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DECEMBER 2011

12/1/2011 - MAYOR GIVES FINANCIAL UPDATE

NOVEMBER 2011

11/18/2011 - MAYOR DAVE BING ANNOUNCES WORKFORCE REDUCTIONS

11/16/2011 - MAYOR BING DELIVERS CITY OF DETROIT FINANCIAL UPDATE

11/8/2011 - STATEMENT FROM BING ADMINISTRATION FOLLOWING MEETING WITH CITY UNIONS

SEPTEMBER 2011

9/23/2011 - MAYOR BING'S PRESENTATION TO THE MUNICIPAL ANALYSTS GROUP OF NEW YORK
Detroit Investor Presentation Book 2011 (pdf) JUNE 2011

6/13/2011- CITY COUNCIL'S BUDGET TO REDUCE SERVICES Read the Advisory (pdf) Council Budget Impacts FY 11-12  (pdf)

6/1/2011 - MAYOR BING VETOES CITY COUNCIL’S AMENDMENTS TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 BUDGET

Read the Advisory (pdf)
Watch the Video


APRIL 2011
4/29/2011 - MAYOR BING DELIVERS A DEFICIT ELIMINATION PLAN WHITE BOOK AS REQUESTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL

Data and supporting documentation used to create the five-year plan - 440 pages

Deficit Elimination Plan (PDF - 272MB)

4/12/2011 - MAYOR BING PRESENTS 2011-2012 BUDGET TO CITY COUNCIL


AUGUST 2010
8/19/2010 - MAYOR BING ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY MEETINGS CONCERNING LAND USE PLAN


JUNE 2010



View the City of Detroit Inaugural Celebration

View 2010 Inaugural Ceremony Photo Gallery

APRIL 2010
4/23/2010 - MAYOR DAVE BING ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO HIS EXECUTIVE STAFF

4/21/2010 - MAYOR BING NAMES CHIEF SERVICE OFFICER

4/21/2010 - STATEMENT REGARDING TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE $120 MILLION INVESTMENT BY GM

MARCH 2010
3/24/2010 - MAYOR BING SEEKS ADDITIONAL RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO SERVE AS CENSUS AMBASSADORS Census Walks Scheduled for March 27 and April 10

3/9/2010 - MAYOR BING SOLICITS DETROIT RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR CENSUS AMBASSADORS

3/3/2010 - MAYOR BING & DETROIT FIRE COMMISSIONER JAMES MACK MADE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE FATAL FIRE THAT TOOK THE LIVES OF THREE CHILDREN

FEBRUARY 2010
2/25/2010 - MAYOR DAVE BING ADDRESSES UNION NEGOTIATIONS

2/16/2010 - MAYOR BING APPOINTED JOSEPH P. MARTINICO LABOR RELATIONS DIRECTOR

02/04/2010 - DETROIT CITY COUNCIL PASSED THE GREEKTOWN SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT TODAY WITH WAIVER OF RECONSIDERATION

02/02/2010 - MAYOR DAVE BING TO GIVE HIS FIRST STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

JANUARY 2010
1/15/2010 - MAYOR DAVE BING ENCOURAGES CITY EMPLOYEES TO SUPPORT HAITIAN RELIEF EFFORT THROUGH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

DECEMBER 2009
12/16/2009 - FILMING TO TAKE PLACE IN DETROIT
Remains, LLC, will be filming driving shots Thursday, Dec. 17, for the movie "Ancient Evenings" at two locations in Detroit. Crews will be filming at the following locations:

12/11/2009 - CITY OF DETROIT SENIOR CITIZENS DEPARTMENT TO HOST MAYOR'S INAUGURAL SENIOR GALA LUNCHEON DEC. 18
The City of Detroit Senior Citizens Department will host Mayor Dave Bing's Inaugural Senior Gala Luncheon on Friday, December 18, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom of the Cobo Conference Center.

12/10/2009 - STATEMENT BY MAYOR DAVE BING ON BOND BILL PASSAGE IN STATE HOUSE
The Mayor's Office releases the following statement in response to passage of HB 5626, legislation that would raise the cap for municipalities issuing fiscal stabilization bonds.

12/10/2009 - STATEMENT BY MAYOR DAVE BING ON WOODWARD LIGHT RAIL
This is an important development for the future of mass transit in our city. This legislation would allow once and for all a true public-private partnership to be formed for light rail on Woodward Ave.

12/8/2009 - STATEMENT FROM MAYOR DAVE BING FOLLOWING TODAY'S CITY COUNCIL ORIENTATION
The Detroit City Council Orientation held today at Wayne County Community College Districts Eastern Campus is the first step in an on-going partnership for several efforts. Members of my administration had productive discussions with City Council members, and their staffs, about city operations and working together in the coming year.

12/8/2009 - STATEMENT FROM MAYOR DAVE BING REGARDING THE RELEASE OF THE NAEP MATH SCORES
Detroit Public Schools today released troubling National Assessment of Educational Progress math scores. This is another wake-up call for our community and demonstrates the need for accountability at all levels.

12/2/2009 - MAYOR DAVE BING TO ATTEND WHITE HOUSE FORUM
Mayor Dave Bing will travel Thursday to the White House to participate in President Barack Obama’s Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth.

12/1/2009 - DETROIT MAYOR DAVE BING RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT AFTER HIS MEETINGS TODAY WITH LAWMAKERS IN LANSING:
“It was a pleasure meeting today with legislators from both sides of the aisle, all of whom extended a warm welcome. They understand there is a new day in Detroit, one of cooperation, respect and opportunity. I look forward to working the legislature during my upcoming term on behalf of the citizens of the Detroit, and for the betterment of the State of Michigan.”

NOVEMBER 2009
11/2/2009 - DETROIT COMES TOGETHER FOR A SUCCESSFUL ANGELS' NIGHT VOLUNTEERS KEY TO KEEPING ARSONISTS AT BAY
Mayor Dave Bing today credited the efforts of Detroit Fire, Homeland Security and Police Departments; municipal departments; and tens of thousands of volunteers who joined together over the three-night Angels’ Night weekend to successfully patrol the city and deter would-be arsonists.

OCTOBER 2009
10/27/2009 - MAYOR DAVE BING KICKS-OFF CENSUS 2010 CAMPAIGN Announces theme: Detroit Counts!
Mayor Dave Bing kicked-off the city’s Census 2010 campaign today at the Charles H. Wright Museum to ensure that every resident of the city of Detroit is counted accurately and timely.

10/26/2009 - MAYOR ANNOUNCES GAINS IN HOMICIDE NUMBERS
The trend of skyrocketing homicides in the city of Detroit established during the first half of 2009 has been reversed and the Detroit Police Department's closure rate for homicide cases has doubled in the three months since Mayor Dave Bing appointed Warren Evans Chief of Police, the Mayor announced today.

SEPTEMBER 2009
9/30/2009 - MAYOR DAVE BING KICKS OFF 2009 ANGELS’ NIGHT ANTI-ARSON CAMPAIGN Encourages Citizens to “Watch Their Block”
Mayor Dave Bing, along with Fire Commissioner James Mack, Police Chief Warren Evans and a host of business and community leaders, kicked off the 2009 Angels’ Night Anti-Arson campaign. This year’s theme, “Watch Your Block,” encourages residents throughout the city to keep an eye on vacant structures and foreclosed homes on their block to help make Angels' Night 2009 a success.

9/11/2009 - MAYOR BING APPOINTS FIRE COMMISSIONER
Today, Mayor Bing announced the appointment of James W. Mack Jr. as Fire Commissioner for the City of Detroit. Mack is a 30-year veteran of the Detroit Fire Department, serving most recently as 2nd Deputy Fire Commissioner for seven years.

AUGUST
2009
8/28/2009 - MAYOR DAVE BING ISSUES THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT REGARDING LAYOFFS
“Today is the day that I had hoped there would be some good news regarding union negotiations. However, while there still remains much to be agreed upon, we continue to stare a fiscal crisis in the face. Effective today, there are 205 layoffs of city employees from various departments, not including Police/Fire, Water, or DDOT. The proposed changes for DDOT remain unconfirmed, and service continues until further notice. Our public hearings ended last night, and we will now take that data and the citizens concerns as we determine what changes can and should be implemented with minimal impact to ridership.”

JULY 2009
7/14/2009 - CITY OF DETROIT ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL FINANCING Restructuring to Save $11.5 Million Annually
Mayor Dave Bing announced today that the City of Detroit has completed a $305-million restructuring of the City’s sewage system revenue bonds, saving customers an estimated $11.5 million per year.

7/9/2009 - DDOT Opens Michigan’s Largest Transit Center Rosa Parks Center Provides Multiple Options for Riders
Mayor Dave Bing and other dignitaries will dedicate the $22.5 million Rosa Parks Transit Center, the State’s largest intermodal transit center on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 10 a.m.

JUNE
2009
6/30/2009 - Mayor Dave Bing Debuts New Television Show “From the Mayor’s Office” First Show Will Reflect Mayor’s First 50 Days In Office
Mayor Dave Bing will debut a new television show, “From the Mayor’s Office,” on Tuesday, June 30 on the City of Detroit’s government access station, Channel 10. “This is a perfect opportunity for citizens in Detroit to receive a new, fresh view of city government,” said Mayor Bing.

6/5/2009 - MAYOR BING ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR UP TO $10,000 FOR WORKERS LAID OFF IN LAST 18 MONTHS
In the midst of the economic troubles facing the area, there's some good news to help give laid off workers a chance at a new career. Mayor Dave Bing and the City of Detroit Workforce Development Department (DWDD) have teamed up with the Governor’s No Worker Left Behind Program (NWLB) to offer laid-off workers up to $10,000 in free tuition over two years. Through this scholarship opportunity, those laid off in the past 18 months may enroll in high-demand, high growth occupational training that will likely lead to a new career.

MAY 2009
5/13/2009 - MAYOR BING ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF HIS CABINET AND CRISIS TURNAROUND TEAM
In keeping with his campaign promise, Mayor Dave Bing announced members of his Cabinet and Crisis Turnaround Teams today during a press conference in the Mayor’s Office. This is the first of several press briefings that the Mayor intends to hold to keep the citizens of Detroit informed on his turnaround process. Mayor Bing introduced six members of his Cabinet and nearly 30 members of his Crisis Turnaround team.