Detroit City Council members call for a pause of land bank property sales to investigate whether occupants have had the chance to buy the homes first.
Detroit Public Library doesn’t want to drain savings for facility repairs
DPL is asking Detroit City Council to amend its 2023 budget by $4.5 million to pay for the restoration of the flood-damaged Main Library and for roof repairs and HVAC updates at branches.
Council questions remain as District Detroit closes in on tax break approval
Detroit council committee advances $750 million in tax abatements for downtown projects. Some say stronger guarantees are still in order, others warn delays can kill deals.
Detroit museums ask the city for more funding in 2024 budget
Mayor Mike Duggan’s 2024 budget proposal cuts subsidies for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Detroit Historical Society.
Duggan defends use of tax breaks to spur development
Detroit’s mayor focused on the benefits of tax abatements while the city considers approving $800 million in incentives for a major downtown project.
Duggan to share plans for neighborhoods, blight and crime
Mayor Mike Duggan’s 10th State of the City speech will encompass a 10-point plan to improve neighborhoods, affordable housing and demolition initiatives and strategies to rein in gun violence.
Duggan’s $2.6B budget proposal includes residential property tax cuts
Mayor Mike Duggan’s 2024 fiscal budget plan calls for an increase in police officer and bus driver pay, workforce initiatives and a 2-mill tax reduction in residential property taxes over two years.
Detroit council vows ‘deep dive’ into District Detroit subsidies
A request for $616 million in public subsidies for District Detroit has made its way to the council table, kicking off what will likely be a heated debate over who benefits.
Obama launches leadership training program in Detroit
Former President Barack Obama is looking for 25 Detroiters to participate in a new pilot leadership development program.
Detroit considers raising bus driver pay to address service interruptions
City officials and the city’s bus union are negotiating a wage increase for drivers to address staff shortages and service delays.