News from the City Government

10/7/2014 - Mayor Mike Duggan saluted volunteers from community organizations that stepped up to adopt and maintain more than 70 city parks from May 1 to October 31 this year at a special appreciation celebration at the Butzel Family Center on October 4. There were 185 volunteers in attendance.
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10/7/2014 - Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, along with representatives of Detroit City Council, today announced plans to make sure all Detroiters impacted by storm related flooding in August are contacted by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), which is offering financial aid to flooding victims.
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10/3/2014 - Mayor Mike Duggan announced today the appointments of Denise Starr as the new City of Detroit Director of Human Resources and Iris Ware as Chief Learning Officer. These key additions to his team underscore the Mayor’s commitment to giving residents the highest level of service possible.
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10/1/2014 - Detroit City Councilmember Mary Sheffield (Dist. 5) will kick off her new “Occupy the Corner Detroit” Initiative at the King Apartments, located at 595 Chene at E. Lafayette on Friday, October 3, at 7 p.m. The mission is to engage the community, connect them to resources and empower residents to be self-determinate with respect to improving the quality of life in some of Detroit’s toughest neighborhoods.
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10/1/2014 - The Detroit Fire Fighters Association (DFFA) and the City of Detroit have reached a tentative agreement on a new 5-year collective bargaining agreement. Among other things, the new contract would result in a pay raise for fire fighters and health care benefits for future retirees.
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10/1/2014 - The Detroit Police Officers Association (DPOA) and the City of Detroit have finalized a collective bargaining agreement that will result in more officers on the street and include an eight percent pay raise for DPOA members.
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9/25/2014 - US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx arrived in Detroit today to bring good news to Mayor Mike Duggan and 90,000 daily riders of the Detroit Department of Transportation system.
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9/25/2014 - On March 28, 2013, Governor Rick Snyder appointed Kevyn Orr as the Emergency Manager for the City of Detroit. For the past eighteen (18) months, the City Council, the Mayor, and the Emergency Manager have worked collaboratively to provide residents with the highest level of service possible in the midst of financial receivership.
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9/19/2014 - Today I voted in favor of the Great Lakes Water Authority. While, I recognize and appreciate the concerns expressed by residents and agree this is not an ideal situation, I believe this is a step in the right direction.
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City of Detroit Inspector General James Heath and Chief James Craig announced that the Office of the Wayne County Prosecutor has charged former Detroit Public Lighting Department (PLD) employee, Rudolph Washington, with 9 felony counts in connection with the illegal use of a City procurement card (P-card) and for stealing City- owned materials.
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