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Ordinance to rezone part of Community Convenience Center District postponed by city council

The Ann Arbor City Council voted 9-1 to postpone a rezoning measure during their bi-monthly meeting at Larcom City Hall on Monday, Aug. 19. The ordinance would have moved .2 acres of the Community Convenience Center District to the Campus Business District. The developer requested that the vote be postponed until they could provide council […]

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Ann Arbor City Council debates road reconfiguration plans

Members of Ann Arbor’s City Council debated two plans to resurface two roads and redesign their layout at Larcom City Hall on Monday, Aug. 19. Green Road and Traverwood Drive were among the discussion as council members planned the future of the two roads. Both roads were already voted on in a previous meeting, but […]

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City of Ypsilanti awarded GFOA Certificate of Achievement at city council meeting

The City of Ypsilanti was awarded its fourth Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting at the July 2 city council meeting. It was presented on behalf of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). Whenever people want to claim that our city is badly managed, I cite often […]

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Ypsilanti medical marijuana ordinance amended by city council

The Ypsilanti City Council passed an ordinance with a 6-0 vote to amend its marijuana policy on Tuesday, July 2 at City Hall. The amendment reshaped city code by adding a provision that allows for transfer of city permits for medical marijuana facilities to new owners, if they are approved by the state. Darrell Stavros, […]

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Somerville appointed to 3rd Ward city council seat

Live blog from tonight’s meeting. YPSILANTI, Mich. – Annie Somerville, a legislative aide and former campaign manager, was appointed to city council’s 3rd Ward seat on Tuesday, June 4 at city hall. The appointment comes a week after four candidates interviewed for the position. Somerville, an Eastern Michigan University graduate, spoke on her experience living […]

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Candidates interview for 3rd Ward city council seat

YPSILANTI – Four candidates interviewed to fill the vacant 3rd Ward city council seat on Tuesday, May 28 at City Hall. They spoke before city council members and a room of concerned citizens. Each candidate answered 12 questions to get a better understanding of the decision making process that doesn’t always show in job applications. […]

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Ypsilanti City Council approves plan to improve parks

The Ypsilanti City Council approved a resolution authorizing the park improvement cost schedule at their bi-weekly meeting on Tuesday, April 16. The budget approved will provide numerous renovations to parks in Ypsilanti including Peninsular Park, Parkridge, Riverside Park and Candy Cane Park. Christopher Jacobs, director of the downtown development authority, presented the plan and took […]

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Plan to improve Ypsilanti parks approved by city council

The Ypsilanti City Council approved a resolution authorizing the park improvement cost schedule at their bi-weekly meeting on Tuesday, April 16. The budget approved will provide numerous renovations to parks in Ypsilanti including Peninsular Park, Parkridge, Riverside Park and Candy Cane Park. Christopher Jacobs, director of the downtown development authority, presented the plan and took […]

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Ypsilanti community supports Kent Hobbs at city council meeting, city manager resigns days later

Supporters for Ken Hobbs gathered at the Ypsilanti City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 5. A total of 15 members from the community spoke against the department’s decision to hire a white candidate from outside Ypsilanti rather than of Hobbs, who is Black. The meeting was met with approximately 40 or more in attendance making […]

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Live Blog: Ypsilanti City Council convenes following city manager resignation

This is a live blog for the Ypsilanti City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Posting will begin an hour before the event and updates will take place throughout the weekend. Live Blog The Rundown This meeting comes over a week after former City Manager Darwin McClary resigned. McClary faced backlash for […]

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