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Self determination returned to Detroiters: Mayor and City Council regain control of city operations

"I have said to you for the last month that when this came down to crunch time, it would be done smoothly and without drama," Duggan said at a press conference after the council unanimously approved the deal. "I expect tonight you will see Mr. Orr sign four or five orders, the most important of which is returning democracy back to the city of Detroit."

September 25th, 2014|

Scrap metal bill passes Michigan House of Representatives

Mayor Duggan: "Today's passage of HB 4593 is great news for Detroit and every other community that has struggled with the issue of illegal scrappers. Not only does it create an important paper trail for law enforcement, it removes many of the incentives, such as immediate cash payment, that have made it all too easy for scrappers to profit from the dismantling of our city.

March 19th, 2014|

Duggan to business community: Help stop scrap-metal theft

"We have to deal with the issue of the unsavory scrap metal dealers in the city of Detroit," he said. "The businesses in this town are having to fence in their rooftop air handling units because they are being brazenly stolen," he added. "It costs twice as much to open here than the suburbs because of the insurance."

February 25th, 2014|

Mike Duggan sworn as as Mayor; gets to work

“I’d like to see a city where the police show up when you call, where the streetlights work at night, where the buses run on time and where the abandoned properties are gone,” Mr. Duggan said on a recent afternoon. “But more than anything else, five years from now, I expect the population of the city of Detroit to be growing again.” (from the New York Times, 12/31/2013)

January 1st, 2014|