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City Council wants developers to deliver jobs they promise for Detroiters

Marathon Petroleum’s shortcomings in hiring Detroiters and the $ 1 sale of a swath of city-owned land for the new Red Wings arena illustrate a need for more accountability, supporters of the ordinance say. Full News here – freep

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Detroit City Council signs off on operating and construction agreements for Woodward streetcar

Organizers behind a 3.3-mile streetcar line along Woodward Avenue said today that groundbreaking and construction details of the transit project “will be announced in the coming weeks” — with an indication work should begin next month. The news follows Detroit City Council’s unanimous approval of the M-1 Rail project’s operating and construction agreement today.  Organizers also said in a […]

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Detroit City Council approves water rate hike

The Detroit City Council has approved a rate hike that is expected to raise water and sewerage bills by almost 9 percent. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Detroit council to vote on proposed hike in water rates

Detroit council to vote on proposed hike in water rates Detroit — The City Council approved Tuesday a proposed hike in water rates for the city's customers set by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department for the upcoming fiscal year. The 6-2 approval of a 4.6 percent increase will aid the ailing water … Full […]

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Detroit council gives final OK to transfer DIA assets to trust

The City Council today gave its final approval of a bankruptcy plan to transfer the assets of the Detroit Institute of Arts to an irrevocable trust in exchange for state and foundation funding to aid city pensioners. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit council unanimously approves charitable trust for DIA art

The Detroit City Council voted to move artwork threatened by the city’s bankruptcy into a charitable trust. Full News here – Detroit News

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Council votes to transfer DIA assets to trust

The City Council today voted to endorse Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s plan to transfer assets of the Detroit Institute of Arts to an irrevocable trust in exchange for $ 661 million in aid for city pensions. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit council chief Jones takes cooperative tone with Duggan

— Council President Brenda Jones is setting a different tone for the city and its legislative body by coordinating with Mayor Mike Duggan on key issues and working collaboratively with her eight colleagues. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit council president calls state policing of Belle Isle a 'disgrace'

Detroit council president calls state policing of Belle Isle a 'disgrace' Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones said the new security at the state-run Belle Isle park is a “disgrace” and she will be raising her concerns with state officials. Jones said about 500 people have been arrested on the island since the state … […]

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Vote to be held Wednesday for neighborhood advisory council on $650 million Detroit Red Wings project

The advisory group will have 16 members, four of whom have been chosen by city council. The remaining 12 will be chosen by the community at Wednesday’s meeting, which is taking place at 6 p.m. at the Block at Cass Park, 2727 Second Ave. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Vote to be held Wednesday for neighborhood advisory council on $650 million Detroit Red Wings project

The advisory group will have 16 members, four of whom have been chosen by city council. The remaining 12 will be chosen by the community at Wednesday’s meeting, which is taking place at 6 p.m. at the Block at Cass Park, 2727 Second Ave. Full News here – Detroit News

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Mayor, city council team up for new radio ad

“Have you ever thought you’d see the mayor and council working together?,? says the voice on a Detroit radio ad. No we didn’t. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Troy council votes to offer $1.05 million to developer for Troy Transit Center property

Chad Halcom – The Troy City Council voted 7-0 Monday night to authorize an offer of $ 1.05 million to Grand/Sakwa Properties LLC, to reacquire the 2.7-acre Troy Transit Center property after the courts found it had reverted to private ownership. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Developing Detroit: Punch Bowl Social coming to the ‘Z’; Council signs off on Joe Louis Arena demolition

A look at development stories from around the metro area this week Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Feds probe vote for Detroit City Council leadership

Federal law enforcement officials have subpoenaed the Rev. Horace Sheffield to find out what he knows about rumors that someone tried to pay Detroit City Council members to influence the outcome of the vote for the council presidency, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit […]

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