City Council District 2 Newsletter – August

August 5, 2022 / Comments (0)

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AUGUST GREEN BANNER


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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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OR enter the Meeting ID into your Zoom app:

Meeting ID: 818 8071 1004


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  • Council Member Calloway and Members Waters and Johnson helped the Mayor and administration roll out the $203M Affordable Housing Plan. Read more on the next page.

  • This Tuesday, Council Member Calloway and three of her colleagues voted No against the $60M Hudson Site Tax Abatement. The measure passed with 5-4 vote in favor of the billion-dollar development. A formal statement on this vote can be found in Resident Updates/Press Releases.

  • This week Council Member Calloway submitted language for a Short Term Rental Ordinance that plans to improve oversight and enforcement mechanisms for those operating Airbnbs and other short-term rentals.


Council Member Calloway's Corner
Coffee & Conversations August 8

Click here to watch the July Coffee & Conversation Recap Video on Instagram!


Council Member Calloway Shares Viewpoint on Hudson Site Tax Abatement

Council Member Calloway joined Bankole Thompson in the studio on July 28th to discuss the $60M tax abatement. During the interview, Council Member Calloway stated that she was unaware of the newly amended benefits agreement before Tuesday’s Formal Session. During the interview, Council Member Calloway reviewed the community benefits ordinance agreement with BedRock stating,

“If you have an agreement, there has to be an enforcement component that I’ve not seen yet. And that’s my major concern…”

Council Member Calloway stated that the agreement does not go deep enough for legacy Detroiters. The full interview can be found on Facebook via 910 AM Superstation-WFDF.

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Affordable Housing 2900 Tyler

Council Member Calloway Announces $203M Affordable Housing Plan

Council Member Calloway, Members Waters, Johnson, and the Administration gathered at 2900 Tyler, a vacant apartment building in District 2 at Dexter-Linwood, on July 21st to announce the city’s $203-million affordable housing strategy. During the press conference, the City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department shared a comprehensive 7-point plan that includes new approaches to address housing security, including renovation of vacant apartment buildings and Land Bank homes, providing mortgage down-payment assistance, and self-sufficiency support. The plan also encompasses fast-tracking projects, including almost 2,000 new housing units below 60 percent of the median income and a hotline for housing services. Council Member Calloway passionately expressed her support for this effort at the conference stating housing is a human right and that every Detroiter deserves access to deeply affordable housing.


MPSC public hearing on Aug. 22 in Detroit

On August 22, the Michigan Public Service Commission will hold a Public Hearing at Wayne County Community College District’s downtown Detroit campus. The purpose of the hearing is to give Detroiters a chance to speak directly to Commissioners about DTE Energy’s electric rate increase proposal, filed in January for approximately $388 million in additional revenues. The proposal funds would improve its service, including modernizing infrastructure to increase the state’s energy grid reliability and producing cleaner energy. Council Member Calloway believes the rate increase is not feasible for the many Detroiters who bear the brunt of one of the country’s highest energy burdens. To read DTE Electric’s application, visit https://sforce.co/3P4xbyZ

To read more about Detroit’s Energy Burden, visit https://www.aceee.org/energy-burden.

PUBLIC HEARING DTE

Formal Session

The Formal Session begins promptly at 10 AM on Tuesdays!

You can watch it live on Channel 10 or by phone by calling one of these numbers: +1 929 436 2866 , +1 312 626 6799, +1 669 900 6833, +1 253 215 8782 , +1 301 715 8592, +1 346 248 7799 You can also attend via Zoom by visiting https://detroitmi.gov/Online-CC-Meeting or using the Meeting ID: 858 4690 3626

Public Comment: To participate at the time of Public Comment, please raise your hand within the zoom application.

1. Telephone participants: Raise your hand by pressing *9
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Web participants: Raise your hand by clicking raise hand in the application or pressing

a. Windows computer = [ALT] + [Y]

b. Apple computers = [OPTION] + [Y]


THANK YOU

Thank you to Detroit Pizza Bar for your superb service and delicious food. You all are incredibly gracious hosts. We look forward to planning our future celebrations with you.

DPB OWNERSMYYA JONES & AWCCONSTITUENTS & AWCBanners Comm. Manager AWCPRESS RELEASE 60M TAX ABATEMENT

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JAZZ ON THE AVE

Jazz on the Ave is a celebration of 100 business hosting their annual Customer Appreciation Day on the first Saturday in August on Detroit Historic Livernois Avenue of Fashion.

Food, Fashion, Art, Music and Family Fun.

We have it all here, on The Avenue of Fashion. Bring the whole family!

Watch the welcome video featuring Council Member Calloway by clicking here!


Marygrove Conservatory Block Party

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PALMER PARK FARMERS

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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.


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BLOCK CLUB GUIDEBOOK

Click on the image above to access the city of Detroit’s Department of Neighborhoods starter kit!


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.


VIBRANT BLOCKS

Vibrant Blocks for Business Corridor Tours will take place Aug. 10-12 from 1-4 p.m. Residents can talk about the needs and challenges facing Detroit business and property owners in Districts 1 and 2. Please register via the Eventbrite page at vibrantblocks.eventbrite.com.


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SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE BEST YARD CONTEST!

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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.


Improve Detroit App

16th Annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day

Neighborhoods Day 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF NEIGHBORHOODS DAY EVENTS


MGP Announcement

CLICK HERE TO APPLY


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*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED* for the UDCA Home Tour.

Several options for volunteering the day before and the day of the tour (September 9th & 10th) are available. Email udcahometour@outlook.com to get on the list!

Volunteers needed on September 9th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm to unload and organize supplies and put up signage at the tour staring point.

Volunteers needed on September 10th from 9:30am – 6:30pm for 3 hour shifts to help out with the tour staffing. Food and drinks provided for volunteers + an afterglow celebration!


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DWSD Lifeline Plan

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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