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Amanda Edmonds
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Ypsilanti's city council will meet tonight and discuss if they will censure Mayor Amanda Edmonds after an investigation was conducted on a controversial trip to China.
 


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City of Ypsilanti officials are still waiting for the final full report from an independent investigation into a trip to China taken by four city leaders.

Ypsilanti city manager Darwin McClary confirms he let city economic development director Beth Ernat go from her job last Thursday after receiving the investigative report.  The investigation was launched to find out how much those who went on to China knew who paid for the trip.  It now appears the $40,000 trip was paid for by a local developer hoping to build a multimillion dollar development in the city.


Lisa Barry

Since most parking on the Eastern Michigan University campus is within Ypsilanti city limits, the city council will be asked to give final approval to the privatization of university parking at tonight's meeting.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Ward 2 councilwoman Beth Bashert about the planned vote.


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Metro Times reporter Tom Perkins has been closely following the proposed international development for Ypsilanti's Water Street property.  He talks about a recent Ypsilanti City Council hearing on the controversy surrounding who paid for a trip by four city officials who recently went to China.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with Perkins about where things stand and what comes next.


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Representatives from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority met with City of Ypsilanti officials today to discuss concerns that senior citizens living at the Cross Street Village apartments have about possibly losing their affordable housing units.


Cross Street Village
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A community protest is planned for this afternoon to show support for senior citizens living at Cross Street Village in Ypsilanti.  This is an emotional situation impacting affordable housing for local seniors. 


Ypsilanti's Water Street
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Voters in Ypsilanti will have another chance to decide in August if they want to approve the Water Street Debt Millage proposal.


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The City of Ypsilanti's expanded human rights ordinance now protects immigration and gender identity.  


Ypsilanti
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Ypsilanti's city council amended its human rights ordinance to include immigration and gender identity.


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The City of Ypsilanti will start the New Year looking for ways to improve its financial crisis.


City of Ypsilanti
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The Ypsilanti City Council has called a special meeting for early next Tuesday to decide whether or not to put the Water Street millage issue before voters once again in November.


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The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area held a debate for both Democratic candidates running for the city of Ypsilanti's 3rd ward council seat.


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The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area held a debate for both democratic candidates running for the city of Ypsilanti's 2nd Ward council seat.  


Hundreds of Ypsilanti residents filled the city’s high school auditorium Monday night for a community forum on policing and violence.

 

 

Black Lives Matter
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The public is invited to a "Police-Community Relations/Black Lives Matter Task Force meeting" tonight in Ypsilanti, which had a recent change in venue. 


Ralph Lange Resigns As Ypsilanti City Manager

Jul 9, 2016
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Ypsilanti officials announced the retirement of City Manager Ralph Lange, effective August 5.

 

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Like many cities in Washtenaw County, Ypsilanti is looking to improve road safety and they're turning to speed bumps. 


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.


Ypsilanti City Council Will Vote On Budget Tuesday

Jun 20, 2016
City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti City Council members will meet tomorrow to vote on the city’s budget for next fiscal year.


Ypsilanti City Hall
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Changes to the Parkridge Community Center will be discussed at the Ypsilanti City Council meeting tonight. 


 

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Renovation of Ypsilanti's historic Freighthouse has hit some obstacles.   


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Ypsilanti City Council voted in favor of a new tax and purchase agreement with developers of the Riverwalk Commons.

 

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Ypsilanti City Council will discuss funding additional soil tests for the Water Street Redevelopment site.

Gillian Ream Gainsley
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Public transportation in Washtenaw County is growing. The AAATA is expanding service beginning in May, and increased rail service may be on the horizon.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks with Gillian Ream Gainsley, Ypsilanti representative for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, about how these transportation methods may impact the local environment.


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