I recently did a neighborhood walkthrough in Midwest-Tireman with community leaders and Demolition Department Director Counts to see and hear their concerns related to demolition, rehabs, and blight.
The information exchange was two-way: residents learned about timelines, processes, and pertinent background information, while we, as public servants, witnessed the conditions of our residents' community. It was acknowledged that there is much work to be done. These in-person, face-to-face conversations are so important for building understanding and working relationships as we strive to beautify our neighborhoods.
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City Council Updates
- Council Member Santiago-Romero submitted two memorandums to the Public Health & Safety standing committee that will be discussed in the new year:
- Request to Draft Ordinance Establishing the Office of Violence Prevention and Neighborhood Safety
- Report on Opioid Remediation Funding Priorities
- City Council will be on recess until January.
- City Council voted on the $49M paratransit contract with Transdev. Here’s what Council Member Santiago-Romero had to say:
Free holiday event for D6 families from a local D6 business, Viola Detroit
Dear District 6 Resident,
Viola Detroit will be hosting an invite-only Sunday brunch for local families and residents to show love and support to our community. The event will take place on December 4th in the afternoon. Food and drink will be provided along with entertainment and activities for everyone to enjoy.
The Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF) was established to help keep Michigan residents in their homes by providing financial assistance to eliminate or reduce past due mortgage payments associated with homeownership, including property tax, condominium association dues, and/or housing utility payments.
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Instrucción de OSHA 30 gratis
El programa ReBuild Detroit (RBD) de SER Metro-Detroit se complace en anunciar que estamos ofreciendo un curso de capacitación OSHA 30 gratuito en español para los residentes de Detroit con experiencia en trabajos de construcción. La capacitación se llevará a cabo en 9301 Michigan Ave Detroit, MI del Lunes 12 de Diciembre al Viernes 15 de Diciembre de 9 am a 5 pm. Se requiere asistencia diaria para recibir la credencial. Para los interesados, complete este formulario https://forms.office.com/r/MTSyuLSKtF o llame al 313-945-5200 Ext 4284.
- City of Detroit is hiring for many positions
- Detroit Public Library is hiring
City of Detroit COVID-19 Information & Resources
The Detroit Health Department is providing free COVID-19 tests to everyone who lives or works in Detroit. Monday - Friday, 7a-4:30p, by appointment only: 313-230-0505.
Vaccinations and boosters, including the Bivalent Booster, are available to eligible residents. Walk-ins are accepted but self-scheduled appointments are highly recommended: detroitmi.gov/health or text “vaccine” to 313-329-7272. Learn more about COVID, testing, and vaccines here.
Test to Treat
The City of Detroit is partnering with the State of Michigan to expand services to treat residents with COVID-19. Detroiters who test positive for COVID-19 at a city testing site can be evaluated and receive antiviral medication, if appropriate. The services are free and is currently available. Appointments only by calling 313-230-0505.
A Test to Treat locator is available to help find participating sites. A call center is also available at 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489) to get help in English, Spanish, and more than 150 other languages – 8:00 am to midnight ET, 7 days a week. The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is also available to specifically help people with disabilities access services. To get help, call 1-888-677-1199, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm ET or email DIAL@usaginganddisability.org.
A brief visual guide to City of Detroit Departments
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A brief guide to City Council Meetings
We created a simple series of graphics to help increase awareness, civic engagement, and participation with City Council. Please click here to view the full set of slides full screen -- and share with your neighbors! They are available in English, Spanish, and Arabic! (Few details are also below.)
How to watch and participate in City Council meetings
Attend online at detroitmi.gov/Online-CC-Meeting or by phone by calling one of these numbers 929-436-2866, 312-626-6799, 669-906-6833, 253-215-8782, 301-715-8592, or 346-248-7799, and entering meeting ID 85846903626##
Agendas and related documents can be found and viewed here. (Click here to view video on how to locate Agendas and Minutes.)
To make public comment, please 'raise your hand' using the following instructions:
- Telephone participants: Raise your hand by pressing #9
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If interpretation or translation services are needed call The Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity at 313-224-4950.
This guide contains information on what you need to know as a Detroit resident. The information focuses on a number of subjects, which are top areas of concern for residents.
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