Five file for Ypsilanti Charter Commission
Five petitions were filed today with the Ypsilanti City Clerk to be on the ballot in November for the Ypsilanti Charter Commission.
They include former mayor Cheryl Farmer, former City Council member John Gawlas, Attorney and former EMU Regent Karen Valvo, former EMU Professor Bill Fennel, and former Ypsilanti School Superindent James Hawkins.
On November 2, Ypsilanti voters will be asked if a Charter commission should be convened. Also on the November ballot will be the five names.
If the voters say no to convening a Charter Commission, then the votes for commission members do not count.
Mayor Paul Schreiber and former Mayor Pete Murdock have both previously said publicly they were opposed to convening a Charter Commission.