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July 14, 2006
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

EMU to host Ypsilanti mayoral debate July 27

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University will provide the stage for the 2006 Ypsilanti mayoral debate Thursday, July 27, 7-9 p.m.

EMU President John A. Fallon will introduce the program at McKenny Union’s Ballroom.

Candidates include Steve Pierce, Lois Richardson and Paul Schreiber. Topics of discussion will include city finances, the Water Street development, the proposed city income tax, the funding of public transportation, and the steps which can be taken to encourage growth and cut spending.

The debate will be released as a Podcast and excerpts will be broadcast on WEMU 89.1 FM.

Community members can submit questions for the candidates through the Ypsilanti Mayoral Debate Committee (YMDC). For more information, call 734.482.4351 or send e-mail to Barry Hall at bhall1@emich.edu.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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