Ypsilanti Voters Will See Two City Proposals On November Ballot

Oct 29, 2020

Ypsilanti voters will see two city proposals on next week’s general election ballot.  

Proposal A asks voters to amend the city charter to expand nomination powers for the city’s Board of Ethics from just the mayor to the mayor and two city council members.  Proposal B suggests the same action but for boards and commissions in general.  City Clerk Andrew Hellenga names some of those boards and commissions.

City Clerk Andrew Hellenga: The planning commission, the historic district commission, the police advisory commission, the humans relations commission, the zoning board of appeals.

Hellenga says the city’s human relations commission presented both proposals to city council to allow council members to have more of an influence on who gets nominated.  City council as a whole appoints members to the boards and commissions.

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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