News from the City Government

Mayor, Chief Craig announce 3-month Body Camera Trial Program
From March through June of this year, the Detroit Police Department will be testing out body worn cameras as it explores the possibility of fully implementing Body Cam technology later this year. Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief James Craig announced the trial program today as part of their efforts to bring greater transparency to the police Department in its interactions with the public.
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New Programs Already Helping 7,500 Detroiters Save Their Homes From Foreclosure
More than 40 percent of the 18,000 Detroit families facing foreclosure on the home they own and occupy have taken advantage of new programs that are allowing them to keep their homes, Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne County Treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz announced today. The deadline to enter into a payment plan is March 31, 2015.
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For the last several months, The Detroit Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) has been working to enhance the City of Detroit’s early warning siren system. This system will notify the city of Detroit residents of an immediate or approaching weather emergency.
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Mayor Duggan Announces New Open Data Initiative to Give Public Greater Access to City Data and Information
Today, the City of Detroit took a major step toward becoming a more transparent government by launching the first phase of its new Initiative, which will make volumes of information more easily accessible to the public at no cost.
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Mayor Mike Duggan announced today the appointment Maurice Cox as Detroit’s new Planning Director. Cox was born and educated in New York City. He received his bachelor's in architecture from the prestigious Cooper Union School of Architecture and was awarded the Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Early in his career, he taught for Syracuse University’s Architecture Program in Florence, Italy, while practicing architecture in Florence for ten years. He also holds an h...
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Alert: Telephone Scam

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It has been brought to our attention that some residents of Detroit have received calls from individuals claiming to work for the city. The caller asks that you allow them into your home to give you an estimate on flooring, roofing repair and other possible home repairs. The number to the Mayor's Office, (313-224-3400) appears on the caller ID, which will indicate "The City of Detroit."
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Would you like to keep your children active with some fun and interesting activities while schools are out on winter break? Four of the Detroit Recreation Centers will hold winter camp activities for children ages 6-12 while schools are on their winter break Feb. 16-20.
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City of Detroit Opens Three Warming Centers

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The City of Detroit, in conjunction with local nonprofit homeless service providers, has three warming centers to offer Detroit residents a break from the winter chill from now through March 31, 2015. In addition, Detroit recreation centers and public library branches will serve as respite centers to allow individuals to warm up during the day.
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Detroit residents in District 2 and neighboring communities may share their concerns and discuss any community-related issues at the City Council’s evening meeting on Tuesday, February 17. The meeting is from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center, located at 18100 Meyers.
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DHWP reminds residents of the City of Detroit that flu activity continues to be widespread throughout the State and is urging residents to protect themselves and their loved ones against the flu. The best protection against it is to get the flu shot.
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