Detroit City Council Formal Session

Detroit City Council
Politics

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. EDT

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Edited and summarized by the Detroit - MI Documenters Team

Note-taking by Karen Lemmons

A vote on an ordinance that would allow non-Detroit residents to be honored with secondary street signs in certain circumstances was postponed for 1 week. A vote on a $2.7 million contract to improve city seawalls for flood mitigation on the lower eastside was also postponed.

Live reporting by Sherrie Smith

After discussion, councilmembers postponed a vote on an ordinance that would allow non-Detroit residents to be honored with secondary street signs in certain circumstances. A vote on a $2.7 million contract to improve city seawalls for flood mitigation on the lower eastside was a

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It’s Tuesday, May 28th! I’ll be live-tweeting the Detroit City Council Formal Session at 10:00am for #DETdocumenters
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09:04 AM May 28, 2024 CDT

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While you wait for today’s meeting to start, check out the thread from last week’s meeting here:
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Here is the agenda for today’s meeting. It’s also available online at:
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For info on how to attend today’s meeting check out the Detroit City Council webpage page:
detroitmi.gov/government/cit…
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Meeting called to order at 10:06am
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Council members in attendance at the start of the meeting. Both Council President Mary Sheffield & Coleman A Young II have excused absences and Member Fred Durhal is late but on his way
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The Journal of the Session from 5/14/24 was approved
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Various items referred to committees
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Line item 11.1 NO Voting Action Matters
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🏆 SPIRIT OF DETROIT AWARD PRESENTATIONS 🏆
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Mobility Industry Club Team Members receiving their Spirit of Detroit Award. Learn more about the team here:
bgcsm.org/detroit-youth-…
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Members of City Council with the Boys and Girls Club of Michigan Mobility Industry Club Team
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Public Comment is cut off, there are 19 online hands raised. Comment will begin with residents present in the auditorium
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🗣️ PUBLIC COMMENT 🗣️ Each speaker will have 2 minutes to speak
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In-person Commenter: Person stated that the DPD covered up her assaults and she is being stalked in the shelter
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In-person Commenter: BL wants people to remember her voice and return the property taxes stolen from Detroit. Encouraged everyone to go to the Jim Crow Museum at Wayne County Community College
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In-person Commenter: MM wants to have red, black, and green flag fly over the City of Detroit for Juneteenth. Also needs the Martin Luther King Memorial Park cleaned up before the June 23rd event commemorating the March to Freedom
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In-person Commenter: RF Community must have common goals, appreciates item 9.4 and would like to be involved in the Veterans Department.
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In-person Commenter: ST protesting Contract # 6006155 re: Cemetery Operations & Maintenance and feels her company was not given a fair chance to bid
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Online Commenter: Multiple callers expressed concerns about current residents commuting around the city without being inconvenienced during the Grand Prix
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Online Commenter: Resident of State Fair Grounds neighborhood called in support of the solar park investment in their neighborhood
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🗣️ END OF PUBLIC COMMENT 🗣️
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📑 STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS 📑
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BUDGET, FINANCE AND AUDIT STANDING COMMITTEE
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INTERNAL OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
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INTERNAL OPERATIONS STANDING COMMITTEE
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NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
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NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
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PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
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PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
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PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
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PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE
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PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDING COMMITTEE
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PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDING COMMITTEE
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PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDING COMMITTEE
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PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDING COMMITTEE
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PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDING COMMITTEE
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REQUESTS TO ADDRESS CITY COUNCIL
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NO CONSENT AGENDA items
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MEMBER REPORTS -
: District 6 Community Office Hours
6/5: District 6 Meeting w/ Blight & Code Enforcement
6/14: Member Durhal Coffee Hour 9am-12pm
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MEMBER REPORTS -
Councilmember James Tate has kicked off the “Protect Your Crown” Campaign focused on mental health awareness and encouraged everyone to take the anonymous survey here:
app.smartsheet.com/b/form/d1e9b2c…
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MEMBER REPORTS -
Councilmember James Tate has kicked off the “Protect Your Crown” Campaign focused on mental health awareness and it even has a theme song:
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📜 TESTIMONIAL RESOLUTIONS AND SPECIAL PRIVILEGE 📜
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Meeting adjourned at 12:16pm
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This concludes my live-tweeting of the Detroit City Council Formal Session for 5/28/24. For more meeting coverage, check out:
detroit.documenters.org
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By Lynelle Herndon 5/28/2024

Agency Information

Detroit City Council

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The Detroit City Council is the legislative body of Detroit, Michigan, United States. The Council is responsible for the creation of local laws—called ordinances. Additionally they pass resolutions, motions, and the proposed city budget. The full-time council is required to meet every business day for at least 10 months of the year, with at least eight of these meetings occurring at a location besides city hall. The council may convene for special meetings at the call of the mayor or at least four members of council. Areas of responsibility for the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee include, Budget, Finance and the Auditor General.

City Council members are elected on the same cycle as the Mayor and will be elected in 2021. Seven members represent the seven council districts, while two members are elected at-large.

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