2023 City of Detroit Municipal Politics Year in Review

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Khary Frazier of Detroit is Different welcomes back Malachi Barrett from Bridge Detroit, talking Detroit politics from 2023 into 2024. The discussion delves into the pivotal matters concerning the Detroit City Council and the Mayor of Detroit matters, spotlighting the things shaping the city’s future. Angela Whitfield Calloway’s (Councilmember District 2) proposal to levy taxes on stadium ticket sales to bolster Detroit, while Fred Durhal’s (Councilmember District 7) vision to use ARPA funding for reimbursing those impacted by pension losses garners significance as two ordinances to be voted on in 2024. Scott Benson’s strides towards building emissions air quality is an ordinance that passed in 2023 that will be enforced in 2024, alongside the noteworthy update on the City of Detroit Reparations Task Force initiated by Council President Mary Sheffield. Mayor Mike Duggan’s proactive efforts to get the Michigan State Legislature’s backing for his Land Value Tax will emerge as a focal point in early 2024 local politics. This was a discussion that discussed tax breaks, affordable housing, tax money for development, surveillance oversight, lower crime rates, and new taxation for residents. Learn all about the 2023 Detroit City Municipal politics.

Malachi Barrett is a journalist for Bridge Detroit and the lead columnist for Detroit City Council.

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