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#OTGYpsi: New Community Benefits Ordinance To Take Effect

Sep 26, 2018

Desirae Simmons at Hyperion Coffee
Credit Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Last year, Ypsilanti City Council met to discuss the International Village development project, and residents were looking to have a say in the situation.  In time, the council passed a community benefits ordinance, or CBO, that would allow public input on such developments.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg talk to Desirae Simmons, who represents REDY, the group that helped make this ordinance possible.


Resources:

Concentrate Ann Arbor

Brianna Kelly's Feature Article: Ypsi adopts community benefits ordinance, bolstering residents' roles in development process

Brianna Kelly's Previous Feature Article: New citizen-led coalition seeks to give all Ypsi residents a voice in future development

Rising for Economic Democracy in Ypsilanti (REDY)

Ypsilanti City Council Meeting Agenda: September 11, 2018

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— Patrick Campion is the WEMU Program Director.  You can contact Patrick at 734.487.3363, on twitter @WEMUPC, or email him at pcampion@emich.edu