Detroit Mayor Duggan responds to HGTV star Nicole Curtis’ lawsuit over ownership of home
Lake Orion native Nicole Curtis, who hosts Rehab Addict Rescue on HGTV, filed a lawsuit against the Detroit Land Bank Authority, claiming she owned a home on East Grand Boulevard. Curtis planned to renovate the home, but the Land Bank listed the home for sale about a month ago. In the meantime -hats off to #flint land bank😁😁😁 pic.twitter.com/N86wVHErXc — Nicole Curtis (@nicolecurtis) March 20, 2021According to the Detroit Land Bank Authority, the previous homeowners lost the home in January 2017. But the Land Bank cannot legally give her the property,” Duggan said. “She can have 100 critical stories, the Land Bank is not going to break the law.
Detroit expands COVID vaccine eligibility to all on-site workers who live or work in city
DETROIT – The City of Detroit is expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to include anyone who lives or works in the city and has to report to work. Now eligibility has been extended to all onsite employees provided they live or work in the city, such as bank branch staff and other officer workers. All others onsite workers now eligible should schedule their appointment by calling the city’s central vaccine scheduling number at 313-230-0505. More: Michigan COVID vaccine eligibility expands Monday: What to know‘Senior Saturdays’ expandsThe City of Detroit is expanding eligibility for its weekend Senior Saturday vaccination events, which will now be called Community Saturdays to reflect the broader eligibility. Call center staff will contact each scheduled person prior to their second appointment to remind them.
Detroit Mayor Duggan to announce new Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine clinic
DETROIT – Monday, March 8, marked the first day COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expanding to Michiganders 50 years old and up with certain health conditions. There are now three vaccines available -- Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. AdIt’s the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that had the Duggan administration making a rare unforced error last week when the mayor turned down 6,200 doses because he wanted Detroiters to “get the best”. CDC: Fully vaccinated people can visit unvaccinated people without masks, social distancingThe White House COVID-19 response team provided an update on the pandemic on Monday afternoon. The guidance was very conservative but does provide a road map for those who are fully vaccinated to begin seeing other people.
Michigan reps. concerned over COVID vaccine rollout to pharmacies
The White House has selected specific pharmacies in each state to receive and administer coronavirus vaccines to help ramp up vaccine distribution. See: What we know about the process of getting COVID-19 vaccine doses to pharmacies“Statewide, 20,000 doses are going to Ride Aid pharmacies -- 200 stores across the state. So that’s only going to leave 100 doses per store,” said Andrew Cox, director of the Macomb County Health Department. Macomb County is a large Michigan county with a large senior and vulnerable adult population. Last week, the state gave Macomb County about 7,300 doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Detroit Mayor Duggan on Kwame Kilpatrick’s commutation: ‘This is a decision President Trump got right’
FILE - In this March 11, 2013, file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves federal court after being convicted in Detroit, of corruption charges. (David Coates/Detroit News via AP, File)DETROIT – Current Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan supports President Trump’s decision to commute former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s prison sentence. Kilpatrick has served seven years of a 28-year federal prison sentence for a long list of charges including racketeering and bribery. Here’s the original Kilpatrick commutation statement from the White House:“President Trump commuted the sentence of the former Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Malik Kilpatrick. Thankfully, under Michigan law, he cannot hold state or local public office for 20 years after his conviction.”More: Kwame Kilpatrick section
Detroit Mayor Duggan announces 2021 re-election campaign
DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan announced his run for re-election in 2021 on Wednesday. Duggan has been in office since 2013. He won re-election in 2017, meaning this would be his third term if elected. Other potential 2021 candidates for Detroit mayor include Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, a Michigan state representative, and state Rep. Shri Thanedar, who ran for Michigan governor in 2018. Related: City of Detroit extends moratorium on residential water shutoffs through 2022
Detroit City Council approves adult use marijuana ordinance
Important PointsLegislation includes robust social equity program to help build wealth amongst DetroitersAt least 50% of all new licenses to be issued to “Legacy Detroiters”All state approved adult use licenses to be made availableLegacy applicants to receive priority application review, discounts on application feesDETROIT – Today the Detroit City Council voted to unanimously approve an adult-use recreational marijuana ordinance also known as Chapter 20 of the 2019 Detroit City Code, which allows adult-use marijuana licensing in Detroit. Passage of this ordinance by the full body of the Detroit City Council allows licensing for the following state approved categories: adult-use retailer establishment, grower, processor, safety compliance facility, temporary marihuana event, microbusiness, designated consumption lounge and secure transporter. The ordinance allows current medical marijuana licensees an opportunity at obtaining adult use licenses but works steadfastly to create an avenue of participation for residents of the city where this new industry will be located. The City of Detroit Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity Department will begin accepting Detroit Legacy applications for certification in January 2021 and the Building, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department will follow by accepting applications for adult-use licensing starting April 1, 2021. For more information about the adult-use marijuana ordinance or the social equity program component, reach out to email@example.com or click here.
Early voting in Michigan begins today
LANSING, Mich. – The 2020 Election is Nov. 3, but in Michigan you can cast your vote starting Thursday. Early and absentee voting is officially underway in Michigan. “We want you to wear your mask and bring your form of ID so you can cast your ballot,” Whitmer said. “Secretary Benson and Clerk Winfrey are working very closely to ensure that this election runs smoothly," Whitmer said. We want to ensure that Michigan voices get counted.”
Detroit holds memorial day for COVID-19 victims
DETROIT – The city of Detroit is holding a memorial day on Monday to honor more than 1,500 residents who died from COVID-19. On Monday, “Detroit Memorial Day,” families are driving their cars in 15 consecutive funeral processions past nearly 900 billboard-sized photos of loved ones staked around Belle Isle. The photos represent a majority of the 1,500 Detroiters lost to the virus between through early August. Portraits of COVID-19 victims line the street Aug. 31, 2020 on Belle Isle in Detroit. (WDIV)Duggan spoke at 8:15 a.m. at the foot of the bridge to Belle Isle.
Dedicated road lanes from Detroit to Ann Arbor for autonomous vehicles announced
DETROIT Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer with other state and city leaders, like Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan all gathered outside the historic Michigan Central Station to talk about a new project. The project will allow autonomous vehicles to travel from Detroit to Ann Arbor, the Michigan Connected Corridor. What may be the worlds most sophisticated roadway will be built here in Michigan, Whitmer said. READ MORE: Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles
Violations persist at Detroit River seawall collapse site
DETROIT Revere Dock was busted months ago after a dock collapsed into the Detroit River leaving a huge hole. The Revere Dock collapsed in November, spilling contaminated soil into the Detroit River. Revere Dock said if their plan is approved, it would take about six months to complete. Officials with the city of Detroit said the company has paid $63,000 to resolve the outstanding violations. Detroit Bulk Storage, who leases the land, still owes the city $62,790.
Detroit leaders announces launch of community health corps, hopeful city council adopts housing assistance proposal
DETROIT City leaders addressed a range of topics at a press briefing Monday from protests, the establishment of a community health corps to $31 million in federal funding for housing security. Duggan announced the establishment of what he referred to as a community health corps. I envision a community health corps, said Duggan. Both Duggan and director of Housing and Revitalization, Donald Rencher, are hopeful that the Detroit City Council adopts the proposal quickly. In regards to the coronavirus Duggan encouraged Detroit residents to continue wearing masks and practicing social distancing despite recent progress.
Officials urge Michiganders to practice social distancing during warm weekend weather
Officials urge Michiganders to practice social distancing during warm weekend weatherPublished: May 2, 2020, 11:09 pmThe weather was pretty much perfect Saturday and as expected, many people enjoyed the day outside, but all week Governor Whitmer and Mayor Duggan urged people to maintain social distancing, at all costs.
Detroit City Council votes against Duggans $250 million bond proposal to fight blight
DETROIT The Detroit City Council has voted against Mayor Mike Duggans ballot initiative aimed to fund the completion of the citys blight removal program. Duggan had presented City Council a request to authorize a March 2020 ballot initiative asking voters to give the city authority to sell up to $250 million in bonds to remove all residential blight from every Detroit neighborhood by mid-2025. The City Council voted Tuesday, 6-3, against putting the proposal in front of voters. The bond sale would not result in increased taxes. Without the bond funds, the city said it expected it would take 13 years to complete the same number of demolitions using available city general funds.
Procida Development, Detroit mayor break ground on first phase of $100M midtown west development
The first phase of Midtown West will include two developments bounded by the Lodge Freeway, Selden Street, and an extended Fourth Avenue and Tuscola Street. The second development in the first phase will be the largest residential development in Midtown West. Midtown Detroit Inc., Invest Detroit, and Q Factor will be redeveloping the historic Jefferson School across the street as a co-working and incubation hub in a separate development. Remarks at todays celebration were given by Mayor Duggan, Procida CEO Mario Procida, Midtown Detroit Inc. Executive Director Sue Mosey, and Donald Rencher, director of the Citys Housing and Revitalization Department. As part of its further commitment to the neighborhood, Procida also presented Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corp. today with a check for $50,000 to help it upgrade its facility.
Watch Local 4 News at 5 -- Oct. 21, 2019
DETROIT - Here's our top story on Local 4 News at 5:Detroit mayor's office investigationA report released Monday by the Office of Inspector General said the mayor's chief of staff Alexis Wiley ordered staffers to delete emails related to the city's work with the Make Your Date Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Authorities said Make Your Date was selected by Duggan based on his experience and advice of members of his transition team. Get the full story on Local 4 News at 5Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Watch Local 4 News at 5 -- Sept. 16, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what is coming up on Local 4 News at 5:UAW-GM strikeNegotiations between General Motors and the United Auto Workers are ongoing as the strike continues. Workers shutdownMichigan's 48 thousand state workers were warned of potential layoffs if a budget deal isn't reached. Barricaded gunmanThe all-clear was given in Garden City after two people were shot and police were locked in a barricaded gunman situation. AGT finalsThe Detroit Youth Choir will be performing in the finals of "America's Got Talent." Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Watch Local 4 News at 4 -- Sept. 16, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what is coming up on Local 4 News at 4:GM strikeNegotiations between General Motors and the United Auto Workers are ongoing as the strike continues. Police situationPolice said they are trying to figure out what triggered a shooting and barricade situation in Garden City. Duggan blight removalThe mayor is asking the City Council for a $250 million bond to eliminate all residential blight in Detroit by mid-2025. Ford Explorer recallFord is recalling more than 300 thousand Ford Explorers. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Dakkota to build $55 million facility to supply new Detroit FCA plant
DETROIT - Mayor Duggan and industry leaders announced Tuesday the first "major supplier" for the new FCA assembly plant that's under construction on the city's east side. The company is planning to build a $55 million manufacturing facility to supply parts to FCA. "We applaud Dakkotas commitment to invest in a new manufacturing facility on Detroits east side and to join FCA in putting Detroiters first," reads a statement from FCA. According to Duggan's office, Dakkota has committed to the same priority hiring practices for Detroiters as FCA. To honor the history of the schools, Dakkota plans to preserve the giant blue Kettering K on its site and move existing park equipment to a new location.
WATCH LIVE: New Detroit FCA plant supplier announcement
DETROIT - Mayor Duggan and industry leaders are set to announce the first "major supplier" for the new FCA assembly plant that's under construction on the city's east side. The multi-million dollar investment is expected to create hundreds of new manufacturing jobs. According to Duggan's office, the supplier has committed to the same priority hiring practices for Detroiters as FCA. When: 11 a.m. today (watch live here)Where: Kettering High School, 6101 Van Dyke St, Detroit, MI 48213How to apply for a job at new FCA Detroit. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.