Eastern Michigan University continued negotiating last week with two of its eight labor unions: the EMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors which is representing faculty members, and the clerical staff UAW 1975 union. The university already reached an agreement with the police officers’ union on June 26.
Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents adopted a 2012-13 budget June 19 that includes a general fund operating budget of $290.6 million, an auxiliary activities operating budget of $42.1 million and a capital budget of $21.7 million. The board also received a three year capital plan.
Jesse Thomason, manager of the Crossroads Bar and Grill in Ypsilanti, stood before the Ypsilanti City Council on Tuesday evening, May 15.
Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin introduced the first of three April public forums on EMU’s strategic planning process at 2 p.m.
Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber gave his State of the City address at the Ypsilanti City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.
The first of five candidates for Eastern Michigan University Police Department Chief of Police was interviewed in a public forum at 2 p.m.
Eastern Michigan University has moved into the final phases of the process to fill the vacancy created in December by the death of Chief of Police and Executive Director of Public Safety Gregory O’Dell.
Tuesday night the Ypsilanti City Council adopted a plan to place a five-year financial plan implementation schedule before the public and put proposals for a city income tax and a Water Street debt millage before the voters.
[Part 1 of this series described EMU’s two major public transportation efforts: free shuttle bus service that EMU buys from the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA), and subsidized monthly passes for AATA’s regular routes.
The need for more parking is a frequent demand in automobile-dependent Southeast Michigan. Last year, newly elected Student Government President Jelani McGadney and Vice President Jeffrey Chicoine took a fresh approach to this demand: to offer EMU students, faculty and staff the chance to buy a discounted Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) bus pass.