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Detroit Dashboard November 2 - November 8

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What We're Doing Yard waste collection ends November 28 Yard waste will continue to be collected through November 28 for Detroit residents. Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags or a 32-gallon container labeled “yard waste” only at the curb on the regularly scheduled collection day between now and November 28. There is no scheduled collection for the week of November 30. Collections falling on Thanksgiving will be collected the following day. New Funding Secured for DDOT M...
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Detroit Dashboard October 26 - November 1

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What We're Doing Most successful Angels’ Night on record This year’s annual Angels' Night volunteer patrol was the most successful on record as Detroit Firefighters responded to a record low of 52 fires.  After years in the hundreds, the Angels' Night three-day totals appeared to have plateaued over the past five years in the mid-90s.  This year, however, thanks to relentless volunteers and thousands fewer vacant homes in the city, those numbers plummeted to nearly half of thos...
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Detroit Dashboard October 19 - October 25

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What We're Doing Detroit to receive $21 million for blight demolitions The city of Detroit is set to receive $21.25 million from the federal government to demolish blighted homes. Both the US Treasury Department and MSHDA are confident in Detroit’s demolition program.  Mark McArdle, the U.S. Treasury’s deputy assistant secretary for financial stability said, “Our team went out to Michigan and out to Detroit and you can see the real impact this money is having.” The money will...
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Detroit Dashboard October 12 - October 18

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What We're Doing Yard waste collection ends November 28 Yard waste will continue to be collected through November 28 for Detroit residents. Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags or a 32-gallon container labeled “yard waste” only at the curb on the regularly scheduled collection day between now and November 28. There is no scheduled collection for the week of November 30. Collections falling on Thanksgiving will be collected the following day. New Funding Secured for DDOT M...
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Detroit Dashboard October 5 - October 11

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What We're Doing Fire Commissioner Edsel Jenkins to retire, Eric Jones named interim Fire Commissioner Fire Commissioner Edsel Jenkins announced his decision to retire this week after serving the city for 29 years. Mayor Mike Duggan has appointed Eric Jones as the Interim Fire Commissioner, pending City Council approval. Jones has led Building, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department as director for the last 16 months. Motor City Match announces first round of winners T...
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Detroit Dashboard September 28 - October 4

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What We're Doing DDOT ratifies contract with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced a new collective bargaining agreement with the President of ATU Local 26 who represents more than 400 bus drivers. In 2010 ATU members experienced an eight percent pay cut, two of which was in 2014, and under this new agreement the union receives a six percent base wage increase along with a one-time four percent bonus. This agreement settles a conflict that has gone on for almost five years. Gary B...
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Detroit Dashboard September 21 - September 27

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What We're Doing Amazon and Lear Corporation Move to Detroit The City of Detroit is welcoming two new neighbors, Amazon and Lear Corporation. Amazon currently employs hundreds of Michiganders and will be expanding their business in Detroit by building an innovative technology hub. Amazon has also partnered with Detroit Public Schools to invest in STEM programs for Detroit students. Lear Corporation has purchased a building in Capitol Park that will be an innovation and design cen...
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Detroit Dashboard September 14 - September 20

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What We're Doing My Brother’s Keeper Detroit In February 2013, President Barack Obama launched My Brother's Keeper, an initiative to help hard working young men of color get ahead in life. Mayor Mike Duggan along with Councilman James Tate, former Mayor Dave Bing, and the President of the Skillman Foundation, Tonya Allen, established the 'My Brother's Keeper' (MBK) Detroit Steering Committee in December 2014. My Brother’s Keeper Detroit seeks to actively engage the community pr...
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Detroit Dashboard September 7 - September 13

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What We're Doing DDOT service improves because of added buses The Detroit Department of Transportation rolled out the last of 80 new buses added to the fleet, allowing them to make the published schedule for the first time in years. Earlier this year less than 58 percent of scheduled buses made it on the road, and many Detroiters had to wait hours for a bus to arrive. Vice President Joe Biden joined Mayor Mike Duggan to unveil the last five buses - 60 foot articulated vehicles th...
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Detroit Dashboard August 31 - September 6

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What We're Doing Dr. El-Sayed returns to Detroit to restructure health department Metro Detroit native, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, has returned to Detroit as Executive Director of the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion. Mayor Duggan has appointed Dr. El-Sayed to restructure the health department by approaching community health in an innovative, holistic way. Dr. El-Sayed will oversee DHWP and work with various city departments and stakeholders to make the transition of ...
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