Detroit average EMS response time hit 8 minutes – the national benchmark – today for the first time in years. Ambulance response times averaged more than 15 minutes when Mayor Duggan took office in January 2014.
"After 13 years of being watched by the federal government, scrutinized over how it handles arrests and lockups, the Detroit Police Department is officially free from Big Brother oversight."
“We are making a promise to every single child who graduates from a high school in the City of Detroit that you will have your first two years of college paid for,” Mayor Mike Duggan said. “We’re going to build from here to the point where we’re ultimately going to raise money so it can be four years, but today it’s two years.”
“We are making a promise to every single child who graduates in the city of Detroit that you have your first two years of college paid for at community college,” Mayor Mike Duggan said during a press conference.
“These are not the City’s large marquee parks that already have seen improvements. These are the local parks that many families can walk to from home without ever having to cross a major road,” said Mayor Duggan. “As we bring back neighborhoods across this city, we are making sure we bring back the neighborhood parks along with them.”
“We are going to form every partnership and use every tool we can to drive down crime in our neighborhoods,” Mayor Duggan said. “Thanks to the commitment of these Detroit gas station owners, Project Green Light Detroit will give our officers immediate access to video and information that might otherwise take hours to gather.”
The new Detroit casting and machining facility will create 350 new jobs, including some for returning citizens. It is part of a larger campus, which is to include the redevelopment of Southwestern High School and the former American Mailers Building. Sakthi already employs 226 people at its existing facility next door to the planned new campus.
About 3,000 illegal dumping sites have been cleaned up, 2,000 potholes have been repaired, 550 abandoned vehicles have been removed and 275 traffic signal issues have been fixed. Nearly 1,000 complaints related to running water in an abandoned structure and 500 complaints related to water main breaks have been resolved.
Detroit's bus system has come a long way. In January 2014, when Mayor Duggan took office, as little as 58% of the city's scheduled bus fleet made it on the road each day. The rest sat in garages due to mechanical issues or lack of drivers. Today, the Detroit Department of Transportation announced the first full scheduled pullout of 192 buses in years.
"Detroit officials unveiled a new, $3.5-million system of parking kiosks rolling out across the city that promises to make it easier to pay to park and reduce the risk of getting a parking ticket."