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:
Many City services, such as tax and fee payments, permit applications and obtaining DDOT passes, are available at your convenience online at www.detroitmi.gov.
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 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.
COVID vaccine and booster shots available at all City sites; Vaccines for ages 5-11 available at two locations
Residents, businesses and workers encouraged to sign up for Detroit Alerts 365, Detroit’s new emergency notification system
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:
For additional information on Detroit Alerts 365, or to register, go to detroitalerts365.org.
Getting Back to Work Job Fair Slated for Nov. 12
The City of Detroit is hosting a Getting Detroit Back to Work recruitment event to fill 175 jobs, many of them related to President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), as well as other vacancies throughout City government. The in-person job fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, November 12.
The job fair seeks to fill 75 positions connected to ARPA programming and 101 openings in various City departments, many of which will be conducting on-the-spot interviews. Among the departments looking to fill vacancies are Law, Accounting/Finance, Information Technology, Housing/Community Development, Public Safety, and Construction Management.
Most of the positions require a bachelor’s degree, and job seekers must apply to begin a pre-screening phase at https://bit.ly/3C0nz2l. Once on the site, hit the Apply button. Job seekers must create an account and upload a resume. The deadline to register is November 11.