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The Ypsilanti Income Tax cyber debate… starts now!

As I mentioned earlier, I think there are persuasive arguments both for and against the passing of a personal income tax in Ypsilanti. On the pro side, I like the fact that it would allow us to maintain an acceptable level city services, while delaying our slide into receivorship under the rule of an unelected […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Erika Nelson

Earlier this winter, on one of our small Occupy Ypsi marches around the city, I met a woman by the name of Erika. She’d apparently been living here in Ypsi for a few years, but, somehow, our paths had never crossed, even though we had several friends in common. Well, over the course of the […]

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How are things in Ypsi likely to change, if the city income tax doesn’t pass?

Our last few posts about the proposed city income tax have not only initiated a lot of good, substantive conversations, but they’ve also led to quite a few more questions. Case in point… a couple of days ago, I received the following note from a reader of this site named Erika. Hi Mark, thanks for […]

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Two views on the consolidation of Ypsilanti City and Township services

Earlier this week, in a conversation about whether or not the City and Township should consolidate services, there was a great comment left by our former City Planner, Richard Murphy, which I felt that I should move up here, to the front page. Here it is. I agree with you that a broad generalization splitting […]

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Ypsilanti City Council agrees to pursue City income tax and Water Street millage

It may not have been news to most folks, but, when I read on AnnArbor.com yesterday that our City Council was in agreement over the necessity of a City income tax, I was surprised. I knew that many of the folks on Council who were so anti-income tax a few years ago, when the subject […]

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