News from the City Government

As Part of its 21st Century On-Street Parking System Overhaul ParkDetroit transitions the city into more efficient and customer friendly on-street parking system. Flanked by a small army of parking enforcement officers, and local merchants, City of Detroit Chief Operating Officer Gary Brown and Municipal Parking Director Norm White, launched the city’s new ParkDetroit mobile app which helps make its system arguably the most comprehensive on-street parking system in the country. ParkDetroi...
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Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) today issued a solid investment grade credit rating of “A/stable” on $245 million worth of bonds to be offered to the public by Barclay’s, Mayor Mike Duggan announced today. As a result of the favorable rating, the city believes it will save $2.5 million annually and $20 million in interest costs over the life of the debt.
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John Hill receives Top CFO for government today from Crain’s Detroit Business
Detroit’s Chief Financial Officer, John Hill, today was presented an award by Crain’s Detroit Business as the region’s top government CFO. In its selection of Hill, Crain’s cited his handling of the City’s bankruptcy finance process and his efforts to transform the City’s finance operations.
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Mayor also to give presentations on Detroit’s recovery to groups in Toyota and Tokyo to lay groundwork for possible future business and investment Mayor Mike Duggan will travel to Japan next week to mark the 55th anniversary of the Sister Cities relationship between Detroit and Toyota City, Japan, and to highlight Detroit’s ongoing recovery during addresses he will give in Toyota City and Tokyo.    Mayor Duggan chose Japan for his first international trip because of the special business ...
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Here’s what the Free Press left out….The City of Detroit’s position is clear regarding electronic communications:  City employees are encouraged to use all forms of digital communication and social media to share information with their colleagues and the public, as long as it is not sensitive or confidential in nature.   In the world of ever expanding social media channels, it would be foolish to assume information is not being shared this way. From a public disclosure perspective, however, t...
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Cooling centers will be open to help citizens of Detroit stay cool
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The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will hold three public hearings July 28-30, 2015 to secure public comments on proposed adjustments to its fixed-route service providing slightly more service on six routes. The proposed service adjustments would decrease wait time between buses on some routes and add pm service for overcrowding on some other routes. One route would decrease wait time on the weekend schedule. These proposed adjustments are the result of a continuous ridership study...
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To help Detroiter celebrate safely this year, Detroit Fire Commissioner Edsel Jenkins is reminding people that there is no such thing as safe fireworks and to use basic precautions.
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New approaches will aid efforts in Detroit to employ ex-offenders, long-term unemployed, veterans and disabled.
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Summer of Opportunity:  5,594 Detroit Youths to Have Employment Thanks to Grow Detroit’s Young Talent
This summer, 5,594 Detroit youths ages 14-24 will have work experiences that will provide them invaluable training, professional contacts and a potential career path thanks to the overwhelming success of Mayor Mike Duggan’s Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program (GDYT). More than 17,000 youths entered the application process.
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