City News for Residents – 11/10/21

November 11, 2021 / Comments (0)


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We wish to thank all veterans of the United States Armed Forces and their families for their service and dedication.

City of Detroit to observe Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11

The City of Detroit will observe Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11 with most operations suspended for the day.

However, a number of City operations will continue during the holiday:

  • Normal Police, Fire, and Water and Sewerage services will be provided.
  • The Department of Public Works (DPW) will collect refuse, bulk, yard waste and recycling as normally scheduled. For additional information regarding DPW, visit Department of Public Works.
  • The Department of Transportation (DDOT) will operate bus service as normally scheduled. Riders can visit the department webpage at Department of Transportation for bus schedules.
  • The People Mover remains closed for now. The Detroit Transportation Corporation administrative offices also will be closed on Nov. 11.
  • The Ford Underground and Eastern Market garages will be closed. In addition, motorists will have free parking at meters across the city since there is no meter enforcement on Veterans Day. Normal operations resume Friday, November 12. Visit the Municipal Parking Department.

Many City services, such as tax and fee payments, permit applications and obtaining DDOT passes, are available at your convenience online at

Residents wishing to make a request for service, such as removal of illegal dumping, reporting a non-working streetlight, abandoned vehicle or other issues, are encouraged to use the Improve Detroit app.

Proposal N reaches neighborhoods that waited years for blight removal

  • Lifelong Mapleridge neighborhood resident finally watches as dangerous vacant houses on both sides of hers are taken down

  • Demolition Department unveils new Dashboard for residents to track Prop N progress

Mapleridge Demolition pic1Lifelong Detroiter Kim Marble celebrates as two vacant structures on either side of her Mapleridge neighborhood home are demolished as part of the City’s Proposal N efforts.

The City of Detroit’s bond-funded blight removal program, Proposal N, approved by voters one year ago, is making a significant impact in neighborhoods that once felt left behind.

On Nov. 10, lifelong Detroiter and community advocate Kim Marble watched as Gayanga, a Detroit-based and Black-owned company, knocked down two vacant structures that have stood for years on either side of her Cedargove street home. With more blight removal activity taking place in her community, Marble is now raising funds to transform the newly created vacant lots into a designated safe space for neighborhood children.

A key promise of the Proposal N ballot initiative was to address vacant and run-down homes in neighborhoods the City couldn’t previously reach, due to federal restrictions on where the Hardest Hit Funds could be spent. Since May, 56 vacant properties have been demolished or stabilized in the Mapleridge neighborhood, with an additional 221 planned demolitions and 109 planned stabilizations to come.

The Demolition Department recently debuted two new online dashboards that provide residents with up-to-date information on what has been done and what’s about to be done with demolition and vacant home stabilizations. The Demolition Tracker gives residents the option to view demolition and stabilization activity by City Council District or neighborhood, while the Neighborhood Improvement Tracker allows users to drill down by address, providing detailed information on activity within a one-mile radius of their home or business.

To read the news release in its entirety, go to For more information on Proposal N and City demolition efforts, visit Detroit Demolition Department.

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COVID vaccine and booster shots available at all City sites; Vaccines for ages 5-11 available at two locations

COVID Vaccines Available for Children and Adults

Residents, businesses and workers encouraged to sign up for Detroit Alerts 365, Detroit’s new emergency notification system

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The City of Detroit has launched a new notification system called Detroit Alerts 365 that sends Detroit-specific emergency notifications to individuals who sign up.

With this new, free system, individuals can choose to receive alerts via cell phone, landline, text, email, TTY, and/or social media. The high-speed system can reach people across the city in seconds, ensuring critical information can be quickly shared for situations such as:

  • Severe weather warnings from the National Weather Service
  • Public safety advisories
  • Flooding/natural disasters
  • Evacuation/shelter in place notices
  • Boil water advisories

For additional information on Detroit Alerts 365, or to register, go to

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