the issue should be allowed to finish its journey through the court system.

The resolution will be forwarded to Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette.

City Council also approved improvements at two city parks requested by council members Brian Robb and Pete Murdock.

Improvements at Prospect Park:

  • Upgrade two junior-size basketball posts to regulation size posts
  • Install four new basketball hoops and backboards

Improvements at Charles Street Tot Lot:

  • New play swings
  • New climber and ground anchor
  • New fall base materials

Improvements at Prospect Park are expected to cost $5,000, while the Charles Street Tot Lot improvements will cost $10,500.