City Council District 6 - November 5, 2021

Job opportunities: veterans, youth, City of Detroit; Pfizer vaccines for children; policy updates

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CM elect

I met with with Councilmember-elect Gabriela Santiago-Romero earlier this week! She is a fellow social worker and social justice fighter and I know she will work tirelessly to represent us on City Council.

While Gaby won’t officially start until January 1st, we are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible so you all will be well served and represented. Follow Gabriela Santiago-Romero and stay tuned for more exciting updates!


Tune in to City Council Sessions!

  1. Watch via Channel 10
  2. To attend by phone only, call one of these numbers: (929)-436-2866, (312)-626-6799, (669)-900-6833, (253)-215-8782.  Enter Meeting ID: 330332554## 
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To view City Council Formal Session & Committee Agendas + Documents, click here

Council Approvals

  • Emergency demolition for the commercial property at 7451 Joy Road 
  • Resolution by Council Member Castañeda-López urging FCA-Detroit Assembly Complex Mack to Submit a Supplemental Environmental Project Proposal as part of correcting violations reported in the September 20, 2021 Violation Notice From the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, And Energy (EGLE).
    • In Michigan, monetary penalties for violating air quality standards go to the State general fund rather than to the frontline communities that are most affected by pollution. The inability of neighboring communities to receive direct benefits from funds assessed as fines often leads residents of these communities to prefer an SEP rather than merely monetary fines as penalty mitigation;
    • Read more about Supplemental Environmental Project Proposals in the resolution linked above. 
  • Award of $50,000 towards the FY 2020 Historic Context Study of Latinx Communities to the City of Detroit Historic Designation Advisory Board from the National Parks Service. 
  • An update on the land transfer of 3085 W Jefferson- At Formal session, City Council voted on whether or not to transfer publicly owned land (3085 W. Jefferson) alongside Riverside Park to the Detroit International Bridge Co. -- and the vote failed, 3-4! Thank you to Hubbard Richard Residents Association, Hubbard Farms Neighborhood Association, and all the organizations and residents for your sustained and strategic advocacy.

COVID-19 Updates