Vickie’s City Beat Blog
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s chief operations officer Chris Brown outlined for city council plans to finally fix and keep the street lights on.
It is often said that Detroiters are even more down on their city than some outsiders. City residents who feel that way can learn from a group of 66 finalists in the Challenge Detroit competition.
Detroit officials are looking for volunteers to help spruce up the city.
It was a bucket list moment but I really didn’t have time to be nervous about throwing out the first pitch at Comerica Park.
In addition to reviewing the budget council must also decided who will fill council’s two seats on the financial review team under the consent agreement with the state.
You would have been hard pressed to tell that Detroit is in such dire straits judging from all the hoopla in and around Comerica Park for opening day Thursday.
Detroit City Council voted 8-1 to increase corporate income tax from 1 percent to 2 percent.
Inflammatory remarks made by a Detroit minister has some Metro Detroiters worried about possible civil unrest in the city as it deals with a financial crisis which likely will require state intervention.
The city and many of its unions have reached new contract agreements.
Opponents of Gov. Synder’s proposed consent agreement say they may walk over 90 miles to Lansing to deliver their message: “No state occupation of Detroit.”