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Monday, January 27, 2014
Progress in Detroit: Mike and Ike, Brenda and George. Leadership working for a Dynamic Detroit!
By Richard C. Clement
under 25 days the City of Detroit has already identified attainable goals for
2014 and beyond. The most prominent goal is the plan to streamline is the way
the City tracks and monitors the money. Transparency is in the process of being
implemented within 12 months by upgrading the software to allow citizens to see
the balance sheets in real and, allow department managers to manage costs. The financial leadership of Detroit has pledged to implement
an online budgetary management system in real time by the end of 2014. This is
called a popular method of information
reporting, allowing a citizen to inspect a budget from their tablet or android
phone and, get detailed information on how their money is spent.A citizen will get an appreciation for how
much it costs to maintain things in a government too.
Revamping Transportation in Detroit: DDOT and Technology.
With financial support from Private, State and, Federal
Grants, the Detroit Department of Transportation will be able to perform an
upgrade to its technology.GPS tracking
of assets and busses online will enhance the transportation experience for
customers.The improvement in
communication will lead to better bus service through the use of interactive tablet,
smartphone and, desktop applications. Internal operations such as the intranet
and the internet will be brought up to post 2012 technology standard.The Department will be able to add a 25
person transit police department to monitor bus safety.
Detroit After the Blight: What next?
We would like public input on what to do after all of the
blighted houses are torn down.Choices
like building a new home or creating new subdivisions are some of many choices
Detroiters have to make.Maintaining
current structures is a matter of bringing homes into 21st century
compliance in the areas of electric wiring, heating, plumbing and,construction.
District 2 Specific:Light up District 2 / Johnson Center
Regarding the closed Johnson Center:If the public is interested, an inspection of
the closed facility by the public is being reviewed.If you are interested in going in the
building, please call the office at 313 224 4535 and let it be known. Light up District 2 by reporting malfunctioning streetlights
to the Public Lighting Department at 313 267 8140. Please give the address of
the house or lot where the defective light is located.(ex. 17000 block of Santa Barbara if you don’t
have the exact address).Finally look
for our District office located in the Northwest Activities Center on Curtis
and Meyers.Currently it is under
construction and the open house will be coming soon.
This does not sound like a dysfunctional and obstructionist government but, a productive and proactive one. In less than 30 days, the accomplishments of Detroit leadership under Mayor Duggan and Council President Jones has been like a waltz through City Government. Or more like a well written score of music by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Music Artist Kem.
Or more like computer programing code written by a DPS student studying technology.
Maybe as smooth as the live jazz at the Locker Room Lounge every Sunday night @ 8pm