All right. Good morning, everyone. Good morning. All right. We will now call to order the regular session of Tuesday, May the 23rd and Mr. Clerk and Madam Clerk, good morning. Good morning. Welcome. Please call the roll.
Sir. Madam President, Councilmember Scott Benson. Councilmember Fred Dharohar. The third councilmember Leticia Johnson. resident, Councilmember Gabriela Santiago Roberto present.
Councilmember Mary waters present
councilmember Angela Whitfield Callaway. Councilmember call me Jana second. Council President Pro Tem James State
Council President Mary Sheffield present.
You have a quorum present Madam President.
All right, and Councilmember Doha did indicate that he will not be present this morning. Clerk will so No Madam President, thank you so much. All right, there being a quorum present. We are now in session and we'll go straight to our invocation for this morning. We have Pastor David fielder from Joshua Temple Church of God in Christ located in city council district three joining us. Good morning.
Good morning. God bless you. You as well. So let us bow our heads. Well, we thank you for your goodness and for your loving kindness. We thank you for your stretch hands and for your tender mercy. We thank you oh, god for this council. We thank you for the president of this council. Oh God, Madam Sheffield, and we thank you oh god for the district that I serve in district number three with Scott Benson and the district number four where I live with the teacher Johnson. We ask God that you would touch Oh God, every council person, every council member in the name of Jesus as they come to do business on today. We ask that you would bind them together with fetters of love or God we bind confusion and distractions even now God and as we uplift our city Oh God, we ask that you would bind this the Spirit of God of violence that is trying to overtake us Oh God, but we bind it in the name of Jesus we thank you for your blood covering and your blood prevailing you are I help and I hope and I trust is absolutely in you. And you've never lost a case. So God keep us under your protective care. Oh God take us where we need to be Oh God touch Oh God, the governor and the president or the president and then oh god are our city officials. Oh God everywhere. Oh God touch oh god Mayor Duggan. Oh God. And then oh god as they do business all today. Oh God. Give them wisdom and understanding Oh God, and then lead us off from faith to faith and victory to victory oh god and will continue to give your name to praise the glory and the honor because it belongs to you. In Jesus name we pray. Thank God. Amen. And amen.
Amen. Thank you so much, Pastor, we appreciate you. God bless you. God bless you as well feel feel free to join us virtually as long as you can. If you do have to jump off we understand as well. Thank you for this honor. All right. Thank you.
Yep. All right. We
have several presentations this morning. And I do not see councilmember young here. So we will turn it over and there have been so are you prepared
to move forward? Super Paratus.
So we'll turn it over to Councilmember Vinson.
All right. Thank you. And so since we thought we were going second, we'd have to have a number of our award recipients who are in the lobby if you could bring them in, please. And so but I'll go ahead and get started and what we do annually every year we've been doing this for about eight years. Now is that we recognize the founders of the electronic techno music, and that's a music that's an industry and that's an art that was established and started right here in the city of Detroit. And while many people think that Motown is the only it is the first and it is what took Detroit worldwide within the music industry techno has held up that tradition and continues that in techno music as you can see what's going on across the street electronic music that is worldwide as well and continues to uplift the mantle as Detroit as a great innovator. of music throughout the world and so many of the DJs and promoters who are affiliated with this industry in his art, traveled the world, talking about Detroit and how beautiful the city is and how great the region is, and just representing in a fantastic way and so I know that we have my Commissioner, entertainment Commissioner John Collins, and he has been the impetus to and he is the person that really helps to get this information together. So I'm hoping that we can get Mr. Collins in the room so that he can talk about and give a greater, greater input level information on all of our award recipients today. There's something that we want to do we want to make sure that we honor the the artists who continue to hold up the mantle and move the artform forward and today we have 11 recipients that we're going to honor today Mr. DJ entertainment Commissioner Collins push the microphone so the microphone comes out very pain. Okay.
To President several members of city council. Once again, my name is John Collins, Vice Chair of the Detroit Zim commission and once again, we are here to celebrate technical artists DJs producers who were very instrumental in starting this whole genre of music. So we'll get started I'd like to call up Mr. Rick Wilhite.
Rick has been a DJ in Detroit for many years owner of a label he also owned a record store. Back in the day he's an international DJ travels around the world and ambassador for the city of Detroit. And one thing, the DJs here are recognized as ambassadors when they go overseas so they love Detroit. We try to spread the word of Detroit occurred throughout the world. Congratulations rip anything to say.
Just make sure your microphones
are at the bottom. My check.
I like to say thank you, John, and to the Council. Thank you so much. And I just want to speak literally for everyone that
this DJ thing but we call it we as a whole like everyone on it on these awards right now. And in the prior pass as well.
We've taken this art form very seriously. And a lot of us like literally live off of this. This is what we do. And I've service to the city as well as a lot of artists and DJs with music so long and I just want to keep on doing it. Even though I closed my physical store in 2014 But I still sell records I still make it happen. I still work with my group I fell in groups, three chairs and all my surrounding DJ fellowship members. And I really like to say keep this going as much as we can. It's a lot of us out here that deserves the awards and the accolades and I like to really thank everyone, thank you
next I'll call up Todd Johnson and Teresa Hill from Srivari Music Festival
okay thank you so sorry bar and music festival. First of all, let me say sorry Brian was a club High School Club. Back in the day, and Rick will I'm sorry, Ty Johnson and Teresa Hill, and several other people founded the Shari vari Music Festival, which occurs in August, August, and this will be your fourth or fifth or 10th. Anyway, we have Theresa hill here, Todd Johnson in the back. So would you like to say words?
Thank you Jana Collins. We're
having a fear I go to the city.
And I should know better I wouldn't push you. I should know better. I work in radio. So thank the city council for having us as well as John Sharp Marie Detroit. Music Festival was founded 10 years ago and it was basically to represent Detroit and the DJs that are from here. They are Detroit ambassadors. They are known worldwide. When they leave here you would think it was Michael Jackson or Prince when they are out of the country. They are loved. They represent our city and I'm just a cheerleader. For them our festival we just highlight all of the electronic music that is produced from here to give them a platform and a showcase and to represent our city. We love our city. We are very proud to be residents of Detroit, and whatever we can do to help you know further our image and just keep Detroit on the forefront of everybody's radar.
That's what we do
thank you City Council for approving sharp it for the last 10 years. Hey man
I like to say thank you. It's a lot of hard work producing this festival but it's worth it and thank you City Council. My name is Grant Greg Wright.
Regulations. Thank you guys.
We appreciate it.
Next, we have Robert Roca from tech choice.
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Roca, while the tech Choice Festival which is a home based homegrown festival. He's from Southwest Detroit. DJ and producer as well as also traveled the world and very, very dedicated to showcasing the music that we have in Detroit to Detroit is in June. It's in a couple of weeks already. Right so I have Robert Rob So if he was
Thank you City Council want to thank God first and foremost for all the blessings bestowed upon me. And my festival is It's a free event. We want to offer different alternatives from the other festivals that exist and we keep keep it free. It's very hard doing that and you know, just keep working at it. And we got big things planned for tech toys in the future. So be on the lookout for us. And we also focus on teaching the youth about DJ and we have a few kids in classes right now. And there'll be performing our festival in two weeks. I thank you, John, for this opportunity. Thank you counsel. Thank you
Mr. Turd Briscoe.
So not only do we have DJs and producers but we also have clubs and insurance as well that are also a very big part of this industry. To Crisco is a booking agent for marble bar which is located not too far from here before the hospital. Also a lot of homegrown talent as well as international DJs also are booked at this club and have a very, very diverse crowd of people that attend and congratulations did say a few words.
Thank you, John. Thank you, city council. I just want to thank my Lord Jesus Christ. I know all good things come from the Lord and this is a great day in my life to have my family here to witness this to come from a culture that growing up felt so renegade it was I always told people techno was more punk than punk. To have this kind of forum where people in our city can be recognized in a formal setting for our contributions to the arts community. is a beautiful thing. That's a beautiful day. No one in the 90s would have ever predicted that we'd all be sitting here at a city council meeting. So just want to thank John Collins for his help in coordinating this and recognizing the artists in the city. I want to thank marble bar. I'd like to thank my 13 year old TV lounge DJ residency home of me playing records. Want to make the movement festival in packs Ohio and everybody else in the room here today for being here. Thank you and God bless you.
That's me a shot right RAS from paksa Howell
and Chuck is a talent buyer for PEXA Howell movement festival. was just starting Saturday May 27. Through the 29th responsible for booking audit talent. That's a huge, huge responsibility. Of course, festival isn't going up for like 22 years now. Yeah. 22 So congratulations, Chuck. Again words.
I'd like to thank the city of Detroit. Scott Benson John Collins, members of the city council for a recommendation. Thank you so much. I'd like to thank the team paksa Howe, and everyone that we work with and I'd like to dedicate this to my family and my dad. And pretty much thank you for everything. Love Detroit. That's about it. Let's jump
next we have Kelly Dixon demand.
Good Kenny Dixon, also known as moody man, owner of mahogany records in a national label as well from Detroit. Been a DJ and producer for many years, traveling the world and as another ambassador for us. He also did a very important thing. He started Seoul skate at the Northland skating rink years ago during movement Festival, and at that time when people were coming to Detroit, they weren't really coming out of Detroit to party. So he said, Well, I'm, you know, I'm sorry, Northland skating rink is on the west side of town. So, the very first one he gave when people from everywhere attended, and they had been quite successful since then, but that was like, for me it just showed us how people from other places want to experience more than just what's happening downtown and they went out through the city. Getting congratulations. He's very well respected in Detroit and around the world. Oh, wow. Well, you are flowers when
you're flying. All right. We just try to bring up we just tried to bring up the community a little bit. We tried to give them a taste of the city of Detroit besides just downtown. Well, I can't say nothing that people haven't already said. I mean, Detroit is a wonderful city is home to us, but to the rest of the world that we go to it is a mecca. The way we represent this city, as very few people in the city represent like we do, and we let everyone know where we're from, where we at what we do, and how we do it, which is more important than anything. Detroit is probably respected more overseas than any other city on this planet. It's a good thing and it's a bad thing because it's a shame that we have to go somewhere else to be so respected. And it's in techno it's like every other musical genre out there in the past. It gets stolen just like jazz, just like the blues just like everything else. And it's being stolen right up onto us again. And unfortunately we're in there in a fight to try to figure out or change the history of that music, which we all know where it came from. But it's their fight. It's not our fight, because we know where we came from. And that's not up for negotiation or any kind of war. But we deal with it and we represent our city very, very strongly just like everyone else behind me, and also want to represent the property another 100 that are not able to be here or hasn't got that recognition yet. So I just want to thank the city council for all your recognition and I'm gonna talk I got some tax situations I want to talk I want to thank the second here. I really love you know, your father and everybody else, you know, really support that. All right. I appreciate
that Mike grant
by Grant also 111 Our first one has been in the game for a long time, has a record label international DJ known around the world but Mike also is still active in the service. So he also has in the service as also DJ and other countries while being in the SERPs, so we want to recognize them for being you know from being the army. No, I'm sorry, reserve army reserve. Yes. And thank you for your service.
First given out a guy want to thank the city council special thank you to John Collins for being the catalyst and making this happen. Coming up as a teenager, I had no idea. You know what this would turn into? You know, thanks to my mother who's here with me as well. You know, she put up with a lot of things you know, coming up you know, after parties, you know, I was serious about my craft. So after I would DJ with friends of mine, I would ask to bring the equipment home. And then eight o'clock in the morning I would get up and start practicing and mom was yella turn that music down. So I would have to practice on my headphones. So it's a blessing to be here. It's a blessing to be able to do this a blessing to be recognized with my peers. I didn't know how much longer I would could continue rather because I lost them hearing while serving in Afghanistan. So it's it's not as easy as it used to be. But you know, I'm still able to do it. I've been able to represent Detroit and five of the seven continents. When you say Detroit, as as mentioned before, you know it means something and you know, people, people, if if you say Detroit, someone's from Detroit, they know what they're gonna get. And then they're going to they're going to get a quality product. I'm just reminded of the Spike Lee movie school days, and there's a part in the movie when there's about to be a confrontation that guy says I am from Detroit. And so that was sample song, you know, in Detroit is represent has been represented, you know, in so many different ways, but that's one of the best representations of Detroit. You know, he's like our from Detroit, Motown. Just thank you again, everyone is here. Again, thank you for everyone who's ever supported me thanks to City Council. Thank you, John. Thank you, Jesus.
Do we have the ladle Smith also received your testimony resolution?
so the line of Smith also from Detroit, didn't get game for a long time has a record label has played in every major club in Detroit and everywhere around the world. He's really given much to his his craft, his dedication to the museum and to Detroit. A lot of things I can say about the landlord's a friend on for many, many years. And today,
thanks, John, to that Tom for having me and thanks very much for this prestigious honor. I do been in DJ since almost the inception of electronic music in Detroit. I can say that I'm very proud to see where electronic music has been elevated to in our city. I'm grateful to the Council for allowing promoters and organizers for or for allowing, you know for for, for letting us have the festival was that at Hart Plaza? And everything. It's really a testament to the festival was actually a testament to what we represent when we're when we're traveling throughout the world, and I'm very thankful that festivals like Srivari PAX, Ohio, check Troy they're able to we're able to push this music out to our youth and to our youngsters and to the to fans of the genre. I just wish that city council had more influence over Detroit radio, because I think it's shameful that a genre that was created in the city has no representation on the radio in which the job was created. So it will be nice if we can introduce our youth to this music as this music. It represents Love, Peace, togetherness, happiness, not like some other genres that glorify Money and Violence and guns, house and tech dough is the complete opposite of that. Yet it has no place in any mainstream media. So I would like to see that happen but we're gonna get off my grandstand. Thanks, guys. Thanks to city council. For this very prestigious award. Thank you guys
next, we have David and Melissa AP for Motor City wine.
We are David and Melissa AP owners of motor city wide which originally started off right on Woodward Avenue.
Right above the grand front pub.
Right and now they have a they own a place on Michigan Avenue. A lot of people have been there for great wine but they also program great DJs from Detroit. Really really homebase Detroit DJs as well as the National DJs. David loss DJ itself. And so we're very thankful for David and Melissa for giving DJs producers artists a platform in the city of Detroit. Congratulations.
Thank you very much, John, and thank you to the city council for being recognized for building a sense of community in our own very small way through music and wine. We developed a record label and we've really supported local artists as well as bringing international artists in to to create that sense of community throughout the musical community of the world. So it's really an honor to receive this. Thank you
almost a tell me I was allowed to talk.
Thank you very much for having us here and giving us this award. It means a lot to us. We give all of our passion and our love to the city and to what we do and to be recognized for that means one as soon as thank you again, and thanks to everyone in Detroit who comes to our place and is part of our community. Thank you
Next we have DJ set
morning. Thank you, sir.
DJ set also from Detroit, a DJ international as well. When this genre music first started, there weren't many women at all. And very few women broke through Kelly Elaine Callahan. We received a testimony resolution for years ago passed away it was one of the first was the first female techno DJ in the world. And so years later now there are a lot more women who are in this genre. DJ sin is one of the best. She's had residencies here in Detroit. She continues to sign or music is very good. She's once again ambassador for the city. And I'll let you
go from there. Hi, guys. Thank you so much. Good morning. When I say thank you so much for John and the city council for this amazing award. I'm speechless. You know when you get this call, you're like what you've, you've put in some work, you've put in some effort. And really, you know, for all the people behind us the people who are not here who haven't gotten the opportunity to get to this prestigious award. It's so much work that goes behind the scenes, you know, to make this thing really cultivate the city and you guys have no idea how impactful what we do can bring so much more revenue and what's more people who want to come and visit our city. So I hope you guys can today take this notice to say you know we want to get some take notes from house parties, some more events, venues may be brought into our city to help this you know bring love because that's what we're all about. And that's what this is about this music. So when I say thank you to my mom, my dad up in heaven, my glory to God forgive me this thank you so much
and lastly, DJ tone
don't own Antoine Smith and he's really shocked that he was receiving a small Detroit award. But DJ has been in business for many, many years now. Professionally 20 years now there's he was resident DJ at the Woodward Woodward Avenue which burned down like was at last year last year last July. Right. And I'm an advocate for the community working with young people entertaining all types of groups and congratulations DJ tau. Let's say a few words. Thank you thank you so
much. I wouldn't say I thought maybe he had the wrong DJ tone because I'm like me, this honor for me, but I'm humbled. I'm grateful. I'm thankful. I'm blessed to do something that I love that God gave me the talent for so I thank you all for honoring me and giving me this award. Thank you.
Good Benson Thank you very much. And President Sheffield City Council yeah includes
presentation thank you
I know that we have a large number of award recipient but we like to get the opportunity for a photograph with my colleagues and so madam president would be appropriate now or later. How do you want to do that?
Because we have a lot. We probably have a separate we can do. Okay, positively
in So John, if you can make sure we can gather all we want recipients. We can take a photograph now with city council, and we'll bring everybody up here. Okay. Thank you.
Thank you. We're gonna also cut off our public comment and we can do the picture here in the middle.
Not anything that just won't be a big group.
of people around here sort of for you.
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somebody taking pictures
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Us. Right. We are going to continue with our agenda for this morning. We again thank Councilman Robinson for those recognitions. All right. We would like to proceed with our agenda for today. We have another presentation and I'm going to turn it over to Councilmember Young.
Thank you, Madam President. It is my humble and proud honor present this testimonial resolution from the Detroit City Council to the 2003 2004 Michigan Teacher of the Year and this Jackson everybody
somebody they'll get Miss Jackson will have to resort to telling jokes up in here.
And pretty funny, by the way, well, thank you.
Whereas when you tell a joke, no, nobody laughed at it. But you thought it was funny that you practice it before you showed up he told like they really put that work in right
All right. Whereas k does Jackson has been named the 2003 V 2003 2004, Michigan Teacher of the Year and regional Teacher of the Year. She is the first Michigan Teacher of the Year at Detroit Public Schools community districts.
And she is the first from Detroit Public Schools community district in 70 years of the awards history. Eight Yeah. I do. You do? And whereas kid is jazzy has an extensive educational background and she is the esteemed graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Education, elementary education, a master's degree of curriculum and teaching and additionally she holds a certification in school administration. And whereas Candice Jackson began her selfless career with Detroit Public Schools community district as an educator in 2002. Currently, she is a third grade teacher and instructional coach at man learning community and has been so for the past six years. She was voted the 2000 2003 Educator of the Year by Detroit Federation of Teachers and Detroit Public School Foundation. She is a member of the teaching organization, national sorority of five Delta Kappa she is a member of the Michigan Education Association. She is a member of the National Council of supervisors of mathematics and a member of the Michigan Association of secondary schools principals. And whereas attendees for all the groups and whereas Candice Jackson is extremely active within both main learning community and throughout Detroit Public Schools community district, she co founded this student organization, man girls matter this is an organization created to help female students find their voice. She is the chair of the parent teacher home visit program. This is a collaborative program that has teamed with the Office of Family and Community Engagement and brings teacher groups into the community to bridge the gap between parents, students and teachers. Further, she facilitates professional development programs at the building level as well as facilitation at the district level. And whereas okay, this Jackson was selected after a multi level competitive process that started with the nomination of more than 150 teachers in the fall of 2022. She was awarded regional Teacher of the Year in April 2023. She will sit on the 2023 2024 Miss Michigan teacher leadership Advisory Committee, the Committee will work with the Michigan Department of Education and other Michigan educational stakeholders to develop solutions to issues facing the state's education system. To ensure that the voices of teachers throughout Michigan are heard. She will serve as the representative of more than 86,000 public school teachers and will engage in robust discussions on improving Michigan schools with a non voting seat at the State Board of Education. And as a member of the governor's educator Advisory Council, Candace Jackson is also the state's candidate for the prestigious 2024 National Teacher of the Year honor. Now therefore be it resolved. The Honorable Coleman a young the second Council Member at Large number one, and Councilwoman Angela Whitfield Callaway, along with the entire honorable Detroit city council members celebrate the outstanding success of Kansas Jackson. Your brilliance is phenomenal. And yourself. Listen, this is irreplaceable. We salute your dedication to the youth of the city of Detroit. We applaud your initiative to bridge the gap between schools and communities. We thank you for your service to the people of Detroit and the residents of the great state of Michigan. Therefore, I present this Detroit City Council testimonial resolution to the 2023 2024 Michigan Teacher of the Year. Candace Jackson everybody
thank you so much.
I am extremely humbled and grateful to be nominated as the Michigan Teacher of the Year and also now to receive the Spirit of Detroit award. It is an awesome honor for myself and also for the city of Detroit. I hope that I can take this position and fulfill it with the dedication and integrity and spirit that really needs to shine so that people can see the great things do come from the city of Detroit. I hope that I represent the city of Detroit well and I am so excited and so thankful to be able to have made an impact on the students, the citizens and especially the students of color here in a city of Detroit. So thank you for the honor. I appreciate the recognition and again I'm just humbled and thankful and amazed and thank you
delighted to introduce this lovely ladies here
to test this my mom getting
clearly up the trough and given cancer opportunity to serve the children and city. And I thank God told Detroit Pratik. Thank you
anybody else want to say anything?
Just congratulations. We know how important teachers are to the development of who we become in life. And to have you here and represent it. We just appreciate your service and your your passion for education in general and so truly, you deserve the recognition and we appreciate the work that you do you represent what the Spirit of Detroit is all about, and continue serving and leading and being the example for our children. So we appreciate you so much, Miss Candace and keep up the great work.
Thank you very much. Yes,
thankfully Thank you. We also have some people who are here with us, I think for men Learning Academy as well. Yes. Okay. Is that okay? If they introduce themselves, man in person? Sure. Alrighty. My name is Leticia Simpson. I'm the principal at man learning community. All right.
I'm Erin. Johnston. I'm
the assistant principal at Manly Realizer Warren, I'm the Dean of culture
at marijuana community.
My name is AJ Andrews. This is not C.
if I may take your time. I also have three spirit Detroit awards presented as an expression of the gratitude to steam the people of Detroit to the Keisha Simpson principal, a man learning community as well as Eric Johnston vice principal of man learning community as well as Elijah Ward, Dean of culture for man learning community. I didn't see Miss Ross. Is she here? Right here. Oh yeah, we also have one for you. Oh, good. We also have one for you as well mother of the 2023 Michigan Teacher of the Year kid is Jackson. I just want to say this You are indeed a Shiro and a champion for the people of Detroit. Your standards produce an exemplary teacher. You are an asset to our great city, Detroit. We thank you and you're eternally grateful for your tireless efforts. exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and dedicated devotion that lives the spirits in the hearts of the people of Detroit in the state of Michigan. The Honorable Coleman a young the second Detroit City Councilman at large number one with the entire Detroit City Council of Michigan. present this spirit of Troy to all of you and to miss ruff. Thank you
very much. Thank you.
So does anybody else have anything they want? Oh, well, I'll say first and foremost, thank you all. Appreciate it. And also remarkable to see how when we first started to journey with cotton, considering Miss Jackson for the Teacher of the Year, and then for our group as our culture team got together and of course due to her dedication, her excellence her skills or talents. It was very easy to nominate Miss Jackson and not to see a snowball the being at this point when we just started in the media center just going through all those teachers that man learning community and it just humbling again and to say you know always say thank God for the Lord blessing us with the skills and talents to teach and touch to children. So an Essbase get out to like, say thank you all and I appreciate you and to miss Sheffield. I'll see you in church. Thanks.
And I'll just say ditto. Yeah.
Well, thank you so much, everybody. I appreciate you for coming and I know. That's fun. So thank you so much. I appreciate you.
Yes, right. But
now I have one more testimonial resolution that I would like to present to the high energy educator cultivating young minds through innovation Tyrael Slappy?
I'm gonna read them all and then we're gonna say page okay.
Whereas time slapping a phenomenal teacher with a wealth of knowledge bites himself on engaging youth through teaching, mentorship, and technology. His contributions to the education of Detroit youth are admirable and irreplaceable. These qualities make him exceptional and lead and lead to the Michigan chronicle recognizing him as a black male teacher appreciation honoree in May of 2021. And whereas, Tyrell Slappy is from the east side of Detroit, where he attended Detroit Public Schools, after graduating from Cass Technical High School, he enrolled at Michigan State University. He graduated in 2006. Earning a Bachelor of Science in food industry management he continued his education at Full Sail University, at which he earned a Bachelor of Science in entertainment business. And whereas Tyrell Slappy truly developed a passion for teaching, while substitute teaching at Disney Elementary in Fraser, Michigan, he decided to leave Frazier and teach in an area which he shared a personal connection. He began teaching English to third and fourth graders on the east side of Detroit at Brendan Scott Academy. He believes that relationship building and reading comprehension are imperative to the students to the success of his students. He is always willing to go the extra mile to help his students succeed, both in the classroom and beyond. And whereas Pyro Slappy has been active within the community and at church, he began mentoring to youth at his church halls second Ebenezer after trying his hand at entrepreneurship. he erected one up gaming lab in 2016. The mobile one up gaming Lab is a luxury source of entertainment. That is a premier video game trailer of technology. He and his partner deeds sell to provide the children of Detroit with a unique and one of a kind experience. They provide a high quality of service through games, technology, and love. And whereas Tyrell Slappy is the first of his family to go to college, therefore he always exemplifies leadership and initiative in whatever he does. He has even traveled globally and studied in Japan to continue building a wealth of knowledge to support his valiant efforts. of business and stewardship. He refers to these lessons when teaching and mentoring the youth of Detroit's now therefore be it resolved. The Honorable Coleman Young second Council Member at Large number one, and Councilwoman Angela Whitfield Callaway along with the honor of entire honorable Detroit city council members celebrate the brilliant accomplishments of Tyrael Slappy his outstanding achievements and unwavering commitment to excellence are immeasurable. His global experiences and knowledge have not only been at him, but also have contributed to the cultivation of young minds. His resilience and determination to elevate the youth and pursue his dreams serve as a shining example for all those who aspire to make positive impact in the world. We salute you and wish you continued success. I would like to present this testimonial resolution for the Detroit City Council to tie rail. Slappy everybody
Mr. Slap you'd like to say a few words.
Yes, yes. Good morning Council. First is give honor to God who is definitely that in my life. Give honor Mozart's home second Ebenezer. My mother, Mark Richardson, who is sitting here with me and everybody who has been a part of my educational journey. As he said I taught in the suburbs I taught in Fraser first. didn't feel I was needed there. As much I was needed at Brenda Scott Academy. And being there I have to be a parent. I'd be a counselor. I'd be a shoulder to lean on the ear to listen, guidance, all of those different things, not just a teacher so it's not just about academics with me it's about these kids really becoming property human beings and proper adults later. On in life. And then being able to see me as an entrepreneur see me working through the city see me and a community seeing me as a teacher, then they aspire to be something I let them know that they can be anything that they want to be whether they're hearing it from their parents, are they hearing it from me or another teacher? I'm just letting them know that they can be anything that they want in their lives, even if they don't know it right now. So teaching, she has to hear the good days. She has to hear the bad days which we have a lot of bad. But the moments like this, let me know that I am doing my job properly. Always go home and I bring my work home with me. I bring students out of home any challenges I had? And I sit back and I just wonder like, Am I doing enough? And it's moments like this to let me know that. I'm definitely doing enough. And it's moments where I can just go on. That's the type of teacher I aspire to be all of those different accolades. All of those gaps that she wants to bridge is amazing. That's why I aspire to be so even though I'm doing work now, I still know there's more work to be done. So thank you President Sheffield. I think you call me young. Thank all of you. And thank my mother for being here with me as well.
We want to say I'm just so proud. Coming from a single parent home and raising him and he's seen how tough it is. and want to help other you know, children of color. I see him stressed and I'd be like, Why did you do this? I do. You know, you look at teachers and say why? Well, we have a lost generation. We have a lost generation that needs to be saved. And if they are willing to put up with it, then you know I'm so grateful but I am proud of the young man. They say a lot of times a single woman came raised her man. Certain things I couldn't show him to do as a man, but you can raise a man and I'm just so proud that he's sticking with it, helping the children of color and they respect him so much where they won't take things home to the parents. They bring it to him and we all need to know you know they have somewhere to release it I am so proud to do yes
they I really take personal privilege that this is my mother right here and I recovered. And so I can totally relate to somebody being in your corner for the time. Being your best friend through the thick and thin and I know everything that I am and everything that ever will be is because of my angel mother. So I just want to say I'm just so humbled and proud. It's so good to see you here and all the great things that you've done. So I think that you have I think that you I would like to say this. I think that when I see Well, let me say this. I think that women in general but particularly single mothers, I think they commit many miracles every day. Because not only are you raising the child, you also go on to work and take it to the soccer practice is you taking them to the doctor's office, you taking them to the places where he needs to be you're innovating, you're doing everything at one time. And I think those are misshapen all the time that people just ignore and take for granted. So I just want to honor both of you for the work that you do. But I know everything that he's accomplished because of what you've invested in him, because everything I am is because of what my mother invested in me. And so it's just such an honor and privilege to recognize you. Thank you so much be not weary in your well doing and God bless you both. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you is miss the one dismissed here? Miss Smith
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are we are going to move forward again. Congratulations to everyone. Yep. For the awards today. In the Journal of the session of Tuesday May the ninth will be approved there being no reconsiderations or unfinished business. We will proceed to the budget Finance and Audit standing committee for the budget Finance and Audit standing committee.
Six reports from various city departments.
The six reports will be referred to the budget Finance and Audit standing committee for the internal operations standing committee.
Five reports from various city departments.
The five reports will be referred to the internal operations standing committee for the Neighborhood and Community Services standing committee
reports from various city departments.
The five reports will be referred to the Neighborhood and Community Services Committee for the Planning and Economic Development standing committee.
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in recess till he gets back.
We will recess until we have a corn he was standing he does not allow.
That right, we're gonna call back to order our formal session. Roll Call. Roll call please. Madam Clerk.
Customer was Scott Benson.
And also member Fred Doha the third Council councilmember Leticia Johnson present councilmember Gabriela Santiago Romero present councilmember Mary waters. Councilmember Angela Whitfield Callaway. Councilmember, call me on the second. Council President Pro Tem James. Hey,
your council President Mary Chapin.
President. Madam President, you have a quorum present. All right, thank you there being a quorum. We are back in session and we are referring our line items. So we are at one the Planning and Economic Development standing committee and those two reports will be referred to the Planning and Economic Development standing committee for the public health and safety Standing Committee. The 16 reports will be referred to the public health and safety committee. We will now move to the voting action matters under other matters. Under communications from the mayor and other governmental officials and agencies, there are no idols Madam President. All right. We will now call for our general public comment. We will start with all of the residents that have joined us here in person. Everyone will have a minute and a half for public comments. KENNETH Holloway, you will be first followed by Malik Shelton novels by Ramon Jackson.
Good morning. Good morning. I wish they would have done all and eaten in town. My meter is running in that garage and we all get free bucket. Yeah, no. We have for some serious madness. Yeah, I hope I can get my mother's taken care of. I should get a certificate for coming down here and pocket down here and spending my money waiting to hear all that you know, warts and stuff. I should get an award. One thing I come down here for today it's I talk with my city council. And I told her they denied me a vendor and license and they sent it sending it to my email saying that gave me four reasons which it none of it exists. On one of the areas that I put down over on shame Park. They say a bus stop. There's no buses running down in shame Park on Atwater and down the shame. There has no pedestrian crosswalk that's over there. I'm going to videos. I've seen a lot of that I've sent stuff to my city council. Now it said that we come here and we pay taxes and we get the boot but what we try to do on our own city and other folks come here and get what they want. Get our tax dollars and everything which is sad. Skin gives me again, you know the lack of opportunity for blacks that on on day on business. We have to jump through certain hoops in order to get something I went on the fourth floor and last time I was here they were so rude. There. I didn't cut but I wanted to you know, but it's sad that we have to go through this and our own city as a black person. You know, they've been here almost for close to seven years there and can't get a vendor license but we got gas station owners
so much Mr. Holloway. Thank you so much. That was your time. We appreciate you for coming down and I know you're working with councilmember Johnson. She wants to respond as well.
Thank you, Madam President. Thank you, Mr. Holloway for coming down. I will have my team follow up with you regarding the vendor's license because I did speak with someone in BC so we're going to make sure we walk you through the process to ensure that we get you a license. And thank you for sending the pictures over for the house next door to you. I know you didn't mention it, but I am going to follow up with the land bank regarding that consent has now been foreclosed. So we'll continue to push that forward. Thank you. Thank you, Madam President.
Thank you and council potentate?
Yeah, we just want to let everyone know just so you're aware if if you do have an opportunity, you want to present something to this body and you may feel that we take too long to honor those individuals. Who need to be honored and should be honored. Feel free to use the zoom option that we have online. You do not have to pay for zoom. Don't have to pay for parking. So Zoom is available for those who feel that this body honoring individuals that certainly should be on it. And we should be giving folks flowers have an opportunity to do so. If you feel that it's too long to sit in this brief second of time, feel free to use the zoom option. It is available and it is free. Thank you, Madam President.
Thank you Protune Malik Shelton.
Shelton, good morning. City council finds itself in a very predicament in the municipal bonds we issue under the Drug Administration, over $2 billion worth that's what it be. And initially, the City of Detroit's deputy financial squeeze Medina, Deputy CFO, John niglet, came forward with information that he allegedly got from Malecon Canfield by counsel saying that 15 of 16 bonds that were issued under the drug administration did not require notices and therefore and this is important. No notices were issued by the city of Detroit on May the third only two weeks ago. You see the beach right? I'm told paid our tax dollars to bring forth a bond specialist from Miller Canfield. He came over here on May 3 and spoke before the budget audit and finance committee. He said that those same bonds and neglige said that did not require public notices that they do require public notices. So President Mary chef Bo, you said that you had information that indicated that all those bonds were issued appropriately? I'd like to know who gave you that information? Are you following the information that was given by John aglet and the LPD or by a ghost of Miller Canfield who never came forward to John Dag and said he got information from somebody in middle camp that we've never been able to ascertain who that individual is or are you following the information that was brought forth by Jeffrey S arnoff, who's a top bond counsel and they working for the city since 2014. In that capacity? You all have letters documents, the residents of the city of Detroit, they deserve an answer and they're going to get an answer to that simple question. And so also, the Open Meeting act is being violated you cannot shut residents out of here. You have to find the space large enough to accommodate them. You cannot lock residents and taxpayers of this great city. out in the hallway get old folks standing up people will walk or standing up and so forth. This is a blatant violation of the Michigan Open Meetings Act. You can respond I'm here to share.
And so first of all, we're not violating the Open Meetings Act whatsoever. I want to be very clear about that. And anyone who would like to speak has been given the opportunity to speak. And so we, of course, have a limited capacity in this room. And so we do have to switch people out, but no one has been denied the opportunity to speak in or come into the Committee of the Whole. Okay, and I'm Excuse me, Mr. Shelton, and as I mentioned before, we have talked about the bonds. I'm not going to go back and forth we've given you an opportunity to speak and the information that I had been provided. They said everything was done the correct way. All right. So we will continue to work with you. If you have additional documents, please submit that to us. All right. Thank you Mr. Shelton. Ramon Jackson,
so I'm gonna follow up on what Brother Malik said. Again, you stated that you have information that laws was followed. What are what laws are you following? Who information are you following when you got conflicting information? You stated that y'all didn't issue no notices because y'all wasn't legally required to issuing notice. For Dr. Hill say he used our tax dollars and bring a bond counsel for he disputes what you're initially said that y'all didn't does not have to have notice that and he said that y'all do have to have notice and also lie that y'all issue notices. He can't lie that y'all issue to notice that already all already stated. Y'all don't have notices because y'all wasn't legally required to have notice. Let me say this, their court case that y'all keep waving up, go to page three on that opinion, and you will see the judge have never said that Y'all follow the law on the notices, nor have the judge said that. Y'all have notices that just left it in the air, which is why we are still here. So using that court case and the court rule that your issue notices the court never said y'all issue notices and they never said John didn't issue notices the court didn't rule on it. They left it in the air so now we hear we bond a bond counsel for he agree jaw are required to have notices after stating your don't have notices and you're not required to know we demand assets.
Thank you so much. Mr. Jackson. Steven hands true.
I'm here today speaking on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind. And once again we're here talking about paratransit. We are concerned that the current paratransit contract will end in the last day of June. And the procurement department has told us consistently that they will not speak to us and they will not release information to you the council until they choose to and that that won't be till the end of May. Which once again puts you in a position of looking at a very important contract without enough turnaround time to do anything except be put against the wall as you were six months ago. Now, there has been real improvement under the emergency contract. The battle is far from over. There are still things that need to be improved serious things. But since we come and complain often we also do the other half and we tell people when they get things right. And director Staley has done an excellent job under very bad circumstances.
Thank you Mr. Han. Thank you and I know that the chair of the public health and safety is going to be taking this up in committee as the contract does expire and things come before council so please stay tuned to the public health and safety committee for those discussions. Thank you. Okay. Let's do it. Should we still go right ahead
but it has to turn green. That's how you know that it's just there you go.
Good morning. My name is Sheree stale and are joined today's meeting to express why arena workers need a standard score. I've been a team member for for the last 17 years and for fear and an FBI local one member as well. And for fear I am a ticket collector, Usher and assist parents with direction I've been organizing to make sure every team member F Warfield is a respected, protected and paid for the work that we do. We need change to make our lives better on the job and better at home. Some of us need pay time off and healthcare benefits just to survive. I was here at the city hall when we delivered the petitions for the standard word and I want it to be here when you voted on it. Arena workers really need this. We want fairness and equality for all the arenas for field Comerica Park and Little Caesars arena. I also work a second job at Little Caesars Westland because for field doesn't pay me enough. I even make crafts and and sales down so I won't fall short. Think about it. If my first job paid me a living wage, I wouldn't need a second or third. That's why we need this war wages, benefits and overall working conditions. Thank you to each of the council members who are voting to make this happen.
Thank you. Thank you for coming down. So keep shaquita Barbie.
Good morning Chiquita Barbie XR organizer SEIU Local One bringing reading a letter on behalf of Porsche apear estates. Good morning everyone. My name is Portia I period and I'm a member of SEIU. Local One. I am currently working as a team member at Ford Field, a housekeeper at Comerica Park, and I am a security officer at City shield. I am also a single mother of two wonderful daughters. Thank you, city council members for supporting arena workers and supporting Black and Brown working people. of Detroit. during tough times. We're asking you so once looking at support working people by enacting the industry standards board. The board will allow workers like myself and employers and the government the opportunity to come to the table and agree on standards needed to improve arena jobs. I call miracle Park Little Caesars arena and for field. Creating this board would allow me in other arena workers like me to amplify our voices and address concerns we have in the workplace as a single mother working three jobs now that working three jobs is not easy. I work so much I'm often missing quality time with my kids. With this war we could address the low wages so I can afford to spend more quality time with my family. Many black and brown and single parent arena workers are experiencing the same issue as they work multiple jobs to sustain their families with this war, we will have a say in decisions about the wages working conditions and hours we need. Together we can spark change. All arenas, thank you for your time.
Thank you. All right, Joe Miller.
Good morning. Madam President and members of his distinguished City Council. But the last 30 years I've been a stagehand and a live entertainment worker here in Detroit. Seven years ago, I was elected to be the business agent for Ay ay ay T. SC local 38, where the international alliance of theatrical stage employees and I'm proud to say that my union here in town local 38 provides work in an honest living for about 650 concert workers as well as people that work audio visual and trade show events here in Detroit. I'd like to speak on behalf and thank the city council for considering the creation of the industry standards boards for sports arenas. Our three sports arenas here in Detroit are gems. People come from across the country, across the world, to these beautiful facilities and as it is a treasurer for the city. We also I think that these arenas, there is room for improvement for our local workers who who work at these arenas on behalf of everything that we do to make the city beautiful. So I just like to thank you for your time again and considering the creation of this board today. Thank you.
Thank you, sir. Markita Blanchard.
My name is Miss Fletcher.
Good morning. My name is Margarita Blanchard. I'm a 27 year local one member. Oh, hey, and I'm here this morning. To explain something ever since I've been a union member. Things have come better for me on my job site. I am blessed with collective bargaining which allows me to negotiate my pay my insurance and everything that makes my life more comfortable. Okay being a resident in the state of Detroit, one job should be enough. We have single mothers with children who are forced to take more than one job. Do things on the side. That's not fair. That's not what the American dream is. The American dream is having a job that takes care of all your essential needs. Me being a union member, I've been blessed. Okay, but I look around at other other people in the city. And I'm saying to find out the struggle that they're in and they're equal to me. We have three arenas, which the young man said brings in powerful revenue. Why do these people do not have a voice? That's why the Standards Board was implemented. That's why it passed. And I'm glad everybody here supports that. But we need to move further. We have over 6000 people who are qualified for these jobs without benefits come on, be for real but who does that? We should be ashamed of ourselves to have people here in the city of Detroit who struggle every day. It's bad enough to deal with the day to day crisis but to go on a job and not have a voice we appreciate you thank you all day all night.
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I want so much wisdom book. I was beginning on the last time one of these was my anyway, I had this stroke. So the lipid dimia hyperlipidemia. Just to kind of stroke through there. Now is just two pieces of paper. I want to read out the gentleman was going to have me here. Did you read a question that I want to ask Does anybody called the police or the mayor about the open position that the gentleman said from Berau he was raised here. In he has the question. One of the council council members asked a question that anybody built anywhere I'm sending it to city police should be out at bellow. And because when I wrote down, I was saying that mothers mothers don't want the I got them confused to choose playing with I was saying earlier, he voted down. I knew that was gonna happen that time. I was admitted to you Oh, was that what I do? Virginia but anybody call the police but I'm saying can you understand what I'm saying the right call for that was position it opened.
Okay. I'm not sure Mr. Mohammed, if we could just get your information aside here and get more information about the position you're interested in. Yeah. And then we can connect you with the Conservancy and Miss Hodges and see what positions they may have available. I'm not sure exactly what you're referring to. Okay, good. We'll work with you. Mr. Muhammad. Okay.
Thank you, sir.
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lot of time. Hey, man. Oh, thank you. Thank you, Mr. Mohammed. Joshua, Dasha, well, Amir Morning, morning.
Let me let me let me see if I can do a two Has anybody ever been to an AAA meeting? Hi, my name is Joshua. Good morning. So I back in the day, I didn't have an automobile in the Motor City. I just had a had a bicycle. So I had the privilege of walking around the Skillman library yesterday. And on the building. It said the only true wealth is knowledge, and the library's closed and being a being a highland Parker. You know, I'm still crying about the McGregor. But I was just wondering if we could see I'm kind of a nerd and I love Tax Incremental Financing. If we could just just break off like point 000000 1% of the Hudson site for that beautiful library. I I've never been on the inside. Like I say I didn't have an automobile once upon a time and now I've got four wheels. So I'm all over this fair city, but yeah, I think it would just be a wonderful addition to downtown to have that that reopened. I know that library money likes to grow legs and walk away but but if we if we could make that that cute little block a TIF district I think we could keep it open in perpetuity.
Thank you Mr. Linder. Thank you. And Ronald Foster. Good morning.
I want to reiterate, God is great. I do believe that. I believe everyone that comes out here to cause or Washington proceedings have good sense. Every voice is important and valid. However, I believe it is unwise to come before council for things that are redundant and not productive. John F. Kennedy said Ask not what your country can do for you as what you could do for your country. We have a lot of opportunities here. This came from this council, DPA assistance that Miss Johnson had put in here so people can be homeowners. We got a clean slate for Mr. dirt hill so people get a crime. They record is clear. Yeah, taskforce days that I've been watching here that both at large and the council president is in Miss Calaway by he's very hard to make sure that every contract is in the city. So when when we look at all these programs that's available as a community. I think it's important that we find the common goals to address and work towards together and try to take advantage of all these opportunities that we have shared this information and collectively address the things that we can address together and, and things that can actually produce. So that's what I'm gonna spend my time with. And I appreciate
Good morning city. Council. Thank you for having me. I've been here several times before and as you know, I am a lifelong Detroiter, I've been here for 47 years. I lost my house some time ago due to over taxation. And a couple years ago, I was evicted from a property that was bought up under me from the land bank. So now I've been to your house, your program where I'm living in a hotel me and my daughter and as of tomorrow again, I am being threatened to be put out and I have to be out of the hotel before 11am As of tomorrow, because based on them is due to non compliant. I've gotten several participation agreements as well as addendums that are attached and I asked to have that separated and as well as questions that I had, but it was never any time. So I was also asked to go down to the Detroit that works why the caseworker literally pulls her chair up and watch his li apply for jobs. I'm not doing that I'm too old for this. I know how to apply for a job. I have a 30 year career. I don't need that. Everything that I've asked for as far as barrier wise, have been delayed and pushed off and made it appear as if I'm not complying or I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing. Like I'm sitting in a hotel room, twiddling my thumbs and not being productive. That's not the case. I've been I'm Miss waters. I've spoken to your assistant. She said that you guys were working on houses. Well, that hasn't happened. Every week. I'm being threatened to be put out as of yesterday I gotta find on notice that was dated to 17 Forget this data. 24 funny that I just got yesterday. It's a continuous thing over and over and over and as well as this hotel has been extended based on this to the 31st Why is this such an issue for me to be out tomorrow? Before 11 o'clock? This is absolutely ridiculous. I just can't I don't understand how this
definitely that that is your time. I'm sorry to cut you off. I just want to make sure everyone has equal time. But now that you're here with that documentation, if you don't mind we can work with member waters and member young to connect you with Ms. Chelsea and niblets who is here. Understand but we need to still be a part of the process to see what exactly is going on. Since you're here. We want to be able to assist you Okay, so if you could just step aside and we will work with you right you're here to see if we can get some answers. Okay. And we're working for waters as well to yes number one.
Yes. Thank you,
Madam President. I, I do know that that my staff has been working very, very closely with you. And they without saying too much or trying to get you to at least agree to certain terms so that we can get you to the next step. And so I'd like to know more about that because I've been getting feedback from them. And I know that she has been working extremely hard to try and make sure that you have a place to live, making sure that you remain in the hotel. I do remember that so if you got to be around I want to personally hear about it from you, from you to me. But I do know that she's been working extremely hard. I just don't understand what happened in between, that you're not buying into anything that she's asking of you. Thank you, Becky.
Okay, so what we want to hear more too about what's going on so we'll work with member waters as well. Okay, thank you so much. Mr. Crowley
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me show you heard Ramon Jackson, both from Alicia Shelton say something to you. Actually like a question. You didn't get no answer. He was lying through your teeth when you said everything was done to coordinate and that guy sitting next to you, your sidekick, knowing as well as other people on his council. Everything was not done properly. No notices you lying You're a liar. And now you learn about the lies. You lied about that can meeting and not answering the truth. So you lie to your teeth. I ain't got none. But you learned through the ones you got. And James tait for real for real, for real. For real. I am just who I am. I told you no lies. I misled the public or passed out no bad information. I challenge you to present the bad information mislead the public or anything of that sort. Joker that you asked him Did I call him a joke I called him a joke because it's criminal was gonna came in, you're part of and downstairs on the 11th floor, the fourth floor and the fifth floor. All kinds of nonsense going on. And two words come to mind now. Smoke dick. That's exactly what I said. That's what I met you and a little LepreCon the golden girl images shattered you learn. Learn about the letters you lied about that
is inappropriate and I'm not trying to censor you but we are going to keep a level of professionalism and decorum and this council used a a word that was inappropriate. So your time is cut. Oh, you kept your time is cut off and you can be dismissed. Yes. Thank you. Miss Moore. The floor is yours. You have a minute and a half for public comment.
Miss Moore The floor is yours.
Hello? Okay. You're sure you're gonna help me and I've got Victor from my house but due to new format because I didn't owe anything and then I get put into shipping for three and a half years and then I ship and get put it in the house where they expect it three times and the first two times you didn't pay it didn't you say to pay which it shouldn't have. Okay now the shipment telling me Okay, I gotta move. Okay, because the person got marked been estimated so far is about 80,000 Okay, no, but your shipping said y'all gonna do a list of the militia land banks have received them. Okay, you're shipping say you're gonna ship a help but if no, I'm not getting what I really need. Give me a lamb because y'all owe me that much. I was evicted and my son got killed because of other hairy Edik y'all have given me all I feel like all I feel is that I'm getting colorful last. That's all. It don't make no sense to me because to keep asked to come down here for things that that's going on and the system know about it. It'll make no sense that the system is set up, keep calm, keep putting people there's homeless and then went home to put them in the system when they get home to put them back in. It's ridiculous how y'all do people out here that they're trying to do better your life How can a person a better day live if you're gonna get country putting them back? Putting them back into the system? Okay, because you got to focus on this. They can't replicate focus on how health that they family none of that or spend time with them because of the things that y'all put us to it ridiculous.
Thank you so much, Miss Moore, and I'm not sure who exactly you're referencing when you say you're the watcher. Okay, because I just I know that there was no houses promises to you or lists that were promised from our office, but I know that there has been held offered to you miss more, Miss more. You can you let me finish please. We let you speak. There has been on help offered to you every time you come down and we're going to continue to offer help that you hopefully would want to take to improve whatever situations you're going through so we will connect you while you're here again, Miss more and hopefully we can continue to help you Okay, thank you. Okay, no one more we never never gone proposed to put you in a gutter but we are going to connect you. Okay, we're going to continue to connect you Ms. More to some help and make sure that we can support you. All right, thank you so much that think that will now conclude all of the in person public comments. And we're going to turn it over to those who have joined us virtually.
Madam President, the first caller is calling user one.
Calling user one good morning
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me? Yes ma'am.
Good afternoon, Madam President. I sent you an email along with Mary waters. James Tate and Councilmember der Hall, Callaway and Ramirez and my cousin did to showing you video of the disrespectful behavior. Your guards are giving at the Rosa Parks Transit Center. I still have not gotten a chance to get with your staff to get answers on what are you going to do with this housing then revitalization when they give funds to these housing agencies. That are putting people in deplorable unsafe conditions and retaliating against them when they complain by evictions that need to be in line item to put a stop to this especially when you don't owe any money and you have not destroyed the property. I like for you to tell me. What are you going to do to get this address and when might I be able to communicate with both you member waters. James Tate Callaway and dirt Hall to form a line item to make this a law to stop this from happening to those of us who are disabled. I appreciate you. I wish you all a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I love you all.
Thank you so much.
Madam President, the next caller is Stephen hiring. Can I be heard?
Yes, you can. Good morning.
Okay, perfect. So yesterday was a historic day in our state for the first time in history the law needed er p o laws were signed by the governor but of course we still need more which includes an assault rifle ban and gun free zones on last week I do completely understand the concerns with some council members. But I think of using downtown as a starting point, such as the riverwalk or Campus Martius would be perfect. And I'm just going to say I don't know what the problem is with urban Irma Henderson and this audio but this is getting ridiculous. I saw a tweet from a journalist showing at least 20 or 30 people including a man and they came in they're not being able to get into this room. Are you know those people pay for parking? They're also taxpayers and once again, who who's running the media department, whoever it is they need to be summoned to counsel because they're doing they are not doing a good job. And as a media and marketing professional, I would just say anyone I mean, was about a year or two late on fixing an issue like that. I mean, they will be struggling right away. Because it's a total disservice to the residents and the taxpayers. And I also want to say I'm still prejudiced.
All right, thank you so much. Our next caller please.
The next caller ends in 061
Can I be hurt?
Yes sir. You can.
Yeah, this is James foot from Obama weekend Real Talk news. I hope you read my article in the native Sun News on page 12. Council. We have a very, very sad mother and father in the city that lost their son to a needless auto accident. There's a lot of intelligence here in that office in the net room today and there's a lot of degrees and you're getting paid. Are you burning the midnight oil to stop this drag racing and red light running in the city? No state or city has this drag racing and red light prop County. The state and the nation are watching this reckless app pedestrians lives are in danger downtown is safe. Well outsiders have to come in and stop this. Think about this console. You are getting paid. You're going to have to act. And also just another side note. I think you guys are doing a good job but you said work a little harder. Please do not give bail out any money because 80% of the children in the city live in poverty. One has six children in the city. I have no pants, and then three fourths of them have no no nutritious or good meals. Think about the city. I think you're trying to do something but work a little harder. God bless you. This is James flipped from Obama weekend and Real Talk news. God bless everybody. Listen to me.
Thank you you as well.
Next caller is William M. Davis.
Good morning Mr. Davis.
Morning Mr. Davis.
Madam President, we can come to Mr. Davis at the end if you would like
yes, we can come back to him please.
The next caller is Carol Hughes.
Good morning, may I be heard?
To council president and council members and panel and Detroiters who are in the chamber? Yes, it is against the meetings ordinance that people are not allowed access to a place where a public meeting is occurring. We have an auditorium that would have held everyone had it been prepared for the public. We do pay our tax dollars and one of the things that we do expect is that we can go to the meetings and have enough room for the maze because we have we do have access to that we should. I am also calling about 18.1 R prefunding for landlords. I saw that I saw the question and the answer and it was very disturbing to me. I want to know if has any of that 3 million been spent thus far. And where is it published how you get access to the 3 million are for dollars for this landlord program. 17.8 is two four asked me as any of that increase gonna go for bus drivers because we need to increase the amount of money that they're making. If they're part of the ask me union and you have a team that five provide full renovation for properties at live look who will occupy these properties and how do you get access to them? Can anyone have access to them? It was many of the people who came down are offering you a lot of problems that the people are having them city please address our problems.
All right, thank you misuse
Madam President. The next caller is Miko a Williams.
Hi, good morning, counsel. I'm just wanted to make a public comment in the statement given all of the problems that we are dealing with today, proposal P would have cleared all the red tape of bureaucracy it would have solved the problem for renters, tenants, homeowners and stakeholders in the city of Detroit it would have protected us from millionaires and billionaires given us fair working conditions. And it also would have benefited wages and opportunities for prosperity and growth. You've allowed millionaires, billionaires gatekeepers bootlickers, and also those that have done evil and wrongdoing corruption in our city to run roughshod disrespect you and also disregard your laws and your rules. You need to reestablish order and you need to do it today. You need to stop letting Mayor Duggan and other officials boss you around you need to set standards you also need to stand in authority and you need to also protect the citizens. We pay the taxes we deserve better. We also deserve democracy. You see what's happening up all across the country. What is Detroit doing? We are the display era of African American leadership, black excellence and you have ruined it just didn't matter of months on your tenure. You can change just the route today. Please start protecting the citizens.
All right, thank you Mr. Williams.
The next caller is Linda Hall.
Thank you city council members. My name is Linda Hall. I'm a union steward with SEIU Local one and I work at the Met when your airport. Today I'm here to support my fellow Detroit workers who deserve to have a seat at the table. So the standard board as a longtime new so I know what it means to have a powerful voice to speak up for ourselves and ensure we're treated fairly and respected. I used to love taking my mom to the baseball games and attending the concerts at our arenas. Oh we have beautiful arenas, Detroiters and out of towners. Know that they could count on a wonderful time at our arenas. And that's because hard work. That's because of the hard work that employees put in every day. They deserve to be paid fairly. So they can afford to take care of their families. They should be able to work in safe healthy conditions and be respected and protected at their jobs. These workers are our neighbors. They are part of our community and they deserve to have their voices heard. This word would give their arena workers a real voice and to make decisions together with their employers about healthier, safer and more fair work workplaces. More fair workplaces that allow our community to thrive. It's also important that workers are at the table with employers being heard about their issues. That impact them and how we make them better. I urge the City Council
Alright, thank you. We did lose a quorum. And so we just have to listen at this point. So Karen, if you can proceed.
The next caller is Cunningham.
They can't hear me. Can you hear me clearly today please? Yes sir. Can you hear me?
Yes sir. We can
all right. Thank you so much, Madam President. What?
The floor is yours, Mr. Cunningham. Go ahead.
Thank you so much, madam. And thank you so much, Madam
President. Thank you. So, President Thank you City Council. Thanks for all that are listening. 313-444-9114 is the number 313-444-9114 Again 313-444-9114. And on Facebook force subservience coming in on Facebook forced subservience, Cunningham. I want to just give a shout out and thank you to the Honorable President of city council. Right to the Detroit Department of Transportation and put meeting also for Mr. Springs, member dirt halls office and if I forgot anybody, I wrote it down. Please forgive me. Um, and they heard that a couple of people there. At night, the buses are not coming and they're getting off of a 12 hour shift or a 10 hour shift. Also, I was curious about the sense of urgency of raising the pay of the bus drivers. Is there any update on that? Again, thank you, Madam President. Thank you, city council. All hopefully this unity and fixing public transportation swiftly with a sense of urgency.
Thank you so much, Mr. Cunningham.
And next caller is Karen Winston. Hello,
yes. Good morning. How are you? Good. Thank you. Great.
Um, I have issues with the public lighting contracts. One is says revenue but that's only for one location and that one locations that 13/43 Street, which is also the location of what's the location of public lightnings main headquarters? And there's two substations right there at that location. And then we also have several sub stations that are still energized, which means that the public lighting infrastructure is still being used. So the question to me becomes who is the qualified individual who's working in and using the public lighting assets? So I think we need to, you know, oh, and we'll start he's not on there. Mr. Fee is the main public lighting station that sends power to all these other stations that are still energized. What you had in the past in Bolte Taylor, and I don't know what project neither of them were engineers, so neither of them have expertise word as it relates to any asset of public life, anything electrical and so on. So we need to backup on that. Especially with thumb, you're only going to get they're only offering you to eat to to serve that. Often you do anything but survey and give you a list of what they're going to charge you to do. So take a better a closer look. We gotta do better. Thanks.
All right. Thank you Miss Winston.
The next caller is to hear a mod
Mr. Ma, good morning.
Good morning. Good morning to you one. Thank you for allowing me to speak to you right Ramon Jackson and Malik Shelton. Please sue the city over this matter. Congratulations to the Ortiz Jazz's a black invention and Detroit has been at the forefront of this amazing invention. Black people need to be the face of our inventions, therefore replace Chris Collins with the son of Detroit black musicians. Like Pharell Sanders son, you zeal Sanders and all other black music inventions, r&b, techno etc. white faces should not represent our music or art for our children's sake, and for the sake of integrity passed the property tax reform ordinance ordinance the $600 million dollar property tax overtaxed and illegal foreclosures offers is a dis is a discount on land bank homes, which are probably stolen home from the administration's crime to eliminate black home ownership is an insult and continuation of the same crime. Imagine we are Bloomfield Hills homeowners who have been illegally foreclosed and overtaxed over a billion dollars and your remedy is to offer discounts to buy dilapidated homes or remedial home repairs as a remedy remedy. Some of us already have homes that are still being overtaxed. Our homes made unlivable because of the disaster of June 26 Fifth 2026
Thank you Miss Miss. Miss Ahmad. Sorry.
next caller is Mary Maddox. Scarlett.
Oh, Scarlett Good morning.
To be you Monday
man who cut
Thank you Miss Maddox.
The next caller ends in 124.
Or one to four Good afternoon
caller 124 Good afternoon
All right, if we can come back to call the one to four please. Yes. We can hear you. Yes.
Okay. First of all concerned about items 7.123 and four $20 million for it funding. Also number 19.2. On the agenda 295 is pursuing emergency demolition. That wasn't an emergency it said they're burnt for two years. And so why are these receipts coming for payment after the job is done. Also, item 20.1 for $878,000 plus of ARPA money to demolish a building on Hoover. That's not my understanding of what our money was supposed to be for. There are citizens who come here every single week telling you how they're in desperate need of help and resources and yet we're blowing money once again on demolition. Also 20 point 28 Calm Who is this firm getting $195,000 about looking at the electric vehicle site when we don't have a secure electric grid. I'd also like to say about the two teachers I'd like to commend them and of course, the electronic musicians who put Detroit on the face of the map of the earth. But the teachers I'd like to know.
All right, Madam President. Madam President, the next caller is Ruby Riley. Good morning.
Morning. Excuse me.
Good morning, Miss Riley.
As you know, I wasn't there last week. Because my blood pressure was shocked to hear my doctor told me Hold up. Wait a minute, take a break. But just recently, land bank contacted me and I supposed to be having a meeting with them. But I got a postcard and the mayor of a property have a lot that I have paid for and didn't need to name me. But I had got information from Megan when she was in Lambay a very property and lots that I suppose have purchased you know that they said he was getting that and we get and so the other line that that man still has about 17 Ice cream trucks on land. It's not he is I've been taking care for over 30 years. My mom had gone 25 years I know at least 30 years. And he got this fence around here. It looks terrible. It looks terrible. And it's not it's not here. And I've been applied for that years and years and years ago. And I still have not received it. I even put I think it's probably pending now. But it looks terrible. I mean, some of the city workers have been over here they seen it and not here to add more ice cream trucks. You know a guy fences around does not even he is that need to come down I need to be it needs to be turned over to me I put my car in in order two times. One time they say they didn't get it which I know that's a tail because I know what I did. And so
thank you Miss Riley. The next caller is Betty a Varner.
Good afternoon to all. I'm here again asked him to help. First I want to say Thank God my organization is sold elsewhere black association we had a successful Motor City makeover. And our next project is the arise Detroit neighborhoods de resource fair that we're going to do in our neighborhood. We did it last year was very successful. And so we're looking for help to get the word out to businesses and organizations or vendors who have services that they offer the city of Detroit residents. Last year we were able to give away 100 bikes we had hair cutting and braiding for the children. We gave out school supplies. DTE was part of our event our mayor core of the businesses we also grill high dog and it was very successful. So we're hoping this year will be as successful or we will be able to do a much better job so I'm reaching out to all the council members if you have information to share, but especially to council member Darryl Hall, Council Member waters and council member Coleman ya. And if you have any information please do
thank you so much.
next caller is Robert
Hello. Good afternoon. Oh, I'm gonna keep it real short and simple. I've been listening I listen to the council quite a bit. And I keep hearing about people wanting to make things better. And I'm gonna say it again. Wow, you have the finances and the opportunities to do these things. Make things right stop making it better go ahead and fix things instead of putting band aids on stuff and that's to all the council and the administration and and even the advocates that are out here looking to do just a little better, make things right, make things be done right. And we're not talking about a right just for a different class of people we're talking about right for everybody. So if it would be right for yourself. Do it for others. If not, make sure you don't do it. Thank you have a great day.
All right, thank you
all right, our next caller please.
The next caller is Renard mon Trotsky.
All right, do actually know gonna be hurt. Yes, sir. Good afternoon, Madam President and members, also known as Renard Shecky. I'm a member of Detroit people's platform transit justice team just wanted to inquire about the progress of the paratransit contracts. I know that the temporary arrangement is due to end pretty soon. And I just wanted to at least you know convey to this council that DDOT performance in terms of taking over complaints, the dispatching and more of an operational aspects of paratransit has improved service, but I don't want to speak for constituency, so I will reserve that for folks that actually use it, but what I'm hearing, at least is better service. But I just wanted to inquire about the progress of the negotiations with the drivers and the administration. I was sharing a post about working for DDOT on my Facebook page, and I noticed the starting wage is low for the drivers. So I'm with this new font identity that has some wonder if there's been any improvement in those negotiations. Other than that I reserved the rest of my time so that other folks can speak their concerns before. Thank you.
All right, thank you so much winner and again, we will be following up through the public health and safety committee on the paratransit contracts and are still awaiting for the collective bargaining collective bargaining agreement process to play out as it relates to the raising of the salaries for the bus drivers but we'll keep you posted as we receive information as well.
Madam President, the last caller, we can go back to William M. Davis, okay.
Mr Davis, good afternoon.
Madam President, I am requesting that he unmutes but it does not look like he is able to
write Mr. Davis. We Are Going once. Going twice. And Mr. Davis, if you can just submit your comments to us. We will make sure that they are a part of public record. And that will conclude our public comment for this morning. And we will proceed back to our agenda for today. And colleagues if there are no objections, I would like to move forward with the resolution to establish the end. Excuse me the industry standards board saying that we have several residents and members of SEIU who are here. In fact can go to that line and invest line item 17.9. There are no objections. Okay, thank you. And if we can move that for discussion. I know we have a amended version as well.
Um, so President Pro to take on behalf of council president Schiff, a resolution line item 17.9.
President rotate. So move Madam President. All right motion for discussion. I just want to first thank all of the members of SEIU It was truly a proud moment to see the men and women of SEIU deliver over 150 petition signatures in support of arena workers creating the first ever industry standards boards under the ordinance that I had the privilege of sponsoring and passing last term with the support of the SEIU, so let's give them a round of applause as well to this is big for our city. And just for the general public to again understand what this does the industry standards boards ensures that Detroit workers expecially underpaid black and brown workers in our city who have long been denied a say in the conditions that impact them. They will now have a more powerful voice in their industry. It gives worse seat at the table with respect to their employers and how they determine their wages and helps improve the overall quality of life for the residents who work day in and day out in this city. There's a phrase that if they don't give you a seat at the table, that you create your own one. And that is exactly what we did with this particular ordinance. We created our own seat at that table. The Standards Board benefits the city by bringing together workers, employers, government officials to recommend basic health safety, wage and job standards within a specific industry through a public process. Workers across various industries including fast food workers, health care, long term care facilities and beyond all now have the opportunity to publicly organize and demand a voice want the job in a stronger say in the conditions of their workplace. I am proud to be a sponsor of this landmark legislation that sends a signal that workers matter. And I look forward to establishing this industry standard boards across many sectors of the workplace. So again, want to thank the SEIU. This was an order that really came from the ground up from the grassroots up. And so it wasn't just me it was a collaborative effort of both SEIU and myself and I am so proud to establish the first ever industry standards boards for arena workers. All right. But with that being said, we do have an amended version. And so there's a motion to walk one, the amended version of this particular resolution motion. All right Hearing no objections, we will work on the amended resolution. And Mr. Clark,
was the president vote to take an amended resolution on behalf of council president ship in Oh, Tim.
Madam President, I move approval of the resolution on your behalf.
All right. Thank you motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing no objections, the resolution is approved. And if there's a waiver we can request, please. Request and I'm president All right Hearing no objections. The waiver is approved. Again. Thank you and the work continues. We know we have to appoint individuals now to represent the board. And so looking forward to working with you. Ah. All right. And I also see we have with us, our Assistant Deputy Chief Hey, he's always fighting haze, but the formula Yep. And this is regarding the curfew for the fireworks if there was no objections I will also like to take this up as well.
You can come to the table with 1.3.
Metal Madam President, that is line item 2023.
I'm trying to get to it. Okay. If you want to go ahead and move it Mr. Clerk.
Councilmember Benson introduction of an ordinance line item 20 point 23.
All right, member Benson
objection move that the ordinance be laid twice by title or printed and laid on the table? Discussion? Right discussion? Do yourself to the deputy chief, please give us an update on what we're doing any changes? Anything we should be concerned about that we haven't seen in the past and how you're planning on handling any challenges
Good afternoon to this honorable body through the Chair if I may. Address dress. Councilmember Vinson, as it is written there are no new I guess or no new information or no changes to the proposed ordinance and just kind of to discuss the spirit of this ordinance. It coincides with the annual fireworks that we have here in our city. The purpose of this is to promote parental responsibility. As we have a lot of youngsters from not only the city of Detroit, but the metro Detroit area. We want to ensure that that there's a conduct or decorum to those that are partaking or viewing the fireworks that is one that's peaceful and non disorderly. We've had this in the past we make this request annually and just to share some of the efforts that we've had and what we've been able to do with this ordinance. We have some statistics. on last year's fireworks, we made two arrests. They were two adults that had poor conflict resolution skills, and as a result, they both went to jail as it relates to the minors that were found in violation of this curfew, or adults that were found in violation. For failing that parental responsibility piece for monitoring their youngsters. There were zero tickets are written to either minors or adults. how it would look is while our officers are out members are on post throughout the viewing area. Something would need to draw their attention, whether it be a report of disorderly behavior objects being thrown fights or things of that nature for our officers to act and from that we will ask them questions and ascertain if in fact their ages and if they are found to be in violation, should you approve of this curfew. They would then be conveyed to a processing center. The processing centers at 4700 West Fourth Street, the Fourth Precinct, where at that point we will contact the parent or guardian and then at that point ordinances would be issued we are thankful that there were none last year and that space was just an opportunity for some officers to kind of catch up and go over some training and we made the best of the time but that would be the protocol if in fact we have to enforce this ordinance so we found someone in violation that is the overview of this and Madam President, I will gladly answer any additional questions this body may have
been somewhere you done. Right. And just Can you speak a little bit about how you are going to notify the public regarding the curfew. So in social media, any type of campaigns just to make sure people are aware, parents and children. Thank you.
Yes, ma'am. Madam Chair. Madam President, I'm sorry. We will have a robust information campaign. It is always the objective of DPD to educate before we enforce so with that it will be social media, both DPD platform, the city's platforms, our partners, the Department of neighborhoods and others, we will have prenat press where we again will educate others, our partners that we'll be working with at the parade company, again when they have their opportunity and platforms to showcase the event. We will push that out at our community meetings to our neighborhood police officers, we will do everything we possibly can, again to educate the community and those that make the decision to come down here and enjoy the fireworks in efforts that we don't. Again have to write any tickets and have the successes that we've had last year and a great fireworks with no incidents.
All right. And if you can make sure you send that to us as well so we can get it out to our networks and our districts as well. And then my only last question is just in regards to kind of phasing out the curfew. Seeing that the amount of incidents and tickets and arrests are going down. Have you all looked at you know when we plan to possibly try to phase out of this?
Madam President, we will continue to monitor that. I can tell you we're not there yet. Early on from the summer, quite frankly, it was the campaign through chief White's 12 point plan with a huge pillar of that main parental responsibility that we were able to move from that horrible weekend in April to where we are now when we're not having those incidents. So we hope for day one when it's when we don't have to enact this but to be very candid with you we don't think that were there yet, but we will certainly have dialogue and feedback to get to that place that you mentioned.
All right. Any additional questions or comments? All right, hearing none, Councilmember Benson has already moved this for approval. In Are there any objections? Hearing none, that motion is approved. Thank you. My pleasure. Thank you.
So I'm gonna go Monday,
Madam President. Yes, we do have another motion for the public hearing. That's the next one. Councilmember Benson a resolution setting a public hearing line item 20 point 24. Councilman Robinson
motions at the public hearing for
date to be determined at time. All right,
motion has been made Hearing no objections. The scheduling of a public hearing is approved. From the Office of the Chief Financial Officer Office of Development in grants.
Madam President, we actually have to go back to BFA Oh yes, we
do. Look I'm going straight up
all right. Mr. Clark,
we are a line item 16.1. And this item is from the City Clerk's Office slash City Planning Commission. Council member young a resolution line item 16.1.
Council Member Yeah.
You good to hear. Thank you, Mr. President. I move to approve line item 16.1.
All right, motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the one resolution will be approved. From the Downtown Development Authority,
Councilmember young are resolute in line item 16.2.
Thank you Madam President. I move to approve line item 16.2.
motion has been made. This is approving the downtown development authorities operating budget for fiscal year 2023 and 2024. Hearing no objections, the one resolution will be approved from the eight mile Woodward Corridor Improvement authority.
Councilmember young a resolution line item 16.3.
Thank you, Madam President. I move to approve line item 16.3.
motion has been made. Hearing no objections. The one resolution will be approved from the Local Development Finance Authority.
Ultimately young a resolution line item 16.4.
Thank you Madam President. I move to approve line item 16.4
motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the one resolution will be approved for the internal operations standing committee from the mayor's office,
Councilmember Johnson two resolutions, land 17.1 and 17.2.
Thank you madam president Move for approval online items 17.1.
motion has been made for approval. This is for the executive organizational plan for the mayor's office. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the one resolution will be approved. But she moved just one. Okay, so the one resolution will be approved. And councilmember Johnson
Thank you, Madam President. Move for approval online item 17.2. To set the date and provide notice of the public hearing on the executive organization and plan to set the date for June 7 at 10:15am.
All right. motion has been made. Are there any objections? Hearing none, that public hearing will be scheduled and the resolution is approved. From the law department,
Councilmember Johnson by resolutions line item 17.3 to 17.7.
thank you, Madam President Move for approval on line item 17.3 through 17.7 Noting that line item 17.3 was a line item 17.3 was a recent closed session that was held.
Okay. All right motion has been made for 17.3 or 17 point 17. Any objections and if you could show me as a note one 17.3 Councilmember young
law so no. 17.3 Councilman young
councilmember Santiago mero. No one 17.3 member Johnson.
Thank you, Madam President. No one 17.3 and OpenType
no on 17.3 President water waters no one 17.3. No 17.1
Madam President line item 17.3 fails.
All right. That line item fails in the remaining resolutions will be approved. From the Human Resources Department Labor Relations Division.
Councilmember Johnson a resolution line item 17.8.
Thank you madam president Move for approval.
All right, motion has been made for approval. Are there any any objections? Hearing none, this one resolution will be approved. From the legislative policy division.
Madam President, we actually haven't voted on this one already. So we can skip under resolutions. Councilmember Johnson two resolutions, line items 17 point 10 and 17 point 11.
Thank you, Madam President Move for approval on line item 717 point 10 and 17 point 11. And I did just want to note for a public commenter that Mr. John Collins is an African American Detroit.
All right, so 17 point 10 Is reappointing Mr. Collins to the Detroit entertainment commission. And then 17 point 11 is appointing Carl Bentley to the civil Civil Service Commission. Any discussion? Yes, member
any additional confusion about the race or ethnicity of Mr. John Collins. He was just here earlier today for about half an hour presenting awards and he is clearly an African American man and one of my fraternity brothers as well. Thank you
all right, thank you. So those line items have been moved for approval Hearing no objections, the two resolutions will be approved. And member Johnson if we can have a waiver on both
of those motion for waiver. All right.
Hearing no objections. A waiver will be attached to both resolutions. Under resolutions,
Councilmember Johnson on behalf of councilmember Whitfield Callaway a resolution line item 17 point 12
Thank you, Madam President Move for approval to appoint Marcus Twyman to the Board of Review representing Council District Two
motion has been made. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the one resolution will be approved. Madam Chair, yes, Mr. Washington.
Yes, we request a
waiver for items 16.2 to 16.4.
There was a request for a waiver and these are all of the budget operating budget approvals. Is there a motion? Motion? Any objection to adding a waiver to these line items? Hearing none, a waiver will be attached.
And President Yes.
waiver on 17 point 10 17.9 In the 17 point 12.
We did 17 point 10 and 1117 point 1212. Yeah, thank you. motion has been made for a waiver for 17 point 12. Hearing no objections that action will be taken for the planning in economic development committee from the Office of contracting and procurements.
Madam President, there are five contracts of global today from the Planning and Economic Development Senate committee all contracts for the housing and liberalization department. First up we have contract number 60048891 2% arpa funding to provide financial products to landlords to ease that financial burden of inspections, rehab and repairs to increase supply of quality and affordable rental units. Contract is CH en Housing Partners. total contract amount $3,157,200. The next contract is contract number 60027891 2%. Grant funding amendment number five to provide an extension of time for case management and financial assistance to households at risk of home. Less nest nests contract is United Community Housing Coalition original contract amount $525,000. The next contract is contract number 6005271 2% grant funding to provide payment only for tax preparation and counseling services previously provided contract accounting Aid Society total contract amount is $340,282.19. The next contract is contract number 6005289. Wants to seek funding to buy blight remediation and site Readiness Program Management Services Contract is the magic and SmithGroup Inc. total contract amount $500,000. The last contract is contract numbers 60051631 2%. City funding to provide a full renovation of the bridging neighborhoods property located at 16242 lilac Street, and 16934 lilac street contract is smart construction and development LLC. So the contract amount $253,000 Council President potentate five resolutions, line items 18.1 to 18.5.
Thank you. Prototype.
President move approval of mine items 18.1 through 18.5 Please.
All right motion has been made. Any discussion? Discussion? Discussion? Yes. Councilmember Johnson. Thank
you, Madam President. And my apologies pro Tim. I just wanted to put on the record. There were there was a question that I asked HRD I did receive a response this morning. But just wanted to see if someone that I'm online and speak relative to line item 18.1 as it relates to any changes in ownership for a grant deployment of this particular funding.
yes. Madam Chair. We
have Keegan Mahoney online. Okay.
Madam president Kagan Mahoney has been promoted to panelists.
All right, thank you
Mr. Mahoney Are you there with us? All right, there we go.
Good afternoon. Housing and revitalization department. Yes, the housing revitalization department is currently working with the law department and our compliance team to craft a contractual instrument that would be used in conjunction with the investment to landlords that would secure the affordability as well as the requirements to maintain the COC compliance throughout the compliance period. Even if the property were to change hands. Depending on the specifics that we work out with those teams, it may include a repayment of those funds. If a sale were to be completed during the time period and the compliance terms no longer being honored, it would trigger a repayment of those funds.
Thank you so much. And just to confirm that the compliance period is five years. That is correct. Okay. Thank you. Thank you, Madam President.
Thank you, member Johnson. Any additional questions? All right, Karen. Thank you, sir. We are good to go. motion has been made for approval for these line items. Hearing no objections. The five resolutions will be approved. From the lot, I'm sorry, yes.
Was for waiver in line item 18.5. Please.
waiver has been requested for 18.5 Any objections? Hearing none, that motion is approved. We're going to move now from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer Office of Development and grants. We skipped over the law department because it wasn't yet. So we're going to move now to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer Office of Development in grants
members. Actually, we haven't did this ordinance here. I'm sorry.
I thought that was the other one. I apologize. All right from the law department.
So member Benson and also noting I mean, an introduction of an ordinance nine 18.6
I'm gonna get the ordinance be read twice by title order printed and laid on the table.
Hearing no objections. That action will be taken from the law department.
Councilmember Vinson a resolution setting a public hearing line item 18.7.
move for a setting of a public hearing the date and time to be determined.
Hearing no objections. That action will be taken. From the Office of the Chief Financial Officer Office of Development and grants
council president potentate a resolution Latin meeting point eight.
Pro Tim Tate,
President move approval of line item 18.8.
Please. motion has been made and this is to submit a grant application to the Homeless Action Network of Detroit for the coordinated assessment model grant Hearing no objections. The one resolution will be approved and if we can have a waiver. All right Hearing no objections waiver will be attached. From the City Planning Commission,
Council President take a resolution line item 18.9.
Pro Tim tape
President Move approval online on an 18.9 release. motion
has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the one resolution will be approved. From the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
council president potentate a resolution line on 18 point 10 noting that this item was postponed from last week's formal session.
Oh, Tim Tate
moves to this move for discussion on President Yes, discussion. 18 point So Madam President, I do believe that there still some conversation that still needs to be had with your office and the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority so request to postpone the vote for 18 point 10 for an additional week for one week.
Okay. Motion has been made to postpone for one week, Hearing no objections that action will be taken. Or the planning and development department.
Council President Pro Tem take four resolutions, nine items 18 point 11 To 18 point 14 Pro Tem Tate
President move approval of line items 18 point 11 through 18 point 14 Please.
motion has been made and these are various property sales. Hearing no objections. The four resolutions will be approved for the public health and safety standing committee from the Office of contracting and procurement.
Madam President, there are 12 contracts up for vote today from the public health and safety standing committee. First up we have contract number 30655691 2%. City funding to provide an emergency demolition for the residential property at 17253. Mackay contract is DMC consultants Inc, total contract amount $14,750. And this contract is for city demolition. The next contract is contract number 30650501 2%. City funding to provide an emergency demolition or the residential property at 295 e spittoon. Contractors SC Environmental Services LLC total contract amount $21,650 of this contract is for city demolition. The next contract is contract number 30650541 2%. City funding to provide an emergency demolition for the residential property for 331 Lumley contract has BMC consultants Inc, total contract amount $14,350. And this contract is Chris demolition. The next contract is contract number 30651751 2%. City funding to provide an emergency demolition for the residential property at 15601 metalline contract is DMC consultants Inc, total contract amount $14,350. And this contract is for city demolition. The next contract is contract number 30652951 2%. City funding to provide an emergency demolition for the residential property at 18844 passing passing, so this DMC consultants Inc total contract amount $14,700 And this contract is supposed to be demolition. The next contract is contract number 30653871 2%. City funding. So right in mercy demolition for the residential property at 4786 of the total amount $20,600 In this contract is for city demolition. The next contract is contract number 30655651 2%. City funding to provide an emergency demolition for the residential property at 13921 fit contract is SC Environmental Services LLC total contract amount $17,950. And this contract is for city demolition. The next contract is contract number 30655731 2%. City funding to provide an emergency demolition for the residential property at 14411. Camden, contracted DMC consultants Inc total contract amount $16,575. And this contract is for city demolition. And extractors categories do six by 5761 2%. City funding to provide an emergency demolition, but residential property at 8851 Charlotte boy contractors DMC consultants Inc, total contract amount $16,980 And this contract is for city demolition. The next contract is contract number 30655771 2%. City funding to provide an emergency demolition for the residential property at 14416. Spring contractor is the guy on company total contract amount $15,900 And this contract is for city demolition. The next contract is contract number 306 by 5781 2%. City funding to write and mercy demolition for the residential property at one one to eight lower rents contract is Guyana company total contract amount $15,250. And this contract is for city demolition. The last contract is contract number 30655801 2%. City funding to provide an emergency demolition for the residential property at 281. War sister place contractors guide on the company total contract amount $21,200. And this contract for city demolition. Councilmember Santiago Rivera 12 resolutions, line items 19.1 To 19 point well,
thank you, Councilmember Santiago Ramiro. Thank you Madam President. I motion to approve Williams 19.1 through 19 point 12 with discussion. Okay, discussion. Thank you, Madam President. Just briefly, want to note that these are emergency demolition contracts and we approve these with the notion that they have already been demolished. A few weeks ago though, during our committee, we learned that one of the contracts needed to be removed because they weren't going to demolish the building, which is good that we didn't approve because it wasn't demolished. But with that moving forward. I would like to see on the teacher reports the date of the demolition of property that we are approving again because it isn't an emergency demolition means that it has been demolished. So with that I would like to make a motion as well, to request LPD to work with OCP and the demolition department to include whether the property has been demolished in the TDA reports with the dates. We will be something that's an MMO as well. And I have talked with the director about this request as well. And she will be working on this with OCP. But with that, Madam President, I would like to make that motion.
Excuse me, I would suggest you deal with the main motion
first. Okay, so that's my only request is to make that motion madam president with that I motion to approve 19.1 through 19 point 12. All right motion has been made. Are there any objections? to 19.1 through 19 point well, hearing none, those resolutions will be approved. And if you want to make your second motion now cast member, thank you, Madam President. I would like to make a motion in requesting LPD work with OCP and demo to include the date of the demolition in our tutor reports. Okay, Hearing no objections and we'll make sure that it is submitted in writing as well. Hearing no objections that thank you from the Department of Public Works.
Council Member Santiago Romero a resolution line item 19 point 13
Councilmember Santiago Ramiro. Thank you, Madam President. Motion to approve 19 point 13 motion has been made and this is for the local bridge program for bridge replacement and preventative maintenance, while various districts in our city. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the one resolution will be approved. From in a public works city engineering division.
Councilmember Santiago were mailed 12 resolutions, nine items 19 point 14 To 19 point 25.
Councilmember Santiago Rivera Madam President motion to approve when the items 19.4 tene through 19 point 25. These are all various encroachment requests. motion has been made. Are there any objections? Hearing none the 12 resolutions will be approved. Under resolutions,
Councilmember waters a resolution line item 19 point 26.
Thank you, Madam President. I
All right motion has been made for approval and this is a resolution on cell phone towers. Hearing no objections, the one resolution will be approved. We will now move to the new business agenda from the mayor's office.
Councilmember young 10 resolutions line items 21 20.1 To 20 point 10.
thank you Madam President. I move to approve line item 20.13 20 Point team.
All right motion has been made for approval and these are our various city events. Are there any objections? Hearing no objections, the tin resolutions will be approved. waivers.
Yes, ma'am. Madam President, I'd like to request a waiver for line item 20.11 3.21 2.5 20.7 through
20.9. All right, motion has been made for a waiver. Are there any objections? Hearing none, that action will be taken from the Office of contracting and procurements.
Madam President, there are nine contracts up for vote today from the public health and safety standing committee. On today's new business portion of the agenda. First we have contract number 600507 300%. Grant funding provides services for ending the HIV epidemic a plan for America. Ryan White HIV slash AIDS program Parts A and B kind of it is Henry Ford Health System total contract amount $611,998.20 cent, and this contract is for the health department. The next contract is is an amended contract contract number of 60050901 2% grant funding to provide an adult clinic program administrator of coordinating and managing medical and supportive services for low income under and uninsured persons living with HIV in the Detroit eligible metropolitan area. hazard is wellness services Inc total contract amount $127,345.08. And this contract is for the health department. The next contract is contract number 60050851 2%. Grant funding to provide an adult clinic program administrator for coordinating and managing medical and supportive services for low income under and uninsured persons living with HIV and the Detroit eligible metropolitan area. Contract is opening integrated health care network total contract amount $1,313,632.50. And this contract is what health department the next contract is contract number 600527712. ARPA funding to provide a Bateman and demolition a commercial structure located at 1925 Hoover. That is the Environmental Services LLC total contract amount $878,350 And this contract is for city demolition. The next contract is contract number 600-370-6811 2%. City funding amendment number one to provide an extension of time and an increase of funds to supply the Detroit department with the uniforms for this NYP uniform company total contract amount $805,742.02 And this contract is for the fire department. The next contract is contract numbers 60052441 2%. City funding by 6200 cases of nitrile and vinyl medical gloves contract is bound tree medical LLC total control amount $350,000 And this contract gets put the fire department. The next contract is contract number 6001858. A one 80% Federal federal 20% state funding amendment number one to provide an increase of funds for transportation planning, program management and engineering services contract is AE CLM Great Lakes Inc. Total check amount $7,257,650 And this contract is for transportation. The next contract is contract number 60051481 2%. State funding to provide transportation services for seniors and disabled riders specialized services for the St. Patrick Senior Center Inc, total cost per mile $79,999 And this contract is for transportation. The last contract is contract number 6046241 2% grant funding to buy vehicle purchases and ancillary services captured is Feldman Ford LLC total contract amount $3,201,082 And this contract is for transportation councilmember Benson nine resolutions, lands 20 point 11 through 20 point 19.
for approval discussion?
All right discussion.
We're looking at contract line item number 20 point 19. Just want to bring attention and acknowledge the administration is now working towards meeting our greenhouse gas goals, as well as meeting our efficiency standards that are needed to meet those goals. And what you'll see is that now we're looking at vehicles that are either being purchased hybrid with Eevee options or EVs or high efficiency vehicles where they can and some vehicles that just don't have those opportunities, but they're at least looking and keeping the options open. So didn't want to recognize them and acknowledge that the administration is moving. But we are now seeing the city and all the vehicle purchases looking to support our greenhouse gas reduction efforts. Thank you. All right. Thank
you member Benson any additional discussion on these line items all right, hearing none motion has been made for approval and Hearing no objections the nine resolutions will be approved
by present request waiver online on
20 point 1120 point 12 point point 1320 point 14 and 20 point 20.
waiver has been requested. Any objections? Hearing none that action will be taken Madam President. Yes. Ma'am. I would like to also request waivers for 20 points 1520 point 1620 point 17 and 20 point 18. All right, additional waivers have been requested any objection? Hearing none that action will be taken from the Office of contracting and procurement.
Madam President, there are three contracts up for vote today from the Neighborhood and Community Services Standing Committee on today's new business portion of the agenda. All Contracts are for general services. versa we have contract number 6051881 2% city funding to provide fleet electric vehicle consultant services contract is a e c o m Great Lakes Inc.
total contract amount $195,591.92. The next contract is contrary number 6005205 57% capital 43% grant funding to provide roof replacement and five buildings for Historic Fort Wayne contract is DMC consultants Inc. total contract amount $1,061,400. The last contract is contract number 6005297. Module percent city funding to write landscaping, lumber fencing, and bulk items contract is Michigan recreational construction, total contract amount $70,000 Also remember young three resolutions lines 20 point 2220 point 22
So remember Young.
Thank you Madam President. I move to approve line item 20 point 2320 point 22
motion has been made. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the two resolutions three resolutions where we three resolutions will be approved. request a waiver a line items 20 point 21 and 20 point 22 All right, a waiver has been requested any objections? Hearing none that motion is approved member Young.
I'll request the waiver on a line item 20.1.
Okay, motion has been made for an additional waiver Hearing no objections that action will be taken from the law department.
Madam President, we can actually skip
that one. All right from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer Office of Development in grants.
Councilmember young a resolution Lanham 20 point 25.
Thank you, Madam President. I moved to approve line item 20 point 25
motion has been made this is to accept the donation of a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue to be installed at Hart Plaza. Hearing no objections. The one resolution will be approved from the legislative policy division,
Councilmember Johnson a resolution Lanham 20 point 26.
Thank you, Madam President Move for approval.
Right motion has been made for approval. Hearing no objections, the one resolution will be approved from the legislative policy division.
Council member Johnson on behalf of council member we feel kannaway A resolution Lanham 20 point 27.
Council member Johnson.
Thank you, Madam President Move for approval on line item 20 point 27 To recognize May 8 2023 through May 12 2023 as Teacher Appreciation Week
motion has been made. Hearing no objections the one resolution will be approved. Before we move forward, Mr. Clerk
Madam President before we go with to the referrals I do have a couple items that will need to be walked on. Our first item is actually not really a walk one but it was moved out of committee, Lanham 26.7 was moved out of committee yesterday to be on today for a vote. However it was already submitted an E scribe so it was on as a referral mistakenly. So we'd like to ask the clerk's office as this item be moved. For a vote today minus 26.7 motion.
Right motion has been made to move 26.7 to new business for vote, Hearing no objections that action will be taken. And report from the EU member. Yeah. Did you have anything additional?
I do have other referrals.
I just finished the referrals. Yeah.
Well, Madam President, I do have other items that have been passed out to all council members and we're asking that these items to be referred to Committee. They were submitted and he's swipe however the dates get mixed up. So they were supposed to be for this date, and we mistakenly put it on for next week. So we're asking that they be repaired today. So I'm going to go through them. The first step we have is a contract or grant. This is authorization to submit a grant application to the Michigan Department of Treasury for protecting Michigan pension grant program and we're asking that this item be walked on to the budget Finance and Audit standing committee.
Can we do them all together or want to do one by one? Okay, yeah. Next
up, we have walk on to go to the Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee. It is a memorandum from councilmember Leticia Johnson. And this is a subject landlord program and Community Housing Network partners, antagonism memorandum to go to their committee. Next up we have a walk on from councilmember young and this is a memorandum and this memorandum is for regarding analysis. On effects of the just cause ordinance on Mom and Pop landlords, smaller property management and companies. The next one we have is a walk on for a request to accept and appropriate the fiscal year 2022 Historic Preservation Fund history of equal rights H ER grant and this is a P D walk on. Lance walk on is a memorandum from councilmember young and they were the public health and safety standing committee and this is memorandum is entitled oversight of the Jefferson Chalmers water project. In total is five items and were asked and they are being referred to their committees. All right.
Motion is your motion to do so motion. All right. motion has been made Hearing no objections, those items will be referred to the various committees. Councilmember Yan did you have something additional?
Yes, ma'am. I'd like a waiver on line item 20 point 25.
Right. Game statute.
Okay. Perfect. motion has been made Hearing no objections that action will be taken. And for the president's report on standing committee referrals and other matters for the budget Finance and Audit standing committee,
right before we do that, can we vote?
Oh yes. I'm sorry. The contract
line item 26.7. Councilmember Santiago Romero a resolution and this is 26.7 All right,
Councilmember Santiago Romero. Motion to approve. motion has been made for approval. Are there any objections? Hearing none, the resolution will be approved. Request the waiver.
in a waiver has been requested, Hearing no objections, that action will be taken. Thank you.
Thank you, Madam President. That's all I have.
So for the budget, Finance and Audit standing committee,
will reports from various city departments. Those four
reports will be referred to the budget Finance and Audit standing committee for the internal operations committee.
Six reports from various city departments.
The six reports will be referred to the internal operations committee for the Neighborhood and Community Services
Committee. 90 reports from various city departments.
The 90 reports will be referred to the Neighborhood and Community Services standing committee for the Planning and Economic Development. Standing Committee
for reports from various city departments.
Four reports will be referred to the Planning and Economic Development standing committee in for the public health and safety standing committee.
Seven teen reports from various city departments noting the removal of line item 26.7.
Alright, the 17 reports will be referred to public health and safety under the consent agenda.
Noise Madam President.
All right. We will now call for member reports or is there a motion to suspend motion? All right. Were there any objections? All right, hearing none, we will disband our member reports. And under adoption without committee reference. Yeah, no,
I was Madam President, under communications from the clerk or report on approval proceedings by the bear
that report will be received and placed on file under testimonial resolutions and special privilege known as Madam President. All right, just before we close, we will have formal session next week. There will be one committee that will be cancelled next week and that will be the Neighborhood and Community Services standing committee. will be canceled due to the Mackinac Policy Conference. Also, we will have a committee of the whole for three towing petitioners that has been set for June the 20th. Just as a reminder June the 20th. That committee of a whole has been set from two to 4pm. And then lastly, we have a special session that has been set for demolition contractors for June the 12th at 1pm. But just wanted to make sure my colleagues were aware and also the public under testimonial resolutions and special privilege. All right, and if there's nothing else to come before us, is there a motion to adjourn motion? All right, this meeting is adjourned.