Team Rocky Weekly Email | July 6

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Weekly Update | July 6, 2018

Staff Meeting

Taking the staff meeting outside!

What's happening Downtown?

City Council approvals:

  • A contract to replace 8 basketball courts around the city as a part of the Detroit Pistons deal to move back to Detroit. This year in District 6, the Parks Dept will repair 4th St-Charlotte Park's court! Through 2023, the City will receive $2.5 million to replace 60 basketball courts around the city.
  • A contract of $417,871 to demolish 23 properties in Districts 5 and 6
  • A property sale at 6181 W Warren - buyer plans to build a small two unit strip mall
  • A resolution opposing the separation of families and the administration’s zero-tolerance stance on immigration! View here.

Medical marijuana: Council Member Tate introduced an ordinance to regulate medical marijuana. Come voice your opinion at the Council's public hearing: July 26th, 10am. 2 Woodward Ave, 13th Floor. 

Keeping families in their homes: City Council approved a settlement with the ACLU that would allow homeowners eligible for the poverty tax exemption to purchase their foreclosure-threatened homes for $1,000. Get approved by July 13th to take advantage of the settlement - learn more by calling 313-963-3310 ext 339. 

What's happening in the Districts?


  • Big news! The Windsor-Detroit-Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced Bridging North America as the preferred proponent for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. Fun fact: The bridge will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. Learn more. 
  • The City of Detroit has begun a major citywide beautification project to improve nearly 100 of its city parks by removing old fencing and replacing it with decorative boulders. View a list of parks here.

Meetings and Info Sessions

  • Do you live between Epworth, Joy, Beechwood and Tireman? The Hope Coalition invites you to a monthly community meeting - they will provide updates about their housing rehab project and want to hear from you! July 12th, 1pm. Meditation Missionary Baptist Church at 5841 Oregon.
  • Are you a resident of North Corktown, Corktown or Hubbard Richard? Interested in learning about the Michigan Central Station community benefits process? Attend the Michigan Central Station Community Meeting on July 16th 6-8pm at the Detroit Police Athletic League located at 1680 Michigan Ave. More info here.

Jobs and Business

Other Services

  • The Michigan Department of Education invites you to join a Meet Up and Eat Up, where children 18 and younger can enjoy a healthy meal for FREE! To find a site near you call 2-1-1, text "FOOD" to 877-877 or check here

Picture of Team Rocky intern helping resident at HPTAP workshop

Team Rocky intern Mani at a Homeowner Property Tax Exemption application pop-up. Learn more about where you can get help with property taxes here

Families Belong Together Rally

Council Member & Immigration Task Force member Fatou-Seydi Sarr at June 30 immigration rally