City Of Ypsilanti Is One Step Closer In Filling City Council Vacancy

Nov 24, 2020

Ypsilanti’s city council is one step closer in filling the Ward 1 vacancy on council.  


Brian Jones-Chance, Ka’Ron Gaines, and Washington Osler will be interviewed by city council Tuesday night during a council meeting.  All three applied for the Ward 1 seat on council after Mayor Lois Richardson vacated that seat and became mayor when former Mayor Beth Bashert resigned from office this summer.  City Clerk Andrew Hellenga says the appointee will only serve two years instead of the full, four-year term for the position because of city charter regulations.

City Clerk Andrew Hellenga: Set appointee to hold office until the next city election, at which election such vacancy shall be filled for any balance of the original unexpired term.

The next city election will take place in 2022.  The city charter requires council to fill the vacancy by December 1st of this year.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu