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Ypsilanti City Council To Discuss Ethics Ordinance Tonight

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


Council will consider amending a city code that would require the city clerk to forward ethics complaints filed at City Hall to the Ypsilanti Board of Ethics and the city attorney at the same time.  Council Member Steve Wilcoxen from the second ward says while this process is already taking place, currently, the city clerk is not required to follow it.

Council Member Steve Wilcoxen: Now, with Black Lives Matter and COVID and things like that, people want to know what the government is up to. And on the local scene, then knowing what is happening with the board of the ethics and if there have been complaints.

Wilcoxen says that, by amending the city code, it will allow the board of ethics and the city attorney to be on a similar timeline when complaints are filed with the city.

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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

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