The City of Ypsilanti has a new city council member.
City Council appointed Brian Jones-Chance to Ward 1 to fill the vacancy left by Mayor Lois Richardson, who became mayor in June after former Mayor Beth Bashert resigned. Council member Jones-Chance term will end in November, but, between now and then, he wants to increase resident participation in city government and council meetings.
Council Member Brian Jones-Chance: I want to make sure that the citizens of ward 1 know when government meetings are going to happen, how to access them, how to access the agendas.
Jones-Chance, who is a local real estate broker, is also considering the possibility of running as a write-in candidate in the November general election.
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