Ypsilanti City Council votes to make it illegal to discriminate someone based on prior misdemeanor convictions
Ypsilanti’s Discrimination Ordinance now prevents “actual or perceived” discrimination based on someone’s prior misdemeanor and felony convictions. Victims of discrimination may file a lawsuit against anyone who violates the ordinance. Those who violate the ordinance may be subject to fines and state and federal law.
Ypsilanti Township is prepared to count the thousands of its resident's absentee ballots on Election Day
With the passage of Senate Bill 757 and the township acquiring five more ballot scanners, Ypislanti Township Clerk Karen Lovejoy Roe believes the township is ready to count the more than 20,000 absentee ballots it expects.
In a bid to save local restaurants Ypsilanti City Council votes to allow extension of sidewalk permits
With winter approaching, Ypsilanti City Council unanimously voted to extend sidewalk permits to qualifying restaurants in the city. The vote on Tuesday gives restaurants a chance to come up with creative ways to provide comfortable outdoor seating for their patrons.
Eastern Michigan University alumnus Eric Sturgis has announced that he is running as a write-in candidate for Ann Arbor City Council, in order to represent Ann Arbor’s First Ward. The announcement was made less than a month before the November general election. Sturgis’ opponent in the race is Lisa Disch.
With the Michigan Supreme Court striking down Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 executive orders, the Ypsilanti City Council’s virtual meetings may now violate the Open Meetings Act. Violating the Open Meetings Act can result in being found guilty of a misdemeanor, and the Ypsilanti City Council could be found personally liable and charged $500 for a single meeting.
With challenges due to COVID-19 and changes to Postal Service, voting may look a lot different. This is what Ypsilanti voters need to know.
The Criminal Justice Listening Tour hosted a stop Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Parkridge Park in Ypsilanti. The tour has been organized by the nominee for Washtenaw County prosecutor, Eli Savit, who his invited colleagues to speak alongside him.
The Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees voted down two options to purchase addition ballot scanners to count the absentee ballots for the upcoming general election.
Ypsilanti City Council discussed marijuana retailers, a budget increase for the November general election, police training, and a rise in the water and sewage bill for city residents, during their Sept. 1 meeting.