Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Beth Bashert Elected Mayor of Ypsilanti On this Election Tuesday.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

Beth Bashert has been elected Mayor of Ypsilanti. In her acceptance speech given at the Tap Room Bar &Grill in downtown Ypsilanti Tuesday evening Beth Bashert stated the following.

"Winning today means a lot to me, and I hope a lot for our community. Ypsilanti will be making some key decisions in the next few years about our future. I look forward to working with constituents to establish a direction on housing issues, key infrastructure decisions, protecting our stretch of the river from climate change, development, public safety, greater justice, and much much more.
How we have community conversations is vital in all of these issues. Civility is an over-used word and an underused tool. If we saw nothing else during this campaign, we saw how vulnerable our community is to the hateful online rhetoric and conspiracy theories our society is struggling with nationwide. That tactic accomplishes nothing but divisiveness between neighbors, mistrust, and hurt feelings. That is no way to run a city. Angry rhetoric is not dialogue -- healthy evaluation and listening on both sides is. While I can’t speak for others, you can count on me to work towards healthy DIALOGUE, which is the only way to reach unity, in my opinion.   

I know that all of us want what is best for all of Ypsilanti and Ypsilantians. For most of us, that means equal treatment, good jobs, safe and affordable housing, access to services, a vibrant downtown and nice parks, accessibility for all. Ypsilanti is a welcoming, diverse community and we all want to keep it that way."
Congratulations to new Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert!

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