“This is another sign of progress," Mayor Mike Duggan said in a statement. "We still have a long way to go to in rebuilding our property values, but the fact that we have halted such a long, steep decline is a significant milestone. This also corresponds with the significant increase in home sale prices we have seen in neighborhoods across the city.”
Duggan issued this statement Thursday: "Balancing our third consecutive budget shows that this administration, in close partnership with City Council, is able to effectively manage the city's finances (and) helps set the stage for the end of active state financial oversight."
“Starting February 1st, we are going to start moving across the city in a systematic way to make sure that anyone who lives in a rental property is living in safe and healthy environment for their families,” Mayor Duggan said. “As part of this new approach, we are going to support good landlords and give renters greater protection against those who are not keeping their buildings in good condition.”
“This is the largest auto plant built in 20 years,” Duggan said. “We’re going to have 400 people working here. It’s going to be open in October, and it’s been a remarkable process.”
Duggan has touted Detroit At Work as the “centerpiece” of his approach to fighting joblessness in the city. His administration launched the program in February and has so far trained and graduated 500 residents with the majority of them landing full-time jobs. The training fields are in health care, information technology, construction and transportation, retail and hospitality, and manufacturing. Students go through a six- to seven-week training program and have the opportunity to interview for partnering companies with job openings.
Mayor Mike Duggan is starting off his second term with plans for vibrant neighborhood corridors and getting more Detroiters back to work.