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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.  


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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.


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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.

 

 

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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. 


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

 


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


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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.


Ypsilanti Police To Discuss Community Relations Monday

Jan 11, 2016
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The Ypsilanti Police Department and the Black Lives Matter Joint Task Force meets tonight and officials want the public to attend.


Water & Sewer Rate Hike Approved In Ypsilanti

Aug 19, 2015

Ypsilanti residents will see an increase to their water bills beginning in October. 

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Ypsilanti City Council is back to full strength. 


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Ypsilanti City Council has approved spending about $55,000 to buy 15 body-worn cameras for the police department.  The money will also pay for an upgrade to the department's in-car video system.


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Ypsilanti City Council Tuesday night will consider paying for body-worn cameras for the police department.

 

Chief Tony DiGiusti is asking for $54,634 to not only pay for 15 body-worn cameras, but to upgrade the department's in-car video system. 

City Council will also consider transferring ownership of two parcels of land to the Ypsilanti Housing Commission to be used in part as offices where low-income residents can have access to the Internet and Family Empowerment Program counselors.

Three File For Ward Two Appointment

Dec 1, 2014
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Three people filed paperwork by Monday's 5 p.m. deadline to be considered for appointment to Ypsilanti's vacant Ward two City Council seat.

 

Council member Susan Moeller resigned to spend more time with elderly family members. 

Beth Bashert, Gail Wolkoff and Anne Brown will now be interviewed by City Council at a special meeting on December 9. 

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