Mayor Dave Bing, Unveils Plans For Abandoned Homes, Public Lighting & Recreation Centers In August
DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has continued his effort to revitalize Detroit, Michigan. After drafting plans to demolishing 10,000 vacant structures by December 2013.
On August 10th, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing agreed to implement a public safety and revitalization program to make neighborhood’s safe, allowing the City of Detroit to retain ownership and control of the street lighting system.
Mayor Dave Bing announced the creation of a four-phase City of Detroit Public Lighting Strategy that is a direct response to the city’s current, outdated lighting system.
While several major streets and nieghborhood areas of the city are left in the dark, the current plan involves ensure that every area ( residential streets Gratiot Ave., Grand River Avenue, Livernois, Michigan Avenue, Jefferson Avenue, school grounds, downtown and Midtown districts) all to be serviced during phase one according to the Mayor Dave Bing.
“A yes vote in the State Senate will enable the City to solve a generations-old infrastructure problem that affects public safety and quality of life,” said Mayor Bing.
Under Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s strategy, lights will be fixed in the 1st six months, with the addition of a new customer service call center to help with the 3,300 outages reported by Detroit residents.
Detroit Mayor Bing announced on Wednesday August 22nd, his new strategy for funding and operating the City’s recreation centers. After announcing earlier this summer that no recreation centers will be closed, the Mayor has developed a new funding model to keep the centers open and improve the centers’ services.
Mayor Bing has personally gone to corporations and foundations to raise $15 million to-date to support programs and activities in the recreation centers. with a goal of raising raise $24 million to fund programming at the recreation centers for the next three years.
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