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Share your feedback on our D6 newsletter!

We launched the D6 weekly electronic newsletter back in 2018. Team Rocky is always working hard to share information and resources and we need your feedback about how we're doing! It will help us do our work better.

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Join Sen. Chang, Congresswoman Tlaib, and our office for a conversation with Asst. Secretary of State Wheeler for a voter engagement townhall next Monday October 5th at 6:00p!

 

View on Facebook Live or Zoom


Facebook.com/StephanieChangMI

Zoom: bit.ly/VoterTownhall

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Join our office and Matthew Schmitt from Michigan Community Resources for a Grantwriting 101 Workshop on October 10th, 11AM-1PM!

 

 

Learn tips and tricks of how to apply for grants and more!

 

Zoom: bit.ly/Grants101LOGIN

Meeting ID: 913 0782 1342

Passcode: grants

 

Spanish translation available 



Save the Dates for our upcoming virtual events this month! ⬇

 
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Tune in to City Council Sessions!

  1. Watch via Channel 10
  2. Watch online on Channel 10
  3. To attend by phone only, call one of these numbers: +1-929-436-2866, +1-312-626-6799, +1-669-900-6833, +1-253-215-8782.  Enter Meeting ID: 330332554##   
  4. To attend online: https://cityofdetroit.zoom.us/j/330332554

NEW: To view City Council Formal Session & Committee Agendas + Documents, click here


Council Approvals

  • The Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) resolution. This resolution outlines a series of governance, procurement and community development policy objectives that the Administration is committed to implement with the expenditure of the bond funds that are on the ballot on November 3rd ("Proposal N"). 
    • Council Member Castañeda López did not support this resolution due to the absence of commitments from the Administration to address issues linked to property tax overassessments
  • The Community Outreach Ordinance Community Engagement resolution sponsored by Council President Jones. Click here for a summary. 

  • 100% grant funding for Community Health Corp activities and programming to assist residents with door-to-door support needed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • $219,984.50 for the maintenance agreement to support the DataWorks Plus facial recognition software.
    • Click here for a summary of the contract.
    • Council Member Castañeda-López voted 'no' on this contract. 
      • She cannot support a technology that falsely identifies black and brown people and labels them as criminal for the sake of added efficiency in the investigation process. There has been no research to show this technology creates safer communities or reduces crime. It is overwhelmingly inaccurate in communities of color and our communities are tired of being over-policed, over-surveilled, and criminalized.
      • Council Member Castañeda-López will continue to work towards building safer communities by investing in the resources we need to live healthy, happy lives. She will also continue to fight for the banning of facial recognition technology through the Detroiters’ Bill of Rights and the charter review process.


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  • [October 6] If you live between Livernois and Clark, and Toledo and I-75, attend the Livernois  2 Clark Neighborhood Association's  next meetings:
    • In person: October 6, 5:30PM, Boyer Park (corner of Dragoon and W Vernor) 
    • Virtual: 1st Tuesdays at 7PM. November 3rd, December 1st, January 5th, February 2nd, March 2nd. (Zoom meeting ID 84444336337). 
       
  • [October 8, 7PM] Attend a virtual "2020 Judicial Candidates Forum" with Chadsey Condon Community Organization! All candidates for Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court Judge are invited. Hear candidate's positions and be informed before voting! Questions? Call 313-974-7162. Pre-register here
     
  • [October 29, 6PM] Attend the second design meeting for the Joe Louis Greenway- learn about the first phase of construction on a former railway between Warren Ave and Fullerton Ave! Click here for meeting details, including Zoom login. 

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Election Day isn't too far away- keep this voter guide (below) handy so you can start thinking about your voting plan!

 

You can also view a list of ALL ballot drop boxes in Detroit here

 
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If you're a homeowner, apply today for property tax assistance! Visit detroitmi.gov/hptap to apply or call 313-224-3035 for more information.

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Stay updated on COVID-19 through the Detroit Health Department website.


The newest information and resources are below. For a full list of all available resources, please refer to our District 6 COVID-19 Resource Guide.


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Southwestern Church of God (3032 Fort St in 48217) is hosting free COVID-19 testing. Its schedule is as follows:

Mondays: 10AM-6PM
Wednesdays: Noon-8PM
Saturdays: 9AM-2PM



 

Click here for a list of food distribution pickup sites
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City of Detroit Information

  • If your water is shut-off, you can get it back on: Call Wayne Metro at 313-386-9727 to schedule an appointment - you will pay $25 monthly to keep service during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for more.
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  • Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) - Fares will be free for the duration of the Coronavirus outbreak. For driver health safety, passengers will board and exit through the read doors.

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is offering property tax assistance, emergency plumbing repair, funeral assistance and more. Call 313-388-9799 for more information.