Tag Archives: Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

So, my fellow Ypsilantians, how are you planning to vote in this Tuesday’s Democratic primary?

I know not everyone who reads this site is a Democrat living in my precinct, but here’s my sample ballot for this Tuesday’s Democratic primary. While a few things are clear to me, like who I’ll be casting my vote for to be our next State Senator (Jeff Irwin), I’ll confess that I’m still debating […]

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My friend Jeff Irwin is running for State Senate and he’d like to meet you this Wednesday in Ypsi

As those of you who follow this site know, while I occasionally come out against people running for local elected office, I rarely, if ever, come out and endorse candidates, at least during primary season, when we have multiple Democrats running against one another. Well, I’ve decided to make an exception… I’m endorsing former State […]

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The battle over plastic bags in Michigan is about more than just plastic bags. It’s about keeping progressive municipalities from exploring solutions to the problems that we’re facing. It’s about squashing both innovation and local democratic rule.

A few days ago, Michigan Republicans made national headlines for passing a ban on the banning of plastic bags… And, yes, you read that right. They didn’t pass a law banning plastic bags, but they passed a law making it illegal for local jurisdictions to ban the use of such bags, which are increasingly clogging […]

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State Rep. David Rutledge to Washtenaw County Parks and Rec Commission Director Bob Tetens on the long stalled Eastside Recreation Center: “There are all kinds of ways that this could happen now if there was the will to do it… There is no will to see this done”

Earlier this evening there was a public meeting on the status of the long–delayed Ypsilanti recreation center. I’m not sure what the impetus was for the meeting, or how long it had been in the works, but the whole thing, at least from my perspective, seemed to be thrown together at the last minute. The […]

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Apparently the all talk of a recall has had an effect on Ronnie Peterson, who at least temporarily derailed a takeover of the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau this evening

Going into tonight’s meeting of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, I thought for sure there would be a vote in favor of closing the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (YACVB), and transferring the organization’s funding to a new Ann Arbor-based entity, where it could be put to better use promoting “the Ann Arbor […]

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