Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ypsilanti Water Street Millage passes. Gateway to the future?

By Bob Resch. Purple Walrus Press.

The Water Street Millage has finally been approved.  So glad it's
over.  I know for a fact that many Ypsilantians are sick and tired of
the endless debate, finger pointing, name calling and blame games over
the last few years.

This is a huge opportunity for the City of Ypsilanti to move forward
toward fiscal stability and reinstitute lost city services.

Councilman Pete Murdock informed me that the City operates on a two year budget
cycle.  The millage dollars will be assessed on the next July tax bill
for Fiscal Year 2018-19.  This next budget cycle will be the time that
City Council will review spending priorities with the revenues
received from the Water Street Millage.  Most discussions center
around restoring some of the cuts made by the City.

The proposed International Village at Water Street is still in play
and some guidance will be forthcoming mid September.   This could be a
huge gateway to the future for the City on the local and international

A note to Ypsilanti residents.   Let your voice be heard at future
City Council meetings.   Any ideas that would help further the future
of Ypsilanti are always welcomed.

I believe the City's biggest asset is the Huron River.  Clean it up.
Maximize the use of Frog Island Park.  Maybe some restaurants and
retail to extend Depot town.   Can the river support a canoe livery
like Gallup Park in Ann Arbor?

The future is so bright for Ypsilanti we might ALL have to wear sunglasses!!

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