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State of the City of Ypsilanti 2012 — the Five-Year Plan

The following was just sent out by Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber. As I don’t know if it will get picked up in what remains of our local press, I thought that I should reprint it here, so that people could share it by way of Facebook, etc. That, of course, doesn’t help the thousands of […]

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Who will fight for Michigan’s struggling cities, like Ypsilanti, against the Snyder budget?

As we’ve discussed here in the past, the budget put forward by our new Governor, Rick Snyder, would appear to put a disproportionate amount of the burden on aging, urban communities, like Ypsilanti. Here are just a few of the ways that Ypsilanti will be impacted by the new budget if it is ratified. • First, […]

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The state of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s Mayor, Paul Schreiber, just released the following State of the City report. If you have a moment, I’d appreciate your thoughts. Dear Ypsilanti Friends and Neighbors: In a recent magazine cartoon, a bank executive says to a junior executive: “In this economy, it’s crucial to begin every sentence with ‘In this economy.’” Well, in […]

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Rick Snyder’s budget and the impact on cities like Ypsilanti

A couple nights ago, I posted something here about our Governor’s proposed 2012 budget. My impression, as I shared with you, was that, while he was doing some things that were both good and necessary, he was, for the most part, just shifting the economic burden to the local communities, who would be forced to […]

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Keep Ypsi Rollin’… and the case against it

A few days ago, I posted something here written by my friend Richard “Murph” Murphy on the subject of the Ypsilanti ballot initiative to raise taxes in support of public transportation. Murph, Ypsilanti’s former city planner, is an enthusiastic supporter of the charter amendment that we will be voting on this Tuesday, as are community […]

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