District 6 June Newsletter

District 6 Newsletter - June 2018

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Dear District 6,

We are excited and gearing up to host our annual summer youth program Team Rocky Jr! The youth participants will learning about political and community engagement as they doorknock District 6 with me and the rest of the team. Additionally, if you'd like to invite the Mobile Office to your summer event, see the flyer at the end of the newsletter!


Take Care,

Raquel Castañeda López
Detroit City Council Member, District 6
#WeRDistrict6 #TeamRockyD6


2017 Team Rocky Jr. participants visit CAYMC Building.

Community Updates


Extreme Heat Advisory
The City of Detroit will open recreation centers this weekend to give residents relief from the extreme heat

6 Recreation Centers will open Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, to provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat.
Cooling Centers will be open Noon to 8 PM during the weekend and will be available during normal weekday hours on Friday

The following recreation centers will be open to serve as cooling centers on June 30 and July 1 from Noon to 8 PM each day: 
•Williams Recreation Center - 8431 Rosa Parks Boulevard
•Coleman A. Young Recreation Center - 2751 Robert Bradby Drive
•Patton Recreation Center - 2301 Woodmere Street
•Farwell Recreation Center - 2711 East Outer Drive
•Crowell Recreation Center - 16630 Lahser Road
•Northwest Activities Center - 18100 Meyers Road


 During periods of extreme heat, the Detroit Health Department recommends that residents: 

•Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
•Eat well-balanced, light, and regular meals. Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.
•Reduce outdoor activities and stay inside in air-conditioned locations.
•Never leave children, seniors, or pets alone in closed vehicles—even for short periods of time. The temperature inside the car can become 30–40 degrees hotter than the outside temperature.
•Check on family and neighbors who are older, sick, or with special needs that may need help responding to the heat.
•Watch out for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which include: confusion; hot, dry, flushed skin; cool and clammy skin; lightheadedness; headache; dizziness; and nausea. Call 911 immediately if any of these symptoms o

Chass run


The Chass 5k is coming up this month!

Find more information HERE

Bridging communities

Senio Friendship day

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Business fair

News & Policy


Medical Marijuana

The Detroit City Planning Commission approved the current draft of the medical marijuana ordinance and sent it to Council with a few recommendations - you can read the draft here. The draft was reviewed by the Planning and Economic Development committee and sent to Council for setting of the Public Hearing, which will likely take place in late July.


Ford Train Station

Ford Motor Company has bought Detroit’s Michigan Central Station. The new campus will provide office space for Ford employees in addition to mixed-use space for retail, residential housing and offices for other employers.

To follow the progress of a community benefits conversations with Ford's new development, click here.

Project Clean Slate

DDOT routes

Sustainability Survey

The Office of Sustainability is hoping to engage Detroiters to help set its Sustainability Action Agenda! Fill out the Sustainability Survey and pass it along to ensure that the City hears your priorities and what you think would make your community more healthy, prosperous, and equitable.

Please note that there is an optional demographics section of the survey to make sure that they hear from a representative group of Detroiters. All respondent information will remain confidential.