April Newsletter

District 6 Newsletter - April 2018

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Dear District 6,


Happy Spring! As the weather gets warmer, my team and are excited to engage in even more community events like Motor City Makeover on May 19 and this weekend's Cinco de Mayo Parade. If you are having an community event and would like a representative from Team Rocky or the Mobile Office to attend, reach out to our office at (313) 224-2450!


Take Care,

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

Community Updates

Find a clean-up project in your community and join the City's Motor City Makeover on May 19! To receive limited supplies and register for a special pick-up of clean-up debris, call (313) 224-4415 or go to motorcitymakeover.org!

Motor City Makeover

Get Text Alerts on Your Waste Day!

To receive text alerts for your solid waste, recycling, bulk, and yard waste day as well as special holiday collection times, click here

*Curbside collection of yard waste began the week of April 9 and will continue until December 14. For more information on how to leave your yard waste, click here


News & Policy

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The Department of Public Works 2018 Upcoming Street Repairs will occur on:

  • Lonyo (between Michigan and Kirkwood)
  • McGraw (between Cecil and Warren)
  • Trumbull (between Grand River and Warren)
  • W Forest (between 14th and Trumbull)
  • W Grand Blvd (between W Vernor and Toledo)

Detroit Police Department - Crime Map

The City of Detroit has a new neighborhood crime-tracking tool 
Residents can use the tool now available on the City’s open data portal that allows residents to easily see what crimes have been committed.

To View the map. Click Here!



Detroit of Public Works - New Demolition Texting Service

Demo Texting Service:  By texting an address you care about to 313-254-DEMO (3366), residents will receive a text message listing the addresses of structures within 500 feet that are scheduled for demolition and the approximate date of demolition. The text also includes health tips reminding them to keep windows and doors closed during active demolition and to keep children and pets inside. As part of its ongoing effort to run the nation's largest and safest demolition program, the city of Detroit has launched this new text-based program to let residents know when a building near them is going to be demolished. The new system also will help guide residents living close to planned demolitions know what safety precautions to take to protect against any potentially harmful dust that may become airborne, despite the practice of wetting the house before and during demolition

Detroit Water and Sewage Department -  Drainage 

Drainage Charge: A monthly amount for the cost related to the collection and treatment of storm water as required by Federal and State laws. The charge is calculated by impervious surface rate as of January 2018
Drainage charges are applied to all parcel ownerships and classifications. The parcel may be owned by a resident, business, governmental, or tax exempt organization. It may be classified by the City Assessor’s Office as industrial, commercial, residential, or tax exempt. Drainage charges are billed on all parcels whether or not there is water service provided to the parcel or if the water service is active


Want to contact DWSD about your drainage charge? Email drainage@detroitmi.gov or call 313-267-8000 and press option 6