News from the City Government

Winners awarded $330K in grants to improve the appearance of their business and Detroit’s commercial corridors $519K more pre-approved for design grant winners that proceed to construction 70 percent of awardees are minority owned businesses
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Mayor to submit nomination to City Council by end of the year with request for approval Garcia would replace Butch Hollowell, who will leave Dec. 31 to lead The Miller Law Firm Detroit.
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City’s Corporation Counsel to step down at the end of the year
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Detroit People Mover will offer FREE rides courtesy of SprintIndividuals attending the America’s Thanksgiving Parade, Turkey Trot and the Detroit Lions game on Thursday, Nov. 23 should make note of street closures, bus reroutes and suggested parking, as tens of thousands flock to downtown Detroit.The City of Detroit also issued a reminder to parade watchers that the building of scaffolds and any device without a City permit is prohibited during Thanksgiving events in downtown Detroit on pr...
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• 1,629 more Detroiters joined labor force since August • 1,045 more Detroiters employed since August
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2017 recorded second lowest number of fires in Angels’ Night history with 54 Decision prompted by sustained reduction in Angels’ Night fires and overall 37% reduction in annual structure fires since 2014 City officials credit volunteers and sponsors, call for their ongoing involvement in growing number of family-friendly Halloween activities
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Joe Louis Greenway to honor Detroit legend after arena bearing his name is demolished New 26-mile recreational path to connect neighborhoods to riverfront & Dequindre Cut Framework study, community engagement process to occur in 2018, followed by design in 2019, construction starting 2020.
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City, DESC to use $1M from workforce training fund to help lift residents out of poverty through job skills training RFP issued today seeks local partners to provide training for Detroiters City to provide grants between $50,000 and $100,000 for up to twenty partners Program to focus on residents receiving food assistance, most likely living in poverty Grant funds available as a result of Executive Order 2016-1 compliance efforts
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Detroit Council approves City partnership with DPSCD to offer 9 new year-round recreation centers Located within DPSCD schools, 9 centers will be open to all Detroit youth ages 6-13 City will provide programming including, chess & other board games, athletic activities and tutoring
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Detroit City Council unanimously approves $125M in bond funds to revitalize 23 neighborhood commercial corridors Deal expected to close in mid-November, pending approval from the Financial Review Commission Bonds will be paid back through unbudgeted increases in state transportation revenue over next several years. Funds will be spent on commercial corridor upgrades over next three years
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