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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APRIL 4, 2019 WORKING SESSION MEETING MOVED TO SYLVAN TOWNSHIP HALL
In an effort to increase citizen participation and representation of constituents in board activities, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has moved their Thursday, April 4 Working Session meeting to the Sylvan Township Hall, 18027 Old US 12, Chelsea, MI 48118.
The agenda items for this meeting are relevant to challenges faced throughout the county, but particularly in the western townships:
Broadband Inequity: Access to affordable high-speed broadband has become a major challenge for county residents, and while some communities have may options, there are parts of the county where no options exist, whatsoever. With the growing role the internet plays in all our lives, lack of access will put portions of the community at a severe disadvantage in terms of economy, education, health and job opportunities.
Teen Mental Health: An increasing concern that faces all our communities are the challenges within our high schools, and the increased number of suicides among this age group.
Washtenaw County Commissioner Jason Maciejewski represents District 1, which includes Chelsea, Sylvan Township, Dexter and Scio, “Hosting a meeting of the countywide board in the western communities was a focus for me as soon as I took office in January.” He added, “This is a great opportunity for residents on the county’s west side to comment on issues important to them. I’m excited to have the Commission and county staff come to my district to hear directly from people.” Maciejewski added, “I welcome the opportunity to travel to other areas of the county in the future to discuss challenges they may be facing as well.”
District 3’s Shannon Beeman adds, “Bringing government to the people is a concept that makes sense. The issues we will be discussing are important to every resident of the county—particularly significant to our rural residents. Moving the Board of Commissioners closer to the people will help to get a larger conversation started—discussing real solutions together.”
Click here for the press release on the resolution passed by the Board of Commissioners on the location change for the Working Session.
The Working Session meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m