Today, city officials announced a new proposal that would eliminate residential blight from all neighborhoods in Detroit by mid-2025. The proposal would need to be approved by City Council to be placed on the March 2020 ballot. It would fund $250 million in bonds to eliminate all residential blight citywide, and would not increase taxes.
Users of public transit in Detroit can now download an app that supports a newly launched unified payment system for Detroit Department of Transportation and SMART buses.
The Dart app is now available for free download, where users create an account with their payment information and then, buy Dart passes directly on their phones. Upon purchase, users have immediate access to an electronic pass to show the driver upon boarding.
The City of Detroit and the Wayne County Treasurer, in partnership with Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, will provide free, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching to residents six Financial Empowerment Centers (FEC) that will be opening across Detroit. The first two, located inside the Wayne County Treasurer’s office Wayne Metro officially opened today.
While many Detroiters believe the city can only progress with updates to infrastructure or an influx of business, Detroit’s poetry community is asking that the creative arts, specifically poetry, become an essential part of Detroit’s future growth and development.