City Council District 2 Newsletter

July 16, 2022 / Comments (0)

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Thank you District 2!

I am committed to ensuring the issues and concerns of District 2 are heard and addressed. No matter how tough the decisions, they will be made in the best interest of our residents. It’s not just about you or me, but about all of us who make up this tenacious city!

-Council Member Angela Whitfield Calloway


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Detroit District 2 Map courtesy of Detroit Free Press


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D2 Team Calloway

July District 2 Virtual Meeting Invitation

Click here to join the Team Calloway D2 Community Meeting

OR enter the Meeting ID into your Zoom app:

Meeting ID: 854 0798 5244


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  • Council Member Calloway has moved a Resolution to declare the current housing crisis in the City of Detroit as a Public Health crisis. This designation focuses on shifting resources toward addressing the systems and structures perpetuating housing insecurity, chronic homelessness, and poverty.

  • Council Member Calloway is exploring the possible codification of a Tenant Bill of Rights to provide expanded protections to the 52% of Detroiters who are now tenants.

  • Council Member Calloway has opposed a land sale in District 2 where she believes the Administration, Council, and respective departments can have a more robust conversation and action on land utilization throughout the city. The Council Member has proposed shifting away from heavy-industrial zoning to mixed-used zoning (or down-zoning) best to incorporate the future economic trajectory of our city.


Council Member Calloway's Corner
Coffee & Conversation

Council Member Calloway Cleans Alongside San Bernardo Park Association

Council Member Calloway joined the San Bernardo Park Association for a community clean-up on Saturday, June 25. She worked alongside residents to pull weeds, remove debris and cut grass throughout the neighborhood. “I had a great time at the Saturday clean-up. I am always glad to serve!”

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Palmer Woods Music in Homes 2022

Join us to enjoy fabulous jazz, classical and world music concerts under a spacious tent set up in beautiful gardens of historic Palmer Woods homes. Delicious meals are included with each concert.

Grammy nominees, Knight and Kresge Artists, and other award-winning, extraordinary musicians highlight the Palmer Woods Music in Homes series. These musicians live in Detroit or have strong roots here, but are known ’round the world for exporting our city’s stellar sounds.

Tickets purchased previously will be honored on the newly rescheduled dates. Email concertseries@palmerwoods.org or call Barbara at 313-891-2514 with your requests or questions.


Absentee

In Michigan, you can vote before Election Day using an absentee ballot. Request your ballot today for the August 2 Primary. Visit MI.gov/vote to apply online or to download and print an application.


Flyer - NIF Neighborhood Beautification Program

The funds available under the newly created Neighborhood Beautification Program (NBP) can be used to fuel creative ideas, spark neighborhood revitalization, or strengthen the connections between neighborhood-based groups. The City of Detroit will provide resources to allow the eligible organizations and residents to become actively engaged in the health and well-being of their community and to encourage residents to get involved in making their neighborhood better. The initial funding for the program will be $2.25 million, which includes $1.25 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding and $1 million in Neighborhood Improvement Fund funding. Grants will range from $500 to $15,000, and up to 50 projects a year will receive funding. Under the program, funds will support the repurposing and beautification of property owned by neighborhood associations, block clubs, faith-based organizations (such as churches), or non-profit organizations. For those entities that have a desire to beautify their community but do not own land, the program will assist the organizations with purchasing or leasing vacant lots owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority located near the organization to carry out a public activity and purpose in their neighborhood.


Adopt the Block

Detroit Sidewalk Damage Reporter

Property Owners are responsible for maintaining and repairing damaged sidewalk and driveways in front of or on the side of their property. If the sidewalk is damaged by roots from a tree between the sidewalk and the road, your property may be eligible for repairs by the Department of Public Works (DPW). If the sidewalk is damaged during work by a utility company, contact the utility company for assistance with repairs.

DTE – 313-270-9240

DWSD – 313-267-7401 or 313-267-1232

Instructions for Reporting Damaged Sidewalk

  1. Enter the closest address or cross streets (ex. Woodward and Congress) into the issue in the address box(“find address or place”) at the top of the screen, then hit “Enter”. If you don’t have an available address (i.e. school, vacant lot etc.) navigate the map to the closest property square.
  2. Zoom in and select the property where the damaged sidewalk is located. It is important that you select the correct property or the inspector may inspect the wrong location.
  3. Confirm that you chose the correct address, then select “Report a sidewalk issue at this location”. This will prompt a reporting survey that will ask you a few questions. Please provide an image if possible. If you are reporting more than one location on a block, you can enter each location separately or you can list the additional addresses in the Remarks section at the end of the survey. Please be brief, there is limited space in this section.
What Happens Next?
If you are reporting damaged sidewalks, the sidewalks will be inspected within 60 days. If you are reporting damages to your property made by the sidewalk contractor, we will notify the contractor, and someone will get back to you within 2 weeks.

For more information on the City of Detroit’s Sidewalk program click here.


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2022 yard waste collection begins the week of April 4. Yard waste collection will be picked up on the same day as your bulk items. Yard waste will be collected a biweekly basis until December 23.

1. Residents can place grass clippings, leaves, and small twigs that are no more than two inches in diameter in biodegradable paper bags on their bi-weekly scheduled bulk collection day.

2. Branches and twigs that are up to four feet in length and no more than four inches in diameter should be bundled and tied securely and placed at the curb line.

3. Individual bundles should not weigh more than 60 pounds.

4. When placing bagged yard waste at the curb, it should be at least six feet from the city garbage container.

5. The City’s contractors will not collect yard waste in plastic bags. Failure to place yard waste in paper bags can result in a fine of $200; similarly placing your garbage container at the curbside too early or keeping it at the curbside after the day of pickup can result in a fine of $300.

For text message reminders of bulk and garbage dates, text your street address to sign up for weekly trash & recycling reminders to 313-800-7905.


Neighborhood patrol flyer

Click here to download and print the paper application to join or start a patrol in your area!


DDOT HIRING

Help drive the city! DDOT is looking for dedicated employees who can provide excellent customer service while being the Motor that moves the City. We offer a competitive salary, health and dental plans, a pension package, and more.

Visit our website for more info: http://ow.ly/4Uay50J0kg7


H4H Flyer Registration

We are excited to announce Handlebars for the Homeless Bike Tour (H4H) is returning in-person with a new route for 2022. The event will take place on Sunday, August 14, 2022.

All funds raised from this ride will go to support individuals experiencing homelessness.  NSO’s H4H guided bicycle tour will highlight some of Detroit’s hidden treasures. The tour begins and ends at the NSO Bell Building located at 882 Oakman Boulevard in Detroit (former historic Michigan Bell Building) with a stop in the middle at the Clay Apartments, NSO’s new 42-unit permanent supportive housing facility located near the Eastern Market District.  The 15-mile tour guides cyclists through some of Detroit’s most notable neighborhoods including Boston Edison, Piety Hill, and Virginia Park. Cyclists will also travel through the historic Poletown and Milwaukee Junction communities. All participants will receive a NSO Handlebars for the Homeless high-performance T-shirt, spoke card, raffle entry, and refreshments. The ride is fully supported with seasoned bicyclists and professional mechanics cycling with the group. All proceeds will benefit the homeless.

Cyclists will also be able to support the ride virtually and raise money anytime and anywhere beginning Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14, 2022. Cyclists can ride indoors or outdoors, atop a traditional bike or a smart bike trainer, on their favorite bike path or a virtual bicycle app.


Palmer Park Farmers Market

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16th Annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day

Neighborhoods Day 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF NEIGHBORHOODS DAY EVENTS


MGP Announcement

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Lead Service Line Replacement Program

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The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) estimates there are more than 80,000 lead service lines delivering water to homes in Detroit. In the city of Detroit, lead service lines are most likely to be found in single family homes built before 1945.

The water leaving the treatment plants that serve the city of Detroit does not contain lead, but lead can be released into drinking water from corrosion in lead service lines and household plumbing that contains lead. The water provided to DWSD customers contains a corrosion inhibitor to reduce corrosion of lead and other pipe materials into drinking water. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health and developmental problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Since 2018, DWSD has been working to verify lead service lines and replace them as part of the Asset Management Program.

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