Originally Posted by Surreal
I've only been gone from Ypsi for a few years, but I'm having a hard time buying into your prediction. I bounced it off a couple of friends who still live their and they don't agree either.
These are what came to mind when I wrote that After cutting to the bone, Ypsilanti needs a city income tax and Water Street millage The question of consolidating Township and City services
Ypsilanti needs to be annexed into Ypsilanti Township. The whole charter township part makes it impossible for the city to take the township instead. The city doesn't have the size to provide what it needs to without property values going up or raising taxes. They also lose property taxes to Eastern, churches etc.
Ann Arbor was able to luck out and gobble small islands of Ann Arbor Township once they were surrounded. Ypsilanti doesn't have that ability as they are surrounded by two charter townships.