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Road to be converted from seven driving lanes to five to calm traffic Shorter pedestrian crossing distances & clearer crosswalks to improve safety Addition of protected bike lanes to help connect residents to Belle Isle & Riverfront
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Unique partnership between public agencies, private sector and philanthropy identifies mobility challenges and solutions in Detroit; will launch pilot projects targeted at addressing some of Detroit’s mobility gaps.
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• Additional $17 million in recently approved bond funds will be used to replace miles of broken sidewalks • Contractors required to hire 51% of workforce from within the city of Detroit
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License restoration will remove major barrier to employment for thousands Detroiters who complete 10 hours of workforce training can waive responsibility fees and get license back before October 1st fee forgiveness date Workforce training available online or in person through Detroit at Work
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Strategic Neighborhood Fund 2.0 follows $42 million investment in three neighborhood areas, will bring significant investment to seven more areas The Kresge Foundation makes new $15 million commitment to SNF 2.0 Total coordinated neighborhood investment could reach over $1 billion
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302 rental properties have registered in 48215 as part of city’s effort to get all rentals registered and in compliance by the end of 2020 Interactive compliance status map available at www.detroitmi.gov/rental Data from additional ZIP codes will be added monthly as each deadline passes
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• State Financial Review Commission votes to go dormant after city registers 3rd consecutive audited balanced budget following bankruptcy • City has now exited every form of state and federal oversight, including water department, police department, housing commission and more • City’s elected leaders have full control of all city departments and services for the first time since 1977
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• First 265,000 flowers now in bloom along medians and in parks across the city • 209,500 to be planted this fall; Crews expect to reach 1 million within three years
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Citywide annual cleanup and beautification effort scheduled for May 5, 12 & 19 City also promotes recycling and launches pilot program to clean select number of alleys
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Due to weather related issues, the Detroit Police Department 911 Call Center has been experiencing a larger than usual in-flow of calls, many of them for nonemergencies.To help police, fire and EMS staff respond as quickly as possible to emergencies, the city is reminding the public to reserve calls to 911 for police, fire and EMS emergencies only.Below are numbers that residents can call for various issues that do not require a police, fire or EMS response.Power outages and downed powerline'...
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