October 30, 2015
Join the CBA Ordinance Push for a Vote!
ACTION: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 2nd – 4th
Call Council Members on the Planning and Economic Committee. Tell Council Members Sheffield, Benson and Leland we want a council vote on the CBA Ordinance.
Mary Sheffield, District 5
313.224.4505 – CouncilMemberSheffield@detroitmi.gov
Scott Benson, District 3
313.224.1198 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabe Leland, District 7
313.224.2151 – email@example.com
ACTION Thursday, November 5th, 9:30am CAYMC
We need 50 people to attend the Planning and Economic Committee on Thursday at 9:30am. Join us on the 13th floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center to tell the committee that we want a council vote on the CBA Ordinance.
Why Push for a Vote on the CBA Ordinance?
When corporations and big business ask for public resources to make private profit it is only fair and just that residents be part of the process.
Too often Detroiters have been promised that our public investment will result in opportunities; yet the data tells a different story. People who live outside of the city hold Seventy percent of jobs in Detroit. The unemployment rate among Detroiters is said to be more than 30 percent.
The status quo, business as usual got us the deal from Marathon, with only 15 jobs for Detroiters after a $175 million dollar tax abatement.The status quo gave away $450 million for the Ilitch family’s new hockey arena. These giveaways of public resources without legally binding agreements and no guarantees on any of the promises made will stop with the Community Benefit Agreement Ordinance.
We can’t sustain giving away millions upon millions in public resources without fair exchange and direct benefits for residents. To become more equitable and fair to the community we must change the way we operate.
1000s of Detroiters signed petitions in support of a CBA Ordinance and that this message is coming from the community, their constituency.
Real Community Benefits Agreements are negotiated by the community and the developer and are legally binding; just saying ‘I support community benefits’ will not change the current inequitable practices. The CBA Ordinance will guarantee all Detroiters access to opportunities.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
November 7, 2015
6 pm – 10 pm
Click here to buy your tickets online now!
Join us for an evening of fun & all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner
Come together with old neighbors or meet new friends to craft a show with. All funds will go directly to the construction of WNUC’s public recording & broadcast studios. Now is the time for movement-powered radio!
– With live DJs & dancing and an outdoor bonfire
– Meaty, vegetarian, and gluten-free dinners available
– BYOB or enjoy the donation wine bar
– Tin can raffle & silent auction
*If you’d like to donate to the raffle, please contact us
– All donations are tax-deductible
This is a family-friendly and wheelchair accessible event, located near the Michigan Welcome Center in Southwest Detroit.
— Tickets will be $15 at the door, so buy yours NOW! —
Please support the work of Detroit People’s Platform’s long time and important allies:
Storehouse of Hope Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 5
5pm Annual Meeting
Tickets are $15
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sugar Law Center Fundraiser
Thursday, November 12
5pm Memorial Lecture
6-8pm ReceptionMOCAD 4454 Woodward 48201
ONGOING: #ShowMeTheDeed Stop Illegal Evictions
If your home has been sold in the recent Wayne County Tax Foreclosure Auction
YOU STILL HAVE RIGHTS!
You DO NOT have to leave
your home immediately.
Law requires the buyer has to receive the Deed from the County and must have a Court Order to Evict from the 36th District Court.
To report illegal evictions or threats call (313)224-7337 or (313)224-2615
If an illegal eviction is in progress CALL 911
Take action on your behalf immediately! Here are 3 resources:
1. Contact the Wayne County Treasurer to VERIFY the sale
Wayne County Treasurer
400 Monroe, 5th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
2. Gather notices and info about the house and call UCHC
United Community Housing Coalition
220 Bagley, Suite 224
Detroit, MI 48226
3. Contact MWRO for support and to learn about other resources
Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO)
23 E. Adams St., 4th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
Stop Illegal Evictions
Prepared by Detroit People’s Platform detroitpeoplesplatform.org @detroitpeoples 313.338.9396