In a recent survey, Detroiters told us crime is their number one concern. Crime statistics for 2012 show that concern may be well placed.
A proposed reorganization of the police department is supposed to help cut down on crime. But the police can’t do it alone.
Today on Action News at 5 pm, we continue our January focus on crime & safety. Dave LewAllen reports on high tech crime fighters.
This month, Detroit 2020 is focusing on crime & safety.
Crime is the number one concern of Detroiters, and one of the main reasons people leave the city.
We begin a series of reports on crime & safety Wednesday on Action News at 5 p.m.
The Detroit Future City plan was formally announced today. It was the result of hundreds of meetings, 30,000 conversations and two years of work by the Detroit Works Long Term Planning team.
The Detroit Works Project is unveiling a 340 page report today. It is designed to serve as a guide for decision-making in the city for the next 50 years.
Mayor Dave Bing has announced the City of Detroit is expanding it’s “White Picket Fence Program”. The initiative allows property owners to buy vacant city-owned lots next to their property for only $200. The program was rolled out in Southwest Detroit earlier this year. It is now being expanded to Detroit’s North End community. So far more than 100 lots… Read more »
By a vote of 5 to 4, the Detroit City Council approved the controversial sale of about 170 acres of land near Indian Village to Hantz Woodlands. The owner of the Detroit-based Hantz Group plans to clear blight and vacant homes and plant 15,000 trees. In the days before the vote, some residents protested the proposed sale, claiming other groups… Read more »
For nearly 30 years Toni McIlwain has been making a difference in the Ravendale community. McIlwain is President and CEO of Ravendale Community Incorporated. In April, she accepted the Detroit 2020 Unify Award on behalf of the organization. But now the Ravendale Community Center is facing a crisis—and is in real jeopardy of closing its doors. McIlwain told us, “We’ve… Read more »
Seven meetings will be held in local communities from December 3rd through 15th to give you the chance to learn about mass transit options for the Woodward Avenue corridor. SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, along with a steering committee representing local communities, is hosting the informational meetings.
The State of Michigan and City of Detroit have entered into an agreement that will allow funding to be transferred to the city coffers. The 9-page agreement outlines a set of milestones the city must meet to begin drawing money as soon as next week. Click here to learn more or read the agreement on wxyz.com