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Global auto parts manufacturer partnering with Detroit at Work to train, hire Detroiters One in every two employees are Detroiters, hiring and training still underway $160 million plant is largest investment by an auto supplier in the City of Detroit in over 20 years
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City of Detroit Swears In New Inspector General

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Detroit has a new Inspector General – Ellen Ha – who was appointed by Detroit City Council on July 31, 2018 and sworn in on August 28, 2018. Ha, the City’s second Inspector General, began her non-renewable, six-year term August 20.
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Plan presents strategies to address transportation challenges facing Detroiters today including updates to bus system, neighborhood traffic calming projects and more. Goal is to help Detroiters connect to all of the opportunities in the City such as jobs, affordable housing, recreation and more. Some strategies already underway, more to be unveiled over four-year timeline.
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Hill was first hired to guide the City’s finances through bankruptcy and rebuild the financial operations. Mayor credits Hill with helping the City emerge from state financial oversight, restoring credibility with Wall Street, and setting the City on a path to manage its finances long-term.
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CITY OF DETROIT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND BUS REROUTE FOR ARETHA FRANKLIN FUNERAL AUG. 31Beginning at 6 a.m. on Aug. 31, Seven Mile Road between Berg and Shiawassee will be closed. Seven Mile Road from Berg to Lahser and Seven Mile Road from Shiawassee to Telegraph will closed with check points. Residents will be allowed access to their streets and businesses.The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will reroute the Eight Mile bus (#17) as follows: Westbound: The bus will take Lahser,...
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City of Detroit provides downtown traffic and parking tips for busy Thursday eveningAretha Franklin Tribute Concert at Chene Park, Lions’ home game and JazzFest street closures all taking place Aug. 30Thursday evening (August 30) will be busy in and around downtown, and the City of Detroit is providing information for those planning to attend events to help them navigate traffic and parking. The two major events taking place are the Aretha Franklin tribute concert at Chene Park and the Det...
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Ten most popular routes used by 60% of riders to be renumbered 1-10, starting September 1 All ConnectTen routes to feature 24/7 service, peak hour frequency of 15 minutes and WiFi on rebranded buses DDOT to rebrand department wide, starting with ConnectTen, as improvements continue
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Mayor says oppressive rates have become a civil rights issue for many in State Suit asks court to require Governor and Legislature to fix broken system within six months or to go back to “tort” insurance system 1978 Michigan Supreme Court ruled Michigan must ensure rates are fair and equitable
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Ossian Sweet House was site of deadly 1925 racial incident after Dr. Ossian Sweet and his family moved into the all-white neighborhood Grant will fund expansion of historic district, preservation of two other nearby houses to foster public education about racial discrimination in housing NAACP, famed lawyer Clarence Darrow defended Sweet & others, who were acquitted
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Projects add to 1,800+ new units proposed or under construction today in Brush Park 126 residential units to be reserved as affordable, some at levels as low as $400 a month for eligible residents American Community Developers, City Growth Partners to develop three projects totaling over $100 million in new construction
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