VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ANNUAL ANGELS’ NIGHT
CAMPAIGN OCT. 29-31
It's once again time for the city's annual Angels' Night campaign, when volunteers work together to keep Detroit's families, residents, and neighborhoods safe October 29-31. Please consider joining thousands of volunteers keeping a watchful eye over our city this year. Detroiters can get involved in the Angels' Night effort in several ways:
· Watch Your Block
· Patrol A Neighborhood
· Adopt-A-House Program.
· Turn On Your Porch Light
For more information, go to the City’s Web site at , or call (313) 224-3450, or one of the Recreation Community Affairs offices listed below:
· West District, Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, 870-0649
· East District (at Butzel Family Center), 7737 Kercheval, 628-2170
· Southwest District, Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere, 628-2180
· Central District, 10th Precinct Mini Police Station, 8675 Rosa Parks Blvd., 224-2989
DETROIT FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOST FIRE PREVENTION
WEEK ACTIVITIES OCT. 8-13
The City of Detroit Fire Department will host its annual Fire Prevention Week from October 8-13. As part of Fire Prevention Week, the Fire Department will host the following special programs:
· Angels' Night Recruitment Walk -- The Detroit Fire Department will join other City employees conducting a door-to-door Angels' Night volunteer recruitment drive on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Evergreen and Fenkell area.
· The Great American Fire Drill -- On Monday, October 8, at 6 p.m. the Detroit Fire Department's fleet of Fire Apparatus will participate in “The Great Escape” North American Fire Drill by sounding their sirens for 30 seconds to alert Detroit residents to practice their home escape plan.
· 49th Annual Breakfast with the Detroit Fire Department -- Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 a.m. at Cobo Hall Riverview Ballroom. The Fire Department will emphasize the importance of adopting and maintaining an ongoing fire safety education program, and will present medals of honor for outstanding valor and bravery.
· Smoke Alarm Installation Program -- The Fire Department will install smoke alarms in the homes of Detroit residents throughout the week and the entire month of October.
· The Detroit Fire Department will partner with Home Depot, located at Meyers and 7 mile, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to hand out fire safety information and teach residents the importance of having an evacuation plan.
For more information about Fire Prevention Week activities, please call the Detroit Fire Department Community Relations Division at (313) 596-2959.
CITY OF DETROIT BUDGET DEPARTMENT TO HOST
PUBLIC BUDGET MEETING OCTOBER 23
The City of Detroit Budget Department will host its annual public budget meeting on Tuesday, October 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center, located at 18100 Meyers. Representatives from the following departments will be present: Budget, Public Works, Fire, Health, Police, Public Lighting, and Recreation. For more information, please call (313) 224-6260.
DETROIT RECREATION TRUST TO FUND RECREATION CENTERS
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced the creation of the Detroit Recreation Trust, a funding program that will keep the City's 17 recreation centers open.
During the past year, Mayor Bing has contacted various foundations and nonprofit organizations for help in raising $24 million to fund three years of programming. After three years, the City might be in better financial shape and no longer need the assistance. The trust has already secured pledges of $15 million from 13 public and private donors, including Lear Corporation, the Ford Foundation, General Motors, and Marathon Oil. Funds raised to date include $5 million over a 10-year period from Lear Corporation, $2 million from General Motors Foundation, and $3 million in Community Development Block Grant funds.
DETROIT HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICE USES NEW SERVICE TO SEND EMERGENCY INFORMATION TO CELL PHONES AND EMAIL
The City of Detroit Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is using the Nixle Community Information Service to create and instantly publish important and emergency messages directly to residents via cell phone text message, email, or online at .
The service is available to subscribed residents. Messages may include community events, traffic incidents, and other relevant public safety and emergency information. The service is secure, reliable and easy to use. The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ mile radius. Subscribers can choose the way in which alerts are received.
Residents of Detroitand neighboring communities can begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and the Web by registering at, or texting DETROIT to 888777.
DDOT ANNOUNCES SERVICE CHANGES BEGINNING SEPT. 29
The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will implement weekday schedule service changes effective Saturday, September 29, 2012. Service changes are based on transit demands and are designed to improve the efficiency of the system for customers. The following routes will be affected by these adjustments:
#14 Crosstown #22 Greenfield
#16 Dexter #23 Hamilton
#17 Eight Mile #25 Jefferson/Fort
#18 Fenkell #37 Michigan
Call DDOT Customer Service Office at (313) 933-1300 to obtain more information, or go to .
DETROIT MUNICIPAL PARKING DEPARTMENT TO BEGIN SIX-DAY ENFORCEMENT OCTOBER 1
The Detroit Municipal Parking Department will resume booting and enforcement on Mondays, beginning October 1. The department will have a six-day operation, Monday through Saturday until 10 p.m. each night.
This initiative will be accomplished through a reallocation of staff and work shifts. Therefore, no overtime will be required.