Grow Detroit’s Young Talent application process opens
Young people ages 14-24 have the chance to work this summer through Grow Detroit’s Young Talent. The GDYT program has the goal of employing 8,000 youth this year in various industries. The application process is open now through March 4. All interested youth can apply online at GDYT.org or in person during an enrollment fair.
Most Detroiters to see property assessment reductions
Many Detroit property owners will see a reduction in the assessed values on their homes when they receive their annual Notice of Property Assessment. This year’s Assessment notices are being mailed this week and will start arriving in mailboxes soon. The reassessment follows an exhaustive review conducted by Chief Assessor Gary Evanko and his staff of current assessments and actual home sales for the two-year period between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2015. For more information, please see the Property Assessment Board of Review Process.
Mayor Duggan speaks out on the future of Detroit Public Schools
This Thursday, Mayor Duggan stood before the state senate and made a case for the Detroit Public Schools system to be placed back under local control. Mayor Duggan presented a plan that would create a local body that would have more power over public schools. Mayor Duggan said that he is not in favor of an interim board and hopes that a single election can be held in August.
What’s coming up?
City Council District 3 Meeting
Tuesday, February 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Detroit City Council will host an evening community meeting in District 3 at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 5251 East Outer Drive. For more information, visit the Calendar and Events page.
District 6 Community Meeting
Join council member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez in kicking off the first community meeting of 2016 on WEdnesday, February 24, at 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Carter Metropolitan CMS Church, 1501 W. Grand Blvd. For more information, visit the Calendar and Events page.
District 1 Health Fair
Join the Detroit Health Department, Mayor's Office Department of Neighborhoods, Detroit Recreation Department, Detroit Medical Center, Councilman James Tate and other community partners as we have a conversation about the state of health in District 1. The health fair will be held Saturday, February 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser Road. For more information, visit the Calendar and Events page.