Team Rocky Weekly Email | April 20

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Weekly Update | April 23, 2018

Hanan and Afton

Team Rocky staffers Hanan and Afton flyering in the snow on Tuesday!

What's happening Downtown?

City Council approvals:

  • A resolution opposing the US Department of Commerce’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
  • An ordinance which makes it clear that minors are not allowed to buy or possess air guns.
  • A resolution to approve an application and licensing fee for medical marijuana facilities under the City’s voter-approved ordinance. For a list of legally operating facilities in Detroit, click here. Law enforcement continues against illegally operating facilities.
  • A resolution in support of Michigan House Bill 5524, which would require the Michigan Department of Education to develop professional development training for teachers on how to deliver mental health first aid.

New District 6 buildings in the demolition pipeline839 Distel, 3363 Edsel, 10123 Grand River, 6332 John Kronk, 9193-5 Longworth, 3548 Lovett, 8163 Mandalay, 4320 McGraw, 8312 Roselawn, 9071 Stoepel, 5101 Tireman, 5214 Vancouver, 8601-05 W. Vernor, 8607 W. Vernor, 1240 Waterman, 4513 Oregon.

What's happening in the Districts?

Immigration Task Force Meting



Meeting of the City of Detroit Immigration Taskforce (ITF) 

The only pan-ethnic convening table of immigrant & refugee advocacy groups in Detroit!


  • Real Change, Real Talk: Food, Drink and Conversation about Detroit's Neighborhoods. A conversation on gentrification moderated by Stephen Henderson of WDET and hosted by Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit. Thursday, April 26 | 4:30-7:30 at El Nacimiento, 7400 Vernor Hwy. Call 313-818-3528 to RSVP. [D6]
  • Join the Detroit Health Department's Community Health Vision session to imagine healthier environments and communities. Thursday, April 26 | 5:30pm at Wayne County Community College, 801 W Fort St. Call 313-590-1613 to RSVP. [D6]

Family Friendly Fun

  • Join Team Rocky for the kickoff event of Fresh Wagon, the DDOT bus that can take you to fresh produce and meats at Eastern Market from your neighborhood. Free giveaways, info, and games! Saturday, April 21 | 8am-12pm, Piwok Park @ Beatrice and Visger. [D6]
  • Come to the Land & Water Works Summit to learn about recycling, birdhouses, stormwater management, and more! Sunday, April 22 | 10am-3pm, St Gabriel's Church, 811 W Vernor. [D6]

Social Services

  • Free Citizenship Workshop hosted by the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit and South Asian American Voices for Impact. Saturday, April 28 | 9am-1pm, Sri Balaji Temple of Great Lakes, 3325 Middlebelt Rd West Bloomfield, MI 48323. Register with Wojciech Zolnowski  313-600-7618.
  • College scholarship opportunity for: high school seniors and college students currently in their Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years, who live in 48208, 48209, 48210, 48216, 48217 and attend a public, private, charter, parochial school or home-school. Deadline April 25th! 
  • DTE's Utility Assistance LSP deadline is April 30th. If you or anyone you know needs help to make energy payments more affordable, please share this info.

BONUS: Gordie Howe Bridge Construction Update

Council Member Castañeda-López will be reading the Loraz in Spanish at 2:30! Sunday, April 22 | 10am-4pm 

 Avalon International Breads, 422 W. Willis. [D6]


Lorax Flyer