Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday night and discuss a resolution that, if approved, would impact the county’s carbon neutrality goal.  

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is considering adding a public health and seniors millage proposal on the November ballot.  

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners plans to improve public services in the county for senior citizens by establishing a Commission on Aging.  

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has asked its corporate counsel to determine what authority the county has in making sure businesses comply with COVID-19 guidelines.  

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners says virtual, or online public services, will become a bigger priority for the county because of COVID-19.  

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners says state and federal aid will be essential to continue offering COVID-19 response services.  

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is discussing actions it might take after a Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy punched a woman as he arrested her last week in Ypsilanti Township.  

COVID-19 To Impact Washtenaw County's Budget

May 21, 2020
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners discussed a projected financial impact COVID-19 will have on the county’s future budgets.  

Washtenaw County Road Commission Board To Expand

May 20, 2020
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is expected to appoint two new commissioners Wednesday night to the Board of the Washtenaw County Road Commission.  

Washtenaw County Commissioners Approve Hazard Pay

May 7, 2020
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved hazard pay for some of the county’s first responders as a result of COVID-19. 


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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will discuss tonight how they may move forward with county operations amid a COVID-19 crisis.


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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners continues to consider options to house the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic.  


Felicia Brabec
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Dealing with the global health crisis from the coronavirus is difficult for most everyone, but those still working "on the front lines" are likely experiencing increased anxiety and a greater likelihood of mental health issues that could need support.

 

WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Felicia Brabec, a Washtenaw County commissioner and also a clinical psychologist, about a statewide mental health support program she's involved with.


Washtenaw County Board Approves Relief Funds

Apr 9, 2020
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved $3.2 million in COVID-19 relief.  


Washtenaw County officials are considering allocating additional funding for COVID-19 response. 


Susan Cerniglia
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The Coronavirus pandemic is expected to worsen significantly over the next few weeks.  Critical, personal protection equipment for front-line workers are in short supply, and the demand for hospital services is only going to increase.  Washtenaw County Health Department spokesperson Susan Cerniglia provides updates on planning, physical preparations, and dealing with adversity  through the outbreak. 


Lisa Barry

Michigan and the federal government have both pushed the deadline for filing taxes this year back to July, but county officials are not too concerned that change will cause much of a disruption locally.


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Washtenaw County’s Board of Commissioners has declared a state of emergency in the county.

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Washtenaw County’s Board of Commissioners will meet this week but with a few changes intended to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Jason Morgan
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The 1,4 dioxane plume emanating from the old Gelman Sciences facility on Wagner Road in Scio Township continues to expand through groundwater in the greater Ann Arbor area.  At a recent public forum, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said it would take decades to get the contamination designated as a Superfund site and clean-up could take decades beyond that.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners chair Jason Morgan about what is happening now to better address the environmental threat. 


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This edition of “In The Public Interest,” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, is hosted by WEMU’s Patrick Campion.

The conversation continues about “getting to know your Washtenaw County government” as Patrick talks with county commission chairman Jason Morgan.


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Washtenaw County has a new racial equity officer who's been on the job since late July.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Alize Asberry Payne about her plans to address racial inequity impacting many different aspects of life for county residents.


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The Washtenaw County Road Commission has terminated its use of herbicides in dealing with weeds and overgrowth along area roads.  In this week’s "Issues of the Environment," WEMU’s David Fair talks with county commissioner Sue Shink about controlling roadside vegetation and what is being done to better address the myriad of chemicals that are a part of our daily lives.


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This week on “In The Public Interest,” our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Washtenaw County parks official Ginny Trocchio about the county’s Natural Area Preservation Program.  

She is the Superintendent of Park Planning and Natural Areas for the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission.  The interview is the second in our series about getting to know your Washtenaw County government.


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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners hosted a special joint working session Thursday night to address the 1,4 Dioxane plume in the area.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended the meeting and has the story.


Lisa Barry

Saying it will be his mission to make sure "the heart of the environmental movement is beating strongly," Conan Smith is the new CEO of the Michigan Environmental Council.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with Smith about his new position.


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Earlier this week, Washtenaw County raised the transgender flag to show support for the transgender community.  The act of inclusion was well-received by those who attended a special ceremony.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.


John Dingell
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The nation’s longest serving Congressional member has passed away.  Michigan representative John Dingell died at home Thursday at the age of 92.  89.1 WEMU’s David Fair reports on the life and legacy of a political giant.


Andy LaBarre
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The life of retired Congressman John Dingell is filled with decades of great service.  In fact, that service has led to many of his former staff members to seek office for themselves.  Among them is Washtenaw County commissioner Andy LaBarre, who talks about his tenure with Dingell with WEMU's David Fair.


John and Debbie Dingell
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John Dingell has touched many lives in many different ways.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with current Washtenaw County commissioner Jason Morgan, who used to work for the Dingells.  Morgan shares his personal reflections on John and Debbie Dingell and how John's commitment to "work for the people" influenced his own choice to run for office.


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