Position Statement Flint Water, DWSD, and Retirees

Position Statement on Flint Water and DWSD


KWA Pipeline Map

We support the decision of the Executive Leadership of Flint Michigan to continue to receive water from the Detroit Water Sewage Department.  The Karegnondi project is an example of the result of using construction and financial resources for purposes other than improving the quality of life. The existing water lines from Detroit could have been extended to where the Karegnondi water line is now at a substantially cheaper price.  An examination of the Karegnondi Pipeline Map, a simple one mile extension of the current DWSD water line along Wheeler Road was much shorter  to build.  The damage to City Of Detroit retirees behind this action of the State Appointed Emergency Managers can be reversed through methods of, but not limited to:

  1. Pension Fund Managers file claims for damages in State and Federal Courts 
  2. Pension Fund Managers file criminal charges
  3. DWSD constructs a connection to existing KWA line and assumes ownership dissolving the KWA
  4. Other actions that can be taken to offset damages to City Retirees in a court of law or legislatively to remove state taxes from pensions and adjusted health care co-pays.

By using correct actuarial data, the figures used to create the bankruptcy will be recalculated from the point of the discrepancy. With this move our city will be officially free of State Financial Review Board oversight on December 31, 2017 at 11:59pm.  During this transition the City will be able to pursue complete control of finances and, do something about rising health care costs. Copays for retirees and current employees will be reduced.  Therefore I am asking you to support my fellow colleagues on Council in our efforts to right the wrong to City Employees and Retirees


Former Johnson Recreation Center / Higginbotham Complex For Sale

Former Johnson Recreation Center and Higginbotham Complex For Sale  $1.5 Million

By Richard C. Clement - Legislative Aide to Councilmember Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr.

                The Former Johnson Recreation Center has been listed by the City of Detroit for a sale price of $1,000,000 dollars on November 24th, 2017. According to the realtor, this will be a unique development opportunity for an interested buyer.  The Higginbotham Elementary School property is for sale with a $500,000 selling price.   This land has historic value to the City of Detroit because it was named after Joe Louis during World War II and, the first place where African Americans could learn how to swim in the 1950. (Click here for the entire story)

The history of Johnson Center must be preserved! - Garden Homes Community Organization

" The Johnson Rec Center must remain as a center for the community because of the rich history and after listening to Dwight about how Sheldon Johnson, I think that was the name of the man who worked for the Recreation department who vowed another kid would not drown in a hole filled with rain water because in the 1950's there was no swimming pool facility, which resulted in two young black kids drowning. Neighborhood historian Dwight Smith said this scene was horrified for neighbors to watch as their bodies removed from this water filled-hole, excavating them using a pitch folk which caused their body to be damaged. Therefore, Mr. Johnson saw to it a swimming pool built, where Johnson Recreation now located, to prevent this from happening again. "

Hazel Fludd Garden Homes Community Organization

Livestream with the Councilman Every Saturday

Watch and listen live every Saturday to Rev. George Cushingberry Jr.  on TV channel website links:

Ustream: www.ustream.tv/channel/the-prospector-reveals



Periscope:  www.periscope.tv  WMKM Prospector Reveals

The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project: Taking Back Our Neighborhoods
The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project focuses on 100 vacant buildings and 257 empty lots that will be converted to productive landscapes.

The vision for the Fitzgerald Revitalization Project is to transform a quarter square mile area by addressing every publicly owned vacant lot and house. Removing blighted structures, beautifying vacant lots and creating homes for new residents will contribute to stabilization, increased property values, and improved quality of life. The City of Detroit has developed a three-part implementation strategy to create a sustainable model for transforming and maintaining all parcels within the Fitzgerald Project Area:

  • Creation of a neighborhood park and greenway to be maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department
  • Development of economically self-sustaining, productive landscapes in partnership with one or more Productive Landscape Developers or Development Teams (Productive Landscape Development RFP)
  • Rehabilitation of all salvageable, publicly-owned structures and implementation of low-maintenance landscape strategies in partnership with a Housing Developer (Housing Rehabilitation RFP)
Belle Isle Upgrade / Splash Pad

Splash pad may replace derelict Belle Isle water slide

Council President Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr. said he wants Wayne County to help fund new water features on the island.

In a two-minute video, put together by his office, Cushingberry appears on the island in front of the slide, urging constituents to call the county to ask that Wayne County parks millage funds be allocated for the project.

Full Article on Detroit News Written By Christine Ferretti


Pasteur School Alumni Association

We want to thank the members of the Pasteur School Association for their fine work with the children.   www.pasteuralumni.org

(Pasteur School Alumni Association Information  
Marcy Feldman President
Pasteur Elementary School
Alumni Foundation