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Detroit Dashboard November 7 - November 13

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  City workforce agency hires new CEO to accelerate opportunities for Detroiters   City of Detroit workforce agency Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) announced Monday that it has hired Nicole Sherard-Freeman to serve as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. The announcement, which concluded an exhaustive nationwide recruitment process that attracted over 300 candidates, will see Ms. Sherard-Freeman take over in her new role by January 2017. In he...
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Detroit Dashboard October 31 - November 6

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  Detroit Parks and Recreation Department wins 2016 Excellence in Youth Sports Award!   The Detroit Parks and Recreation Department is one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Excellence in Youth Sports Award. The Excellence Awards, created by Athletic Business and the National Alliance for Youth Sports, recognize programs for conducting diverse activities that focus on providing safe and positive experiences for all participants. Detroit Parks and Rec o...
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Detroit Dashboard October 24 - October 30

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  Dedicated Volunteers Lead City to Second Quietest Angels’ Night Campaign on Record   For the second year in a row, the city of Detroit saw fewer than 60 fires during the three-day Angels’ Night volunteer campaign, roughly half the number seen annually just a few years ago when the yearly average was close to 100. By the end of the annual patrol period, Detroit firefighters had responded to a total of 59 fires, which included 39 structure fires, 6 car fir...
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Detroit Dashboard October 17 - October 23

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  Angel’s Night: Volunteers are still welcome!   Last year, the City of Detroit experienced the most successful Angels’ Night effort in history. This year, Mayor Mike Duggan wants to build on that effort and today urged residents to continue their vigilance by volunteering for the next campaign, which runs from October 29 – 31. In 2015, the City registered a record low of 52 fires over the three-day period, down from 97 the year before. Of the 52 fires...
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Detroit Dashboard October 10 - October 16

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  New Dashboard Metrics!   We have freshened up our dashboard by replacing some of the numbers we report each week. For example, the neighborhood street lighting project is 99% complete, so we will no longer report the number of new LED lights installed each week. Other dashboard numbers, including nuisance abatement lawsuits, were more initiative based, so they also will no longer be included. To replace them, we have added new metrics that are more timely and relevant ...
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Detroit Dashboard October 3 - October 9

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  Mayor Duggan and Detroit Health Department Provides Free Eye Exams and Glasses to Detroit Students   As many as 5,000 Detroit school children will have a chance to see clearly and achieve success in the classroom, thanks to a partnership with the Detroit Health Department (DHD) and Vision To Learn, (VTL) a national non-profit devoted to providing free exams and eye glasses to children in low-income communities. The project kicked off last week at Samuel Gompers Elem...
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Detroit Dashboard August 22 - August 28

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  DDOT announces largest service expansion in 20 years   Over the past two years, Detroit’s Transportation Department has made significant strides to improve its service and reliability. It has put 80 new buses on the road, hired more bus drivers and for the first time in many years is reliably meeting its posted schedule. With that foundation now in place, Mayor Mike Duggan said Thursday that DDOT is now in a position to implement the largest expansion of bus s...
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Detroit Dashboard August 15 - August 21

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Mayor Duggan announces Riverside Park expansion proceeding two years ahead of schedule Last summer, the Detroit City Council approved a Land Exchange Agreement with the Detroit International Bridge Company (DIBC) for Riverside Park.  From Detroit’s standpoint, the centerpiece of that agreement was DIBC’s commitment to demolish the former Detroit News Warehouse by late 2018 and to transfer that 5-acre waterfront parcel to the city to expand Riverside Park. On M...
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Detroit Dashboard August 8 - August 14

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City of Detroit to file 597 suits to recoup $12.2 million in unpaid back property taxes from banks, companies The City of Detroit plans to file nearly 600 lawsuits, against mostly banks and companies, to recover over $12.2 million in unpaid property taxes owed from 2010-12. The City has sent demand letters out this week to banks, investment companies and others, and plans to file all of the suits before the end of the month, mostly in 36th District Court. It is seeking to recoup an a...
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Detroit Dashboard August 1 - August 7

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  DWSD offers electronic claims for residents with water damage   The City of Detroit is committed to helping our affected homeowners and renters recover from heavy rainfall from July 8. If your home experienced a sewage backup from this storm, you may file a claim with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Receipts and photographs are not required to submit an initial claim. DWSD will follow-up with you and request receipts, photographs and other supporting...
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