Come one, come ALL to this very important meeting of the minds. The big question: Where do we go from here?
Are you geared up for the People’s Forum?
This is NOT just for “Occupiers”. The Occupy movement has had great successes in helping to awaken new activists, changing the dialogue of the country, and contributing to the collective voice of the 99%. But most importantly, in Detroit, we have successfully collaborated with other amazing groups (such as Stand Up For Democracy, Free Detroit No Consent, This Hood of Ours, Moratorium Now, Housing is a Human Right, BAMN, to name a just a FEW) to help educate, raise awareness, and keep people in their homes.
Now is the time to open our minds and listening for more issues. Time to join forces with likeminded folk and tackle what is plaguing Detroit and surrounding communities. On Nov 11, we will be deciding future directions and collaborations. What are YOU passionate about? Continue reading
The powers working on the lease arrangement between the City of Detroit and State of Michigan went back and worked on the contract. We need all concerned people to come together to discuss where things are at this time.
Public Hearing October 18 @ 7pm
Location: Greater Christ Church, 3544 Iroquois St, Detroit
A copy of the originally proposed lease [ linked ] created through Mayor Bing and the State of Michigan can be found through this link. Once we have a copy of the revised lease available it will be linked in on this story. Continue reading
City Council went into recess on August 1, 2012, however there is so much happening at this time that a special session was under discussion weeks prior. We’ve received the agenda for the meeting and these topics are present:
- Provide Assessors, city must have positions filled ASAP
- Resolution authorizing a ballot proposal to Approve Public Safety Millage requested by Board of Police Commissioners
- Resolution for William Charity Fund, petition #2515
- Proposal to amend Chapter 61 of the 1984 Detroit City Code, with regard to provisions for School Building Adaptive Re-Use. A public hearing will be scheduled.
- Discussion of issues relative to the Detroit Workforce Development Department and the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion.
Public comments will also be heard.
Notable Protest Activity
Occupy Detroit is working with Free Detroit No Consent and union representation in preparing a public awareness action that we hope will attract the eyes of the nation. Call it a premonition if you’d like.
Lords and Ladies it is time to MOVE OUT! Michigan has suspended Emergency Managers. Your eviction notice is being served and the trucks are coming.
Wednesday June 27 Mayor Bing holds his first City-Wide Community Meeting for 2012 from 7-8pm in the Erma Henderson Auditorium, 13th floor Coleman A Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave between Jefferson and Larned. It is open to the public, when you enter ask for a comment card – fill out your name and hand it in immediately.
Mayor Bing is required by Detroit City Charter (sec 5-110) to hold a city-wide Community Meeting from 7-8pm that is open to the public, following Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. He is also to hold at least one meeting in each of the non-at-large communities. These meetings are to be well publicized. Have you seen the public service announcements?
Pre-Meeting Rally with Free Detroit
There will be a rally at 5pm at the Labor Monument in Hart Plaza. This rally may be very brief due to the schedule that was offered by the Mayor’s office at City Council meeting today. We urge the public to rally, unite in understanding the issues, how to fight back, and making this opportunity to meet with the Mayor a success. Continue reading