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Judge to rule on EM’s powers to name Library Commissioners

Wayne County Third Circuit Court Judge Annette Berry Friday, July 19, told attorneys for former Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts and elected board members that she will issue a written ruling on whether the EM has power to appoint members of the Library Commission. It is a point Berry ruled on earlier when DPS was under Public Act 72, the preceding emergency manager law to Public Act 436 ...

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AFSCME responds to bankruptcy filing

Governor Snyder’s plan to suspend democracy, drive one of America’s largest cities into bankruptcy and deprive workers of their hard-earned retirement security, moved dangerously closer to reality today when without a single negotiation with unions, workers or retirees, Snyder authorized Detroit’s financial manager to file for bankruptcy. Despite assurances from Snyder’s hand-picked financial manager Kevyn ...

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Detroiters Resisting Emergency Managers

Members of Detroiters-Resisting Emergency Managers (D-REM) join Moratorium Now and Eviction Defense members in outreach July13 on Oakman Blvd. to knock on doors, distribute literature and talk to residents about emergency management, predatory lending by banks and the state of the city. Almost everyone was opposed to emergency managers, Fred Vitale said, but they often didn’t know what EMs were doing, who t ...

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Keep Growing Detroit hosts tour of Detroit urban gardens

Keep Growing Detroit is hosting its Annual Tour of Detroit Urban Gardens and Farms Aug. 7 that will give participants a sampling of over 1,400 gardens in the city by bus or bike. This year’s event will feature themed bus tour routes: “Fresh Perspectives,” featuring youth gardens; “Fertile Ground,” exploring the cooperative efforts of garden communities; “Farm to Fork,” highlighting production-focused garden ...

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