Civil and social justice issues are expected to be included in goals and objectives Ypsilanti’s City Council is beginning to prepare for the fiscal year 2021/2022.
City Council Member Steve Wilcoxen from the second ward says affordable housing, community policing, and climate change are among the topics the council wants to start setting goals for later this month. But Wilcoxen believes that in order to increase resident participation to help achieve those goals, the city needs to hire a communications director who will inform residents about city projects.
Council Member Steve Wilcoxen: Because every time we do something, it is a common complaint that there is not enough public input. And we do our best to announce things.
Wilcoxen says the city would also like to set a goal to fill all vacant spots available on city commissions, like the Human Relations Commission, to better address social justice complaints filed by residents. For information on goal sessions city council will hold on January 12th and 19th, click here.
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