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February 2015
Mayor Duggan Announces New Open Data Initiative to Give Public Greater Access to City Data and Information

Mayor Duggan Announces New Open Data Initiative to Give Public Greater Access to City Data and Information

Today, the City of Detroit took a major step toward becoming a more transparent government by launching the first phase of its new Initiative, which will make volumes of information more easily accessible to the public at no cost.
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Alert: Telephone Scam

It has been brought to our attention that some residents of Detroit have received calls from individuals claiming to work for the city. The caller asks that you allow them into your home to give you an estimate on flooring, roofing repair and other possible home repairs. The number to the Mayor's Office, (313-224-3400) appears on the caller ID, which will indicate "The City of Detroit."
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City of Detroit Opens Three Warming Centers

The City of Detroit, in conjunction with local nonprofit homeless service providers, has three warming centers to offer Detroit residents a break from the winter chill from now through March 31, 2015. In addition, Detroit recreation centers and public library branches will serve as respite centers to allow individuals to warm up during the day.
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Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP) Issues Continued Precautions for Flu Season

DHWP reminds residents of the City of Detroit that flu activity continues to be widespread throughout the State and is urging residents to protect themselves and their loved ones against the flu. The best protection against it is to get the flu shot.
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Detroit Residents Can Appeal Their Property Tax Assessment Before the Assessors Review Feb. 2-16

Do you think your property is overassessed? Residents who disagree about the amount of their property tax assessment have an opportunity to appeal before the City of Detroit Assessments Division Assessors Review that will be held Feb. 2-16, 2015, in Suite 804 in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, located at 2 Woodward Ave.
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Mayor Duggan Appoints Internationally Recognized Urban Planner Maurice Cox to Guide City’s Future Land Use

Mayor Mike Duggan announced today the appointment Maurice Cox as Detroit’s new Planning Director. Cox was born and educated in New York City. He received his bachelor's in architecture from the prestigious Cooper Union School of Architecture and was awarded the Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Early in his career, he taught for Syracuse University’s Architecture Program in Florence, Italy, while practicing architecture in Florence for ten years. He also holds an h...
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Detroit Recreation Centers to Offers Winter Camp While Schools Are Closed for Winter Break February 16-20

Would you like to keep your children active with some fun and interesting activities while schools are out on winter break? Four of the Detroit Recreation Centers will hold winter camp activities for children ages 6-12 while schools are on their winter break Feb. 16-20.
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Detroit City Council to Host Eventing Community Meetings in District 2 on February 17

Detroit residents in District 2 and neighboring communities may share their concerns and discuss any community-related issues at the City Council’s evening meeting on Tuesday, February 17. The meeting is from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center, located at 18100 Meyers.
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Mayor Duggan to Make Final Push for Affordable Care Enrollment

With only just over a week remaining until the Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline of February 15, Mayor Mike Duggan is urging Detroiters to attend local enrollment events to sign up for affordable health insurance. This effort is part of the Mayor’s commitment to get residents enrolled under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the deadline to make sure they have access to affordable health care.
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Reporting Unplowed Streets

The City of Detroit is committed to making sure that all 1884 miles of residential streets are plowed with at least a 10-foot path. In addition to verifying contractors’ work through visual inspections and GPS data, citizens are being provided two options for reporting unplowed streets.
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