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Ypsilanti Budget

Jorge Avellan

Late Tuesday night, Ypsilanti City Council approved a $14 million budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. 

 


City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti City Council members will vote later today on the city’s budget for the next fiscal year.


Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti City Manager Ralph Lange wants to bolster the city's police and fire ranks, and dedicate more of his time to economic development.

Those needs are reflected in the two-year city budget Lange has presented to City Council which, having concluded a pair of budget sessions, will now fine-tune the spending plan. 

Lange wants to give his assistant some of his duties - along with a $10,000 pay raise - and spend $55,000 to hire another city planner so that he and planner Teresa Gillotti can focus on economic development. 

Ypsilanti City Council held a budget session Tuesday night. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the talk centered on Water Street and the Police and Fire budgets.