Ypsilanti City Council

Ypsilanti City Council
8:47 am
Wed April 10, 2013

City Clears Another Hurdle for DTE Solar Array

Ypsilanti's city council has approved easements and a 20 year lease for the site the city hopes DTE Energy will choose to construct a large solar panel array.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Local News
7:12 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Group Suggests 1,000 Solar Roofs In Ypsilanti By 2020

Solar panels on the roof of the Ypsi Food Co-Op
Credit Bob Eccles

A new report says Ypsilanti could benefit both environmentally and financially from becoming a “solar destination”, and recommends the city set the goal of having solar panels installed on 1,000 city roofs by the year 2020. 

Environment Michigan says the city would benefit from revenue from permits that would be required to install solar panels. 

The group says a study in California showed solar panels added $20-thousand to the value of a home. 

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Ypsilanti
2:22 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium Proposed in Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson
Credit Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson thinks it's time for a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. 

Talks are underway which could lead to a new dispensary on the east side of South Huron street, just north of I-94.  Richardson says the city doesn't need another dispensary.

Richardson says Ypsilanti Township limits medical marijuana dispensaries, and the city should, too.  She has not made an official proposal to limit the number of dispensaries in the city, but she appears to have support from at least two of her colleagues on city council. 

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Ypsilanti City Council
12:56 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Council Delays Family Dollar Plan for Water Street

Ypsilanti's city council has put off a decision on a purchase agreement that would have a Family Dollar store built on the northeast corner of the Water Street redevelopment area.  The delay is due, in part,  to the city's master plan update.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti
9:38 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Schreiber Delivers State-of-the-City Address

Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber gives his State-of-the-City speech
Credit Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber gave his state-of-the-city address Tuesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles. 

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Ypsilanti City Council
10:54 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Council Considers Street Lighting Assessment

Ypsilanti's city council held a work session Tuesday night to discuss a possible special assessment for street lights.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
9:38 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Council Members Appointed to Collaboration Committee

New committee formed between local government's and Eastern Michigan University should provide a pathway for more efficient collaborations.
Credit Creative Commons- giveawayboy

The city of Ypsilanti will be represented on a committee created to make collaboration between the city, Ypsilanti Township, and Eastern Michigan University more efficient.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
9:41 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Council Backs More Urban Gardening in Ypsilanti

Disagreement Tuesday night over the issue of hoop houses and greenhouses nearly scuttled legislation before Ypsilanti's city council designed to expand urban gardening opportunities.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
9:05 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Ypsi Backs Withdrawal from Regional Transit Authority

Ypsilanti's city council has approved a resolution supporting Ann Arbor's efforts to have Washtenaw County excluded from the regional transit authority for southeast Michigan.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Business
8:47 am
Wed January 23, 2013

City Approves Sidetrack Tax Abatement

Exterior of Sidetrack

Ypsilanti's city council has approved a tax break to help with renovation and expansion of the Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Depot Town.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles. 

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Ypsilanti City Council
10:04 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Benefits Reduced for New Hires in Ypsilanti

A resolution adopted Tuesday night by Ypsilanti's city council reduces benefits new city hires will receive compared to current workers.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
10:26 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Council Sets Goals for 2013

Ypsilanti City Manager Ralph Lange (l) and Mayor Paul Schreiber
Credit Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti's city council has set its list of priorities for 2013.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has details on council's goal-setting session.

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Ypsilanti City Council
9:33 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Ypsilanti Stays with Chamber of Commerce

Council members Susan Moeller and Brian Robb joined Pete Murdock in voting to leave chamber.
Credit Bob Eccles

The city of Ypsilanti will maintain its membership in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce.  A resolution to withdraw form the organization was defeated Tuesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
9:23 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Mayor Has Year-End "Wish List" for Council

Ypsilanti's Mayor has a few things he'd like to see city council accomplish before the year ends.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
9:08 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Ypsilanti Goes After Solar Power Generation Project

Ypsilanti's city council has taken the first step toward hopefully landing a four million dollar solar power generation project.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
8:55 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Ypsilanti Mayor's Year-End Wish List

Ypsilanti's Mayor has a few things he's like to see city council accomplish before the end of the year.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti City Council
11:41 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Family Dollar Store May Be Headed for Ypsilanti's Water Street Area

Ypsilanti's city council has approved a letter of intent with a developer who'd like to build a Family Dollar store on the city's Water Street property.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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News
11:03 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Ypsi City Council Approves First Reading of Water and Sewer Rate Hike Measures.

YCUA interim Director Jeff Castro addresses Ypsilanti City Council.
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti City Council is halfway toward approving higher water and sewer rates in the city.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

News
12:23 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Housing Commission recovery plan approved by Ypsilanti City Council

Ypsilanti Housing Commission interim Executive Director Eric Temple answers questions from city council.
Bob Eccles

A recovery plan for the troubled Ypsilanti Housing Commission has been approved by city council.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

News
12:17 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Ypsilanti City Council approves agreement with Friends of the Rutherford Pool

Friends of the Rutherford Pool Chair John Weiss addresses Ypsilanti city council.
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti city council last night approved an agreement that covers the re-building and operation of the Rutherford Pool.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

News
11:17 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Ypsilanti City Councilmembers walk out in protest.

Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson
Bob Eccles

Two members of Ypsilanti City Council walked out of last night's meeting to protest the Mayor's refusal to fire the city's Housing Commission members.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

News
8:47 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Ypsilanti Housing Commission "Essentially Fired"

Ypsilanti City Councilmember Pete Murdock.
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti City Council has decided to essentially fire the city's housing commission. WEMU's Bob Eccles has more on the action taken by council Tuesday night.

News
3:30 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Ypsilanti Primary Election Results

INCUMBENT LOIS RICHARDSON HELD OFF CHALLENGERS STEVE PIERCE AND TYRONE BRIDGES TO KEEP HER FIRST WARD SEAT ON YPSILANTI CITY COUNCIL.  RICHARDSON GATHERED JUST OVER FIFTY PERCENT OF FIRST WARD VOTES. 

INCUMBENT PETE MURDOCK EASILY FENDED OFF CHALLENGERS TED WINDISH AND MIKE ELLER TO RETAIN HIS THIRD WARD SEAT ON CITY COUNCIL.

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