Mayor Dave Bing used his State of the City address Wednesday to highlight positive moves Detroit has made to address its financial woes and gave no hint as to whether he knows if the state is about to take over control of the city. “The picture is not all doom and gloom,” Bing said. “Every day there are more signs… Read more »
Blight and Detroit have become so linked in some people’s minds, books have been published showcasing some of our worst ruins. While it’s an embarrassment for a city that has citizens and businesses working to highlight the positive, it is also a reality. One that we need to address. So here’s how you can help. What do you think is… Read more »
Last week Detroit City Council failed to vote on the lease deal with the state for Belle Isle. Mayor Dave Bing reacted by announcing the closing of 50 city parks and the reduction of services at others. But it wasn’t clear exactly what that would mean to the citizens, especially the children, of Detroit. For now, Rosemont-Acacia park slumbers under… Read more »
From wxyz.com: Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is announcing major cuts to city programs after Detroit City Council’s decision regarding Belle Isle. During a news conference Friday morning, Mayor Bing announced closures and cuts to Parks and Recreation services. He also announced that 50 Detroit parks will close by spring. The mayor says city parks and recreation centers are being severely… Read more »
This month, Detroit 2020 has been focusing on crime & safety in the city. We took an in-depth look at the impact of crime on life in Detroit, during a special edition of 7 Action News At 7 on Wednesday.
Crime — or the fear of it — is a part of every day life for many Detroiters. Former Detroit Police Chief and UDM professor Ike McKinnon says, “In Detroit we have grown to accept a certain amount of crime.” According to McKinnon, “The reality is we have a problem. The perception is that the problems are worse than they… Read more »
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s office says the governor has pulled a proposal where the state would have leased Belle Isle from the city of Detroit. The move comes after Detroit City Council met today and failed to vote on the issue. While Council did vote to take the issue out of committee, they did not place it on the agenda…. Read more »
The City of Detroit is picking up the pace of house demolitions. The race is on to spend $13.5 Million of federal money be February 13th. It’s a matter of use it or lose it. Detroit 2020 was on hand as Mayor Dave Bing checked out the progress. The work began at 8:00am. Plans called for 18 houses in the… Read more »
For those of us who live here, Detroit is simply home. It’s where we raise our families, work and play. But how does the rest of the world see us? Larry Alexander, President and CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitor’s Bureau says, “There’s a perception out there that this is an unsafe city for people to visit and… Read more »
A new Detroit amnesty program for people owing back city income tax will begin next Tuesday. What we found most interesting about it is the list of people who may own back taxes. You may be on that list and not know it.