Ypsilanti City Council Shortens Meeting Over Coronavirus Concerns

Mar 17, 2020

Credit City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti's city council is moving forward with its Tuesday, March 17 meeting, but it's taking extra safety precautions due to the coronavirus.

City council and staff will be sitting at least 6 feet apart from each other, and the council chamber will be disinfected.

Mayor Beth Bashert says they will also be shortening the agenda.

"We're only going to do two time sensitive issues, that are on the agenda,” Mayor Bashert says.  “One is related to the bridge work that's going on over I-94, and the other one is related to the Rutherford Pool."

Mayor Bashert says they will also be streaming the meeting and encouraging people to submit public comments via e-mail, so they do not have to attend in person.

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