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Detroit To Auction Off Surplus Vehicles, Equipment

DETROIT (AP) – The city of Detroit is hoping to sell off garbage trucks, buses, other surplus vehicles and machine shop equipment to help pay down its debt. 112 more words

News

Water in Detroit

Detroit has been in the news recently for one of its “controversial” new policies. Protesters have been up in arms over the city’s decision to deny water – the most basic of human needs – to some families. 828 more words

Politics

Detroit Becomes Official Welcoming City

This morning at 9:00 a.m., Detroit City Council Members Raquel Castañeda-López and André Spivey will launch the Detroit Immigration Task Force. As its first action, the Task Force will announce the City of Detroit is joining the national “Welcoming Cities & Counties” initiative coordinated by Welcoming America. 433 more words

Community

Rosslyn Analytics Makes The Mayor of Detroit An Offer He May Not Be Able To Refuse by Jon Hansen

Editor’s Note: Given that the UK government was offended by the company’s offer to do a government-wide spend analysis, will UK-based Rosslyn Analytics offer of a similar service to the City of Detroit fly any better in America? 403 more words

Peter Smith

Rosslyn Analytics Makes The Mayor of Detroit An Offer He May Not Be Able To Refuse by Jon Hansen

“Detroit has been spending on average $100 million more than it has taken in for each of the past five years. The city’s $11 billion in unsecured debt includes $6 billion in health and other retirement benefits and $3 billion in retiree pensions for its 20,000 city pensioners, who are slated to receive less than 10 percent of what they were promised.

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Commentary

Map: Detroit Neighborhood Strength Index

A group of University of Michigan urban planning graduate students completed a 2006 report titled, “Planning for Detroit’s Tax-Reverted Properties: Possibilities for the Wayne County Land Bank. 106 more words

Land