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Council seats up for grabs in all three wards


7 primary for a Heritage Media chance to go on to sent out questhe general electionnaires to Heritage Media tion in November. each of the Councilmembers Ypsilanti City Ypsilanti residents in elected then will Council candiall three wards will choose serve dates, and folwho will represent lowing are their them on city council. YPSILANTI four-year terms. responses. Those candidates Wards Heritage Media with opposition Richardson one and will be publishwith the same three have three ing detailed political affiliation will candidates, and ward two information on every canbe competing on the Aug. has one. didate running in the Aug.

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7 primary election ballot in the weeks leading up to the election.

Lois E. Allen Richardson


Office sought: Ypsilanti City Council, Ward 1 Political affiliation: Democratic Party Residence: 335 Worden, Ypsilanti

Occupation: Adult education teacher, minister Education: Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan University Previous elected office: Councilmember Current public or community service: Volunteer: HOPE Center; Thrift Shop; Ypsilanti Boys Preparatory Academy.
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Voters head to the polls Aug. 7


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Ypsilanti City Council members adopted a new Climate Action Plan on July 17, which aims YPSILANTI to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050, within the city. Michigan Suburbs Alliance Transportation Program Coordinator Richard Murphy presented the final draft of the CAP at the council meeting. Murphy said staff and community members have been working on the plan for two years, and several strategies The purpose of the plan, overall, is to build on the existing energy conservation efforts by the City of
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Photo by Lindsay Rosenzweig

From left to right: Britt DeRupa, Meghan Coleman, Kellie Broggi and Lindsay Rosenzweig participated in Ypsilantis rst Color Run.

The first Color Run through Ypsilanti took place on Saturday. For more photos, see page 5-C.

Running with COLOR


very problematic, Menzel said. Willow Run must eliminate its deficit in two years to meet current state expectations. With a yes vote, (State Superintendent) Mike Flanagan has indicated that he will work with us to extend that repayment period, and as far as I know he will be at the meeting on Aug. 8 to say that himself, Menzel said. A joint YPS and Willow Run board meeting to take action on whether to put consolidation on the ballot in November is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the EMU Board of Regents Room. The Ypsilanti and Willow Run Collaboration and Communication Task Force will meet to discuss a report on consolidation plans, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 30 in the Willow Run High School cafeteria. On Aug. 6 and 7 the task force will hold design review sessions at 6p.m., which are also open to the public. Already over the summer, task force members conducted six visioning sessions, three data por-

Superior Township residents will head to the polls to decide who will represent them on the township board of trustees and park comWilliams mission. One seat is available for supervisor, treasurer and clerk, and one candidate is running for each SUPERIOR office. Five TWP. trustees are vying for the four open trustee seats, and seven park commissioner seats are open with six candidates contesting. Each elected official
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Emergency manager possible for Willow Run, YPS


a position where theyre Special Writer likely to miss payroll at some point in the upcoming Emergency managers year, Menzel said. may assume control of You miss a payroll - trigWillow Run Community ger a financial review - its and Ypsilanti a pretty short process Public Schools between the start of unless the public WILLOW RUN that and the appointvotes to consoliSCHOOLS ment of an emerdate the districts gency manager. this year, Washtenaw Willow Run school board Intermediate School Trustee Gregory Myers District Superintendent asked Menzel to explain the Scott Menzel said at the impact of a yes or no conWillow Run board meeting solidation vote. July 19. If the communities vote If we dont move foryes, theres certain things ward on a consolidation that are potential for us; vote, both districts are in that if we vote no could be

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trait sessions and two days of design work, Menzel said. Board members from both districts participated in consultant presentations about consolidation possibilities and reviewed case studies of similar districts. Besides being in deficit, both Willow Run and Ypsilanti districts also report poor achievement data. Even if we fix the financial component, we have a more compelling challenge in front of us, and
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