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Posted on Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 2:53 p.m.

Officials: John Hansen resigned as interim Ypsilanti city manager after inappropriate remark

By Tom Perkins

Former interim Ypsilanti City Manager John Hansen abruptly resigned after an incident in which he made an inappropriate comment to a city employee, acting City Manager Frances McMullan said.

“Mr. Hansen made a remark to a city employee that was inconsistent with City of Ypsilanti policy," McMullan said in a written statement. "The employee notified the City of Ypsilanti Human Resources Department. Consequently, Mr. Hansen voluntarily resigned.”

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John Hansen

Hansen, who started in the position Jan. 23, made the remark Jan. 27 during a meeting with an employee, sources said. There was a tense discussion in which the employee put her head in her hands to think about an answer to a question.

Hansen then demanded the employee, who is from the Philippines, put her hands down, sources said, and told her that in "our" culture, people look each other in the eye when speaking.

The employee made a verbal hostile workplace complaint to human resources on Jan. 30 because she thought Hansen had treated her like a child, sources said. Hansen subsequently resigned on Feb. 3 and an investigation into the matter was dropped without any paperwork or notice to city council.

Some people perceived the exchange racially insensitive and several community, including Lee Tooson, who is active with the Ypsilanti-Willow Run Branch of the NAACP, expressed their outrage at the situation during Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

Tooson told that the NAACP had met with Mayor Paul Schreiber the day before Hansen resigned and demanded he be fired.

Schreiber said he didn’t know if the meeting had any bearing on the resignation, but said the decision to leave was entirely Hansen’s. Schreiber and Hansen met in private prior to Hansen's Feb. 3 resignation.

Hansen acknowledged there was an incident but declined to offer any details.

“I think it was interpreted differently than it was meant,” he said. “There’s a difference in how thing are intended and how they are interpreted. That’s up to the interpreter.

“It’s regretful, but it’s best to acknowledge that and do the right thing and step back.”

Sources said the employee didn’t perceive the incident as racially insensitive but was upset over her treatment and wanted an apology.

Human resources began a formal investigation of the incident on Jan. 30 after the incident was reported to the city’s labor attorney, McMullan said

After requesting information from witnesses, human resources dropped the investigation on Feb. 3 because Hansen resigned, she said.

Officials said no formal documents were ever prepared on the incident because Hansen resigned so quickly. Council wasn’t notified of what happened until Tuesday, and several council members said they found out that Hansen had resigned by reading an article.

Per his contract with the city, both parties are to give at least three days written notice before resigning, but Hansen verbally requested those requirements be waived, McMullan said.

“I think John decided his resignation was in the best interest of the ... city, and I don’t disagree with that,” Schreiber said.

“I think John Hansen is good man, he has a lot of talent and experience, but he just wasn’t the right fit in Ypsilanti.”

Hansen is a former state legislator and Dexter school superintendent and has previously served as interim superintendent for several school districts and was once interim city manager in Chelsea. He was served a stint as interim president of the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce.

McMullan was appointed acting city manager at the Feb. 6 council meeting while council searches for someone to fill the position on a permanent basis.

Tom Perkins is a freelance reporter for For more Ypsilanti stories, visit our Ypsilanti page.


Roger Kuhlman

Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 3:45 a.m.

Folks I think what happened to John Hansen was completely unfair and totally absurd. If you agree, I suggest you call or email the Mayor of Ypsilanti, all the Ypsi Council Members and the new acting City Manager and let them know how you feel. There is a kind of militant political correctness operating here that is totally over the top and poisonous. It should have no legitimate place in local city governance. Remember it is an American Ideal that when you speak seriously, honestly, and respectively with other people that you look them in the eyes, say what you mean, and mean what you say. I proudly and strongly support this ideal. Roger Kuhlman Ann Arbor, Michigan

Roger Kuhlman

Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 3:30 a.m.

Dear Tom Perkins: You need to provide an email address when a story of yours appears in the Ann Arbor paper so that you can be contacted by private post. I wholeheartedly disagree with your characterization of John Hansen's statement to an Ypsilanti city employee that 'in our culture people look each other in the eye when speaking' as inappropriate meaning unacceptably inappropriate. It is an American ideal that when talking with others seriously, honestly, and respectfully you look them in the eyes, say what you mean, and mean what you say. Other than having great trouble with that one piece of your journalism, I think you did a very good job of reporting this incident and I am glad this story was brought to the local public. As citizens we need to decide how far we want a militant and coercive political correctness to guide or determine public policy and employment in our governments. Roger Kuhlman Ann Arbor, Michigan

ellie mays

Sun, Feb 12, 2012 : 6:07 p.m.

Ypsilanti has lost a fine opportunity. I worked with John Hansen for over 20 years and found him to be a fair, unbiased, capable leader. He has the ability to identify problems quickly and bring differing parties together. "Hurt feelings" is a silly, nonproductive way of moving forward. If I found myself in a situation where petty complaints were elevated to this level, I'd quit too!


Sun, Feb 12, 2012 : 6:04 p.m.

I am a long-time Dexter High School teacher and worked for John when he was a principal and superintendent. John is a fair-minded and highly intelligent man who has always stood for diversity and justice. This is a case of rushing to judgment and accusing someone based on a simple, albeit undiplomatic, remark taken out of context. Even the woman in question sees no racial or cultural implications in what John said. Perhaps he might have hurt her feelings a bit or said something she interpreted as shaming her, but for the local chapter of NAACP to call for John's firing is outrageous. Ypsilanti has lost John and his proven track record of stellar work in administrative positions, John's fine reputation has been tarnished, and no one is the winner. What a shame.


Sun, Feb 12, 2012 : 2:19 p.m.

I really hate reading articles like this. What is the point? It says nothing, and accomplishes nothing, except making someone look bad. And of course racism has to be brought in - not by the employee, but by witnesses. If someone wasn't looking at me I'd probably be asking them to. It's called being an adult in the workplace.

Silly Sally

Fri, Feb 10, 2012 : 12:31 p.m.

Wow, I'm not foreign, and I find it too distracting to "look someone in the eye" when thinking hard about an important topic, so some, such as this Ypsi manager John Hansen, sometimes think that I am lying or something. So, I can easily see why this woman who is from the Philippines may have not looked at him when thinking. Telling her that in our culture we do this... is not always out of line, either. It was in this case. It would not if she had perhaps done something else It is a shame that Ypsi is losing a good man over such a silly thing as this. Oh, no, he hurt my feelings. Wow, I never have any bosses at all if I allowed this to be true.

ralph mcgraw

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 11:10 p.m.

You're kidding, right? The NAACP? Seriously? Well, I guess you learned your lesson, Mr. Hansen. Next time you speak with an employee, you'd better first ask that person's racial, ethnic, and/or religious background, then have one or more representatives of that background that are part of an organization representative of that background in on the discussion. What a joke.

Cendra Lynn

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 10:22 p.m.

Even leaving out the race card, which was played consciously or un-, the remark was rude and disrespectful. In our culture, from whatever point of view, we behave politely in public. Those who do not demand this respect help undermine our basic values. I am ashamed to be part of a community where so few respondents understand this basic premise.

Silly Sally

Fri, Feb 10, 2012 : 12:38 p.m.

It is not "the race card" to say such is to say that if someone is of a different race you cannot criticize them. (Obama as president) What if she began to pick nose hairs or cut her fingernails during the meeting? What if she were always was gestering with her middle finger, with the other ones pulled back (yes, I've seen some do this) Go ahead and be ashamed.


Fri, Feb 10, 2012 : 11:11 a.m.

I so agree with you Cendra...I cannot imagine being spoken to that way in my workplace.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 6:31 p.m.

It is obvious why Ypsi cannot get any good administrators to stay. They are not allowed to do their job. It is amazing how much time and money the city wastes on investigations and lawsuits.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 6:10 p.m.

Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.

Alan Goldsmith

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 11:19 a.m.

"But I still wonder what the content of the meeting was about that had the employee upset and John on edge, perhaps. Lacking this context, it's very difficult to assess what John meant by his comment. Unnamed sources for an incomplete quote are problematic here. Such journalism serves neither John Hansen nor the Filipina employee well." I hope you aren't coming here for journalism. Lol.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:45 p.m.

Maybe a re-branding to

Charley Sullivan

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 8:05 a.m.

A "tense discussion" five days into his time there? I know John Hansen, he's a good man, but he doesn't suffer fools. Clearly, the comment was a mistake. Having just finished a major piece of historical work on the American construction of race in the colonial Philippines, and having grown up there, I can assure you the emotional landscape is complex and difficult. But I still wonder what the content of the meeting was about that had the employee upset and John on edge, perhaps. Lacking this context, it's very difficult to assess what John meant by his comment. Unnamed sources for an incomplete quote are problematic here. Such journalism serves neither John Hansen nor the Filipina employee well.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 6:04 a.m.

I thought the NAACP only represented black people. The woman was Phillipino, does the NAACP now represent everyone who is not caucasion? Having grown up in Ypsi, I witnessed the politics first hand and felt city hall was always a cesspool. John Hansen did himself a favor by resigning and getting the heck out of there. In order to keep the peace, perhaps Mayor Schreiber should allow Lee Toosen to appoint the next city manager.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 2:51 a.m.

So, he actually tries to provide constructive critiscm to someone and this is how it turns out. This wasn't assimilation or intimidation on Mr Hansen's part, it was education.

Maier Suchowljansky

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 1:48 a.m.

How incredibly sad that progress can be derailed to appease a loud mouthed activist engaged in theatrical nonsense. Have you ever seen this clown in action? It's easy to sit back and throw darts at those who try to make a real difference. Ypsilanti will continue to decay and slowly wither away as long as people like that are taken seriously. Yes, you Too, son.


Fri, Feb 10, 2012 : 11:14 a.m.

Tooson has been here forever doing just that...he is not the problem, it was stupid words from someone who should know better

Michael Goldenberg

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 12:41 a.m.

I'm sure he's a wonderful human being and a financial genius, but his comment was clueless and he deserves what he got. This American chauvinism that presumes that because someone of another ethnic group (who, for all Mr. Hansen knew, was born and raised in the United States) exhibits some behavior he doesn't like (and which in this case seems perfectly normal), he has the right to call upon the "authority" of HIS version of American culture (as if that were some monolithic entity of which he has complete knowledge and command) has to stop. Ypsilanti, where I lived from 1992 to 2003, is a very diverse community, much to its credit, and the absurd comment by Mr. Hansen was demeaning and degrading. . . of Mr. Hansen. It speaks volumes about his character, none of it good.


Fri, Feb 10, 2012 : 11:13 a.m.

Michael- another voice of reason. Even if you are a very nice man, it doesn't give you license to talk down to someone that way in the workplace. I would have bit his head right off if he had spoke to me that way.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 12:36 a.m.

It is sad and unfortunate that we have become a society where people get reprimanded, suspended, terminated or are forced to resign for FREEDOM OF SPEECH. This is still America and we are still protected under the right to free speech. Our country has become too sensitive about this word, that phrase, some comment, some Tweet, post, photo. Everything is a slur, everything has become harrasment. In SOME countries when a superior is speaking to a subordinate, if that subordinate does not look the superior in the eyes, they could be thrown in jail or die. I guess the person meeting with Mr. Hansen is from the Philippines but lacks the understanding on how business meetings are conducted in our country. While it may be taboo to have too-direct eye contact in the Philippines, this is NOT the Philippines, this is America and have a long tradition of established business practices. Learn them.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:25 a.m.

Did Hansen get reprimanded, suspended, terminated, or forced to resign? Or did he abruptly quit? He could have chosen to face the investigation.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 12:19 a.m.

".....he just wasn't the right fit in Ypsilanti." A name that might be a good fit...... Kwame what's his name ? What a loss for my old hometown.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 12:05 a.m.

".....he just wasn't the right fit in Ypsilanti." Maybe that's the crux of the whole drama. He wasn't crazy enough to want to stick around.

Wystan Stevens

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 11:36 p.m.

"Hansen verbally requested those requirements be waived, McMullan said." How interesting: McMullan is telling us that Hansen speaks using words?

Basic Bob

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 1:07 p.m.

I would think that whether the waiver was requested either verbally or orally, it is not binding because it is not written and signed.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 5:50 a.m.

You are correct. "Verbally" means "with words." The writer should have said "orally." But it's not the most egregious writing error the Ann Arbor News has ever made.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:29 a.m.

The article has at least two grammatical errors, in paragraphs six and seven, but I've become numb to it.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 11:45 p.m.

No, she's telling us that he verbally requested the waiver, as opposed to requesting it in writing.

Terry Star21

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 11:33 p.m.

I agree with several remarks here, but basically why do we bend over backwards for people from other countries - at a sometimes inconvenience to ourselves ? Why do we send billions of dollars in aid for food to other countries (that most hate us) when we have Americans starving ? America needs to learn how to take care of Americans.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:23 a.m.

Yes, what we need is more insensitivity in this country. Sheesh!


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 11:26 p.m.

Maybe she was contimplating on whether to bow or salute to the almighty one. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 10:57 p.m.

I agree with pretty much everyone else on this. John Hanson has served the public well. If I were him I would take this opportunity to retire and enjoy my life, and never look back. He doesn't need this kind of silliness in his life. I am just glad I didn't live any later than I did. It's getting hard to fathom what people are thinking.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:21 a.m.

Good for him, and good for Ypsilanti, then.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 10:38 p.m.

At least the Ypsilanti NAACP had speak up on this issue. I wish the Ann Arbor branch had the same n matters pertaining the Ann Arbor.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 11:57 p.m.

Yes, and it did SUCH good! Ypsi lost a fine city manager as a result over a perceived ethnic slight.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 10:53 p.m.

that would be unless you know and have had the miserable experience of having to listen the ranting of lee tooson for so many years that you know that he is either speaking just for himself to get attention OR he is ranting in such an ineffective way that nothing has happened to change his rant for the last 30 years.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 10:17 p.m.

Is this what the United States of America has come to? Where is our right to freedom of speech? Now that the city council proposed a city income tax, Ypsilanti sounds like a Liberals paradise! enjoy!

K Thompson

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 1:03 p.m.

Freedom of speech does not mean one needs to be rude or haughty. The workplace shoukd be respectful and civil. This is not a "liberal" idea.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:20 a.m.

Did someone violate Hansen's rights? Why does he quit instead of fight?


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 10:02 p.m.

I have known John Hansen for many years. The resignation may be tied to the possibility the he did not wish to become a focus in place of the real problems that still need to be addressed. His resignation is a loss for the people of Ypsilanti.

Adam Betz

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 9:47 p.m.

I don't get it. Anytime I'm in another country I'm forced to learn through a firehose about how to respect their culture and if I don't they will be greatly offended. Why is it wrong for someone to correct a person from another culture here? It's American culture people tend to speak eye to eye with one another. In some other cultures, it is considered offensive. This is insane.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:17 a.m.

Is Michigan Man speaking from his own experience, or just speculating?


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 2:22 a.m.

excellent point!

Michigan Man

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 10:42 p.m.

AB - I am with you! Travel to Saudi Arabia and try to engage them in discussion of Christian thinking/tradition/acts. Don't think one would get too far before they are asked to leave the country.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 9:45 p.m.

I smell a cover-up!!!

erika n

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 9:40 p.m.

it's embarrasing the mayor allowed himself to be bullied by someone like toosen. that sends the message to the community that no one is in charge.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:16 a.m.

DId the Mayor fire Hansen, or did he quit abruptly?


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 9:34 p.m.

John Hansen is a good man and I would be willing to bet that had the employee simply told him that she the remark hurt her feelings it would have been resolved between them to her satisfaction. However, as usual an employee has to make a major deal over a simple issue and and local "activists" looking for any chance for attention have WAY overreacted and are trying to twist this into racial issue. Unfortunately that's to be expected these days. People love to portray themselves as victims whenever they can. Quite frankly, the employee lodging a complaint about feeling like they were "treated like a child" proves that they ARE a child. Unfortunately, this gross overreaction on the part of the employee and the NAACP has led to Ypsilanti losing a very good person...and maybe the one adult working there.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:15 a.m.

Hansen didn't have to preemptively quit. If this is a minor issue, as you say, and if he's committed to Ypsilanti, why not face the music?

Mr. Ed

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 9:31 p.m.

Thin skin

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 10:38 p.m.

According to the story, all the complainant sought was an apology. Seems pretty easy to satisfy.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 6:05 a.m.

Actuall it look like the mayor felt the wrath of the local NAACP and caved.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:11 a.m.

If you're referring to Hansen, I agree. To abruptly quit because someone files a complaint about you?


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 9:23 p.m.

To an adult, his remark would be insignificant. She should have retorted that she was not from this culture and that would be the end of it. Perhaps he had been fed up with some other silliness and this was the straw that broke the camel's back. No offense to handicapped camels or camelaphiles, btw.

average joe

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 9:17 p.m.

"Tooson old that the NAACP had met with Mayor Paul Schreiber the day before Hansen resigned and demanded he be fired." Demanded he be fired for an incident that Tooson did not witness in which it was reported that the employee did not perceive the incident as racially insensitive..... Who is in charge at city hall again?


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 6:06 a.m.

I am sure he was ordered to resign.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:09 a.m.

Did Schreiber fire Hansen, or did Hansen abruptly resign?

Stephen Lange Ranzini

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 9:11 p.m.

The City of Ypsilanti has $9.4 million in reserves, projects a modest $1 million deficit in 2013 and says to the public trying to scare it into sharply raising property and putting in a new income tax, that it is in such dire shape financially. However, the bond rating agencies, Standard and Poor's and Moody's, rate the city's bonds as strong and investment grade, with ratings of A1 and A2, respectively. See page 11 of the city's annual audited financial statement (CAFR) See: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> While the rating agencies don't have a perfect track record, they are under intense scrutiny to not make additional mistakes. Clearly, those who were banging the drum about how this was proof that Ypsilanti is in irretrievably bad shape financially without huge tax increases and that John Hansen's resignation had anything to do with the city's finances were 100% incorrect.


Fri, Feb 10, 2012 : 12:07 a.m.

Also, Mr. Ranzini, for all the inadequacies of the current and previous councils, and there are many, the city of Ypsilanti has been quite progressive and aggressive in identifying and trying to stay ahead of revenue shortfalls. This, I believe, is mostly thanks to Ed Koryzno, the recently departed city manager, who, to his credit, was not a politician. There's a reason the Governor made him an offer he couldn't refuse, and it's because he didn't play the kind of games Ann Arbor politicians seem to so enjoy.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 11:56 p.m.

A use of rainy-day fund monies to address a one-time, unexpected and unbudgeted expense is one thing; using up the rainy-day fund to stall the inevitable consequences of a structural imbalance is something else. Ypsi has a bond debt that's not going away, and it can't be paid off with $9 mil. While it's true that events may transpire in the next couple years to improve the overall revenue projections, that won't fix Water Street. Comparing Ann Arbor to Ypsilanti is laughable. The two have zero in common. Ypsilanti has been cutting and cutting for 3 years now. There is no fat left anywhere, and I defy you to try to find any. Ann Arbor continues to have layer upon layer of fat in it's expenditures, all while laying off, then rehiring city workers. Ann Arbor is run by politicians who play political games with the citizenry and city employees. Ypsi is run by people who are doing the best they can for the community under quite adverse conditions. Ypsi is not Ann Arbor, nor does it aspire to be. We are quite glad of it, and have no desire for that to change.

Stephen Lange Ranzini

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 9 p.m.

@YpsiVeteran: The purpose of the $9 million plus fund balance is to serve as a rainy day fund. It's not just raining out there, it's a hurricane! Why not use up more of the rainy day fund first (say $5 million) before raising taxes? Raising taxes won't bring Ypsilanti prosperity! In Ann Arbor, they were scaring us about a $1 million deficit last year, so they fired a bunch of police officers and at the end of the year, discovered that the deficit never existed at all and we had a large surplus (profit) for the year to boot. The police layoffs were never required. In a city whose budget is that big, a $1 million error is not that big, and in Ypsilanti's case it's about 4% of the annual revenue that the city sees. If the economy recovers further and you cut some of the remaining wasteful spending, you may not need to raise taxes.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 11:49 p.m.

A &quot;modest&quot; $1 million deficit? And you run a bank? The posters who replied to your misinformation in the other article today about Ypsi's budget are still waiting for you to come up with something other than insupportable generalizations to back up your contention that the financial info the city has released is incorrect. As was pointed out previously, the report you reference also states that the city will be in deficit status, as they have reported, unless new revenue is realized.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 9:40 p.m.

Nice Story, Bro.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 8:56 p.m.

Just to be clear, the worker deemed the remark inappropriate, not racial, but an outside agitator decided it was racial and got involved .... cool

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:07 a.m.

I guess that's what unnamed &quot;sources&quot; say. Did the author interview the complainant?

Alan Goldsmith

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 8:51 p.m.

John Hansen has been an outstanding public servant and elected official over the years. There is something missing from this story and this picture other than someone thinking it wasn't racially offensive and 'sources' using it for their own purposes and 'demanding' action. It's Ypsilanti's loss. Good luck on the tax increase vote and be sure to say hello to you new Financial Manager for me.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 8:48 p.m.

Unbelievable! A city's financial troubles on hold just because somebody felt &quot;treated like a child&quot;. Nowadays everything is considered &quot;bullying&quot;, &quot;He hurt my feelings&quot;, &quot;He's harassing me&quot; and the like. Wasn't it a first time thing? Couldn't the employee ask an apology before escalating the issue? Some people take a job willing to catch lawsuits. The rest of us actually work.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 10:32 p.m.

Face it, Hansen chose to quit rather than apologize.


Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 5:11 p.m.

@Stpd. Hick Really? so you were involved in the closed door meetings? Generally speaking, the culprit for abrupt decisions like this is the people who abuse regulations intended to address discrimination, bullying, etc. Keeping up with that pattern of imaginary attacks will stall everything at all levels.

Stupid Hick

Thu, Feb 9, 2012 : 4:05 a.m.

Whose fault is it that Hansen abruptly quit? Hansen's.

John of Saline

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 8:41 p.m.

Remember, in today's culture, forgiveness is not an option. One mistake, and goodbye.


Wed, Feb 8, 2012 : 8:22 p.m.

Too bad for Ypsi that they are loosing John, he is really smart and capable. In addition, he is a fair minded person who made a poor choice of words. That being said, it is REALLY funny that this fiscal services director of Ypsilanti still has her job, unless I am wrong and the City is doing really great and not in the red or anything.