These are Monday’s top stories: Another wave of gentrification to slam Detroit Another wave of gentrification could displace lower-income Detroiters from as many as 10,000 affordable housing units, predominately in downtown, Midtown and Corktown. The properties are set to soon lose low-income housing tax credits in the next five years, The Detroit News reports. University […]
Mayor Duggan is waging an expensive and legally murky campaign to remove select tow companies from doing business with the city, potentially benefiting one of his largest contributors and raising questions about retaliation.
Conrad Mallett Jr., a longtime political ally of Mayor Mike Duggan, abruptly resigned from the Detroit Board of Police Commissioner just two days after Motor City Muckraker exposed a brewing towing scandal.
The Detroit Police Department misled elected officials and the public, violated city ordinances and placed taxpayers at risk when it hastily entered the towing business last month. Since then, the police department has botched towing jobs and failed to safeguard its four impound lots. Private towing companies are beginning to sue the city, and police […]
Your Thursday morning briefing: Dan Gilbert said to be negotiating the purchase of the Detroit Tigers; a Detroit charter school closed less than a month into the school year; and city council admonishes police for quietly getting into the towing business.
Your Friday morning briefing: Mayor Fouts was asked under oath if he was the offensive voice behind recordings first published by Motor City Muckraker. The Heidelberg Project has new plans. Detroit police get into the towing business. And gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette gets the cold shoulder from some fellow Republicans.