Mayor Mike Duggan plans to use his stage at the Mackinac Policy Conference to advocate for property tax reform and discuss strategies to drive growth in Michigan’s largest city, which has shrunk in population for the last 70 years.
Support on the way for Detroit’s dog owners
Detroit Dog Rescue’s west side shelter officially opens to the public on June 1. Here’s what residents can expect
Detroit group starts neighborhood transformation with west side mini-parks
Community organizers say building parks is the first step to bring resources to a west side neighborhood.
Detroit court to move eviction hearings in-person
Detroit’s 36th District Court will resume in-person eviction hearings for 90 days. Housing advocates say that’s a bad move.
What happens when a court officer comes knocking during an eviction?
During an eviction, a landlord can hire a court officer to force a tenant to move. Here’s what happens when a court officer arrives at the door.
Mapping the evolution of Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood
New interactive map chronicles the history of Woodbridge from the time of French settlement, using historical maps, property records, newspaper archives, photos, oral histories, and more.
DPSCD support staff say impending layoffs are ‘a smack in the face’
The job reductions come as the district finalizes its budget for the 2023-24 school year. Along with the end of COVID funding, DPSCD is dealing with the impact of enrollment declines and its commitments to raise teacher salaries and curtail rising health care costs.
Detroit’s public safety plan for downtown this summer
Visitors can expect more officers on the streets, rooftops and in police towers, wayfinding signage and additional security screenings at some event spaces.
Detroit’s lawyer draws criticism for unauthorized contract
Council President Mary Sheffield considered calling for disciplinary action against Detroit’s top attorney, after a contract was approved without council’s OK.
Detroit police push for ban on ATVs fueling up at gas stations
The Detroit Police Department wants to partner with gas stations to catch people illegally driving all-terrain vehicles on city streets.