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Dearborn Heights police chief resigns amid city council conflict | #citycouncil

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – Mayor Bill Bazzi of Dearborn Heights has formally announced the departure of Jerrod S. Hart, his police chief. The announcement, which took place on Wednesday (July 3), was made more urgent as Bazzi accepted Hart’s ‘Constructive Termination’ notice, effective immediately. Hart said his departure was due to the continued harassment, retaliation, […]

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Dearborn Heights city council passes budget to avert government shutdown | #citycouncil

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – The city of Dearborn Heights averted a government shutdown Friday by passing a budget for the new fiscal year. The deadline to pass the fiscal year 2024-2025 budget is Monday (July 1). After three hours of meticulous deliberation and thoughtful discussion, council members successfully passed the budget, averting a potential government […]

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Administration prepares for city service halt amid budget impasse in Dearborn Heights | #citycouncil

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – The Dearborn Heights administration and staff, deeply frustrated by the city council’s repeated rejection of their proposed budget, have initiated preparations for a potential shutdown of all city services, effective July 1. Dearborn Heights Charter mandates that the city council adopt a proposed budget by the first Monday in June of […]

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Detroit mayor celebrates as city breaks NFL Draft attendance record

DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan is all smiles after a successful, record-breaking NFL Draft in Detroit. “The idea that we would smash all the NFL attendance records never crossed my mind, but it’s been a spectacular team effort,” Duggan said. By Sunday evening, estimates reported approximately 775,000 people attended the three-day event. From out of […]

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Dearborn mayor ramps up police patrols after “Islamophobic rhetoric” in WSJ op-ed

DEARBORN, Mich. (FOX 2) – The mayor of Dearborn announced Saturday that police will be ramping up patrols in his city after “Islamophobic rhetoric” in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. “Effective immediately – Dearborn police will ramp up its presence across all places of worship and major infrastructure points.” Mayor Abdullah Hammoud said on X. “This […]

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Mayor Duggan welcomes group of 30 new Detroit Department of Transportation drivers get their badges

DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan helped welcome 30 new Detroit Department of Transportation bus drivers. Friday’s (Jan. 5) group of graduates completed months of classroom and on-the-road training to receive their official operator badges. Their graduation came just one day after Duggan announced a pay raise for DDOT operators. “This is one of the largest […]

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Mayor Duggan outlines Land Value Tax Plan during District 2 meeting in Detroit

DETROIT – Nearly every homeowner in Detroit could see their property taxes reduced by 17% on average under the Land Value Tax Plan. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan explained the measures at a District 2 meeting on Monday (Sept. 18) night. Under the plan, the city would increase the taxes on land throughout the city. Owners of abandoned […]

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Renaming Hart Plaza? Detroit city council considering it, but community support mixed | #citycouncil

DETROIT – City council members are considering renaming Downtown Detroit’s iconic Hart Plaza, but locals seem unsure of the change. Detroit City Council member Mary Waters on Tuesday, July 25, proposed renaming the Philip A. Hart Plaza to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza. The resolution seeks to honor MLK, who helped lead the […]

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Detroit city council passes new law to crackdown on ATVs | #citycouncil

(CBS DETROIT) – Detroit gas station owner and U.S Senate candidate Nasser Beydoun says he supports a new ordinance in Detroit that will now ban unregistered ATVs from getting fuel at gas stations in the city. “Whatever we can do to promote public safety, we are willing to do that,” Beydoun said. “If it can […]

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Attorneys for Flint residents file motion to hold city, mayor in contempt of court over lead pipe work

(CBS DETROIT) – It’s been nine years since lead was found in Flint’s water supply, and many residents are still dealing with issues related to the public health crisis. “Getting the lead services lines out are only one part of this, and here we are. We’re not finished yet,” said Flint resident Melissa Mays.  Mays joined […]

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