There are plans to hold four question-and-answer sessions with representatives from City Council. While these will be informative by no means will the information be fairly presented? These forums are not opportunities to share ideas and make suggestions. It is to convince you that you have no other choice and to scare you in to voting for higher taxes by threatening to cut police and fire service.
It is important to note the event organizer supports both new taxes and has a vested interest in collecting additional taxes and that many council members sit on the organizing committee for the supporters of higher Ypsilanti taxes campaign. There will be no opportunity for others in the community, including SCIT, to discuss the impacts of significantly higher taxes on our community, offer proposals and alternatives, or to answer questions from the audience.