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Grant Money To Fund Detroit Fireworks Force

Detroit has gotten the green light to use federal grant money earmarked to purchase police equipment to pay for police officers to work next week’s fireworks show.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2012

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City Votes To Raise Corporate Taxes 1 Percent

Detroit City Council voted 8-1 to increase corporate income tax from 1 percent to 2 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2012

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Council Frustration Over Meetings That Accomplish Nothing

Council President Pro Tem Gary Brown and others are charged with hearing appeals from property owners and determining which houses should be torn down.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2012

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DIA Hopes For New Tax To Keep Doors Open

Detroit City Councilmen Gary Brown is suggesting that everyone living in the region do their part to help save one of Detroit’s most historic landmarks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/03/2012

East Side Residents Lose Flood Zone Designation Battle With FEMA

The new designation will be costly for homeowners as well as any new construction within that area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2012

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Detroit Council Formulates Plan To Stave Off EFM

The Detroit City Council met Monday to discuss ways to avoid an emergency financial manager. That’s in the wake of Mayor Dave Bing’s plan to lay off 1,000 employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2011

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Doomsday In Detroit?

As the mayor prepares to deliver a sobering message on the Detroit financial crisis, a councilman says 2,300 city employees could get pink slipped as we enter the holiday season.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2011

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New Task Force To Assist Detroit Veterans

Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Gary Brown says many local veterans are not taking advantage of the benefits and programs available to them.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2011

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Detroit City Council Supports Resolution For A Regional Transit Authority

Legislative leaders from across southeast Michigan will meet on Friday in Macomb County to talk about regional transportation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2011

Brown Pushes To Privatize Detroit Lighting

Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Gary Brown has given up on the City’s Public Lighting Department ever being able to keep the lights on across the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2011