City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti officials have declared a local state of emergency.

Frog Island
Eye on Michigan / eyeonmichigan.com

Construction of accessible fishing and kayaking facilities at Ypsilanti's Frog Island could be in the works.  A grant application will be presented at this week's City Council meeting.  WEMU's Heather Irvine has more.

City of Ypsilanti

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 of Ypsilanti

As a new development project is being considered on the city-owned property known as Water Street in Ypsilanti, city council plans to use a tool it didn’t have the last time a project was proposed for the vacant site.  


City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s city council will hold a work session Tuesday night, December 8th, to discuss housing affordability strategies.  


City of Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Police Department is taking steps to improve community policing.  


Rebecca Esselman
Huron River Watershed Council / hrwc.org

After study and gathering community feedback, Ypsilanti City Council voted in 2019 in favor of removing the Peninsular Paper Dam from the Huron River.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," Huron River Watershed Council executive director Rebecca Esselman joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss progress toward that end.  Phase II of the removal project is just getting underway. 


WEMU

During Tuesday night's December 1st Ypsilanti city council meeting, council will discuss a proposed development project for the vacant, city-owned property known as Water Street.  


Parking Enforcement Resumes In Ypsilanti

Dec 1, 2020
Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU

As of this week, the City of Ypsilanti has resumed its parking enforcement program.  


City of Ypsilanti

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


Ypsilanti Offering Parking Ticket Amnesty Program

Nov 18, 2020
City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s City Council has approved an amnesty program for late fines on parking tickets issued on or before December 31st of 2018.  


City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s City Council will receive an update Tuesday night from the Huron River Watershed Council on plans to remove the Peninsular Paper Dam.  

Ann Arbor District Library Closes Due To COVID-19

Nov 16, 2020
Wikipedia

The Ann Arbor District Library will be closed during the next two weeks after library staff and family members of library employees tested positive for COVID-19.  

Desirae Simmons
Desiraé Simmons

With the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and a highly volatile election season, 2020 has been a year of discontent.  Desiraé Simmons is co-director of the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.  She says the good news is more people have become engaged and are working to take action, but it has to continue to grow.  Simmons joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss the growing importance of civic engagement in this week's "Washtenaw United."


City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s City Council is now accepting applications to fill a Ward One vacancy on council.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s City Council will discuss the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday tonight that, if approved, should bring more transparency to the city.  

City of Ypsilanti

Three Ypsilanti City Council members will take the oath of office Monday night, November 9th after being elected on November 3rd. 

City of Ypsilanti

Starting Monday, November 2nd, the City of Ypsilanti will start enforcing new parking time limits in Depot Town.  

City of Ypsilanti

Drivers speeding in residential neighborhoods have become an issue for the City of Ypsilanti during the pandemic.  

City of Ypsilanti

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

EMU Police To Host COVID-19 Friendly Event This Friday

Oct 27, 2020
Wiki Commons

To make it easier for parents to help their kids celebrate Halloween this year during the pandemic, Eastern Michigan University’s Police Department will hold a drive-thru candy event on Friday, October 30th.  

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Both the City of Ann Arbor and the City of Ypsilanti have extended permits to continue allowing businesses to operate outdoors during the pandemic.  

City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti is considering extending its Sidewalk Cafés permits to allow businesses to continue offering outdoor dining during the pandemic.  

Ypsilanti District Library

The Ypsilanti District Library will partner up with the University of Michigan Library later this week to host an Ypsilanti Wikipedia page edit-a-thon.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s city council approved a resolution that created an ordinance to protect residents who have been convicted of misdemeanor crimes.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s City Council will begin discussing Tuesday night how the city wants to plan for trick or treating this year during COVID-19. 


City of Ann Arbor

The Washtenaw County Elections Department says voters will soon start to see an increase in the number of absentee ballot drop-off boxes being installed around the county.  

City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti is one step closer to protecting residents who have been convicted of misdemeanor crimes.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s city council will discuss the first reading of a resolution Tuesday night that, if approved, would benefit residents who have been convicted of misdemeanor crimes.  

City of Ypsilanti

Mental health and water and sewage rates were main topics of discussion during Tuesday night’s Ypsilanti city council meeting.  


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