Links: Rescue Plan, Charter Revision and City Council Election

How do you want American Rescue Plan money spent? Time is running out!

Please see this important link in regards to the American Rescue Plan Act:
https://detroitmi.gov/government/mayors-office/american-rescue-plan-act

Detroit Charter Commission Final Meetings

Charter Commission COTW Special Meeting Tuesday, January 15th 5-7pm:
https://meet.google.com/jfb-kvns-zme?hs=224

Wednesday, June 16
5:00pm

Committee of the Whole Meeting
When
Wed, June 16, 5pm – 8pm
Description
The Detroit City Charter Revision Committee of the Whole Meeting will be held on

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 5pm via Zoom.

Click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86883833928?pwd=TW9tKzF4eHdmenpsbVd6TWtiVUtTUT09

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The following documents may be reviewed, referenced, or otherwise consulted for purposes of the scheduled meeting.

Eastside Community Network City Council Debates

LEAP Special SAG Candidates Night: City Council At-Large
https://www.facebook.com/ECNDetroit/videos/168254225266881

ECN City Council Candidate’s Night
https://www.facebook.com/ECNDetroit/videos/593869358671975

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Regular Meeting Scheduled for Monday 7PM June 14

Tentative Agenda: Some items may be added ahead of meetings based on member concerns.

Join Zoom Meeting online:
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Meeting ID: 837 4511 7881
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June 14th 7:00 PM

I. Call to Order and Roll Call. Scotty Boman – Chair.

a) Introduction of additional appointee(s) to this CAC: Youth or senior issues representative?
b) Introduction Of City Council Representative Andre’ Spivey (or his Representative)
c) Introduction of guest elected officials.

II. Adoption of Agenda (Formatted to Sec. 14-9-26 of Detroit Municipal Code).

III. Approval of prior meeting minutes – Secretary.

IV. Presentations, Hearings, and Discussions
a) Commissioner Nicole Small – Information on Proposed Charter Revisions.
b) Members and the Council Representative are encouraged to request to have presentations placed on the agenda in advance, and to send as much information as possible to all members.

V. Unfinished Business

a) Current community concerns. Plans of action.
b) Internal matters – Course of action in the event a Youth Member or Senior Issues Member has not been appointed.

VI. New Business

VII. Reports
a) Location of next regular meeting (July 12th)

VIII. Public Comment

IX. Adjournment

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May 22 is the District 4 Motor City Make Over Day

The City of Detroit has designated May 22nd as the Day District 4 block clubs and community organizations will be participating in the annual Motor City Make Over. One advantage of registering an organization ahead of a clean-up is that the City of Detroit will supply gloves and heavy duty trash or yard waste bags. Another advantage is that the City will schedule a timely pickup of the trash and other waste.

To register an organization, and learn more about the Motor City Make Over, please refer to the links on this page of the Detroit City Government website:
https://detroitmi.gov/departments/department-neighborhoods/motor-city-make-over

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Eastside Community Network NIC meeting May 11

ECN NIC meeting

When: 3:30 PM -5:00 PM May 11th 2021

Here is the Zoom Information:
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Regular Meeting May 10th 7PM

Tentative Agenda: Some items may be added ahead of meetings based on member concerns.

Join Zoom Meeting online:
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Meeting ID: 837 4511 7881
Passcode: 708343
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May 10th 7:00 PM

I. Call to Order and Roll Call. Scotty Boman – Chair.

a) Introduction of additional appointee(s) to this CAC: Youth or senior issues representative?
b) Introduction Of City Council Representative Andre’ Spivey (or his Representative)
c) Introduction of guest elected officials.

II. Adoption of Agenda (Formatted to Sec. 14-9-26 of Detroit Municipal Code).

III. Approval of prior meeting minutes – Secretary.

IV. Presentations, Hearings, and Discussions

a) Members and the Council Representative are encouraged to request to have presentations placed on the agenda in advance, and to send as much information as possible to all members.

V. Unfinished Business

a) Current community concerns. Plans of action.
b) Internal matters.

VI. New Business

VII. Reports
a) Format or location of next regular meeting (April 12th)

VIII. Public Comment

IX. Adjournment

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District 4 CAC Welcomes Sandra Turner-Handy

At our April 12th meeting Sandra Turner-Handy became our 5th Community Advisory Council member.  Her appointment, by City Councilmember Andre Spivey fills the remaining vacancy that resulted from only three members being elected.

Sandra Turner-Handy

Sandra Turner-Handy

A lifelong Detroiter, Sandra Turner-Handy is the mother of six children, 11 grand-children and two great-grandson. Sandra is a graduate of Wayne State University with a bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Science in Leadership Development, and is completing a Doctorate of Education in Leadership Development.

Sandra has worked in the political arena as a chief of staff for Representative and Senator Hansen Clarke. It is this position that has motivated her to work and engage in the areas of social and environmental justice in the City of Detroit. Sandra has found her niche in engagement of others to raise the quality of life for residents within the city. Sandra is the Engagement director for the MI Environmental Council, where she has worked for the past 13 years.

Sandra currently sits on a number of boards coalitions whose goals are to mitigate environmental impacts, improve Detroiters’ health, and improve the built environment through practices and policy changes.

As a community leader Sandra leads the Denby Neighborhood Alliance since 2013, serves as president of the Ninth Precinct Community Relations Council and sits on the board of Life Builders and Camp Restore Detroit. Sandra enjoys reading, landscaping, writing, developing youth leaders and working on beautification and re-development projects in her community.

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Community Outreach Ordinance Involves C.A.C.s

The Detroit City Council recently passed a Community Outreach Ordinance. The text of the ordinance is here.

In the presentation viewable here, it says:

HOW MUST THE NOTICE BE PROVIDED?

• The Community Advisory Councils (CACs) are community
elected bodies created by the Detroit City Charter.
• It was crucial that the CACs be notified of the outreaches to
participate in the process and spread the word.

and

WHAT MUST BE IN THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH REPORT?

If provided, a report from the established Community Advisory Council representing the impacted neighborhood.

So we will be learning more about this in the days ahead.

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CityWide Shred Day

Councilmember Andre’ Spivey and the Charles H. Wright Museum will host a CityWide Shred Day on April 23rd 2021 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Residents may bring up to 5 boxes of papers to shred. For more information call (313) 224-4841.
Charles H. Wright Museum is at 315 East Warren.

Citywide Shred Day

Citywide Shred Day

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Eden Gardens Seeks Help Fundraising

By Karen Chava Knox, CAC Vice Chair

Hello. This is Karen Chava Knox and I am the president of Eden Gardens Community Association (EGCA),  and I was wondering if you could help me? EGCA is a nonprofit located on the eastside in the city of Detroit. Our mission is to improve lives through education, change the mindset, and provide knowledge to increase one’s income, of residents in our community. 

EGCA is in the process of renovating a two story house to become a learning center for children upstairs and adults downstairs. This learning center will also have a therapist for children and adults of trauma. Help returning citizens to stop recidivism in our communities.

To do this we must have a steady stream of income to support our cause. We have two  a ongoing fundraisers that does not cost anyone a dime out their pockets. All we are asking is each person that uses Amazon, simply go to smile.amazon.com to  support our charity and choose Eden Gardens Community Association as your charity. There is no charge to the consumer. Same products, same prices, same services as the Amazon you know. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price to our organization.

Our goal is to reach 1000 families by the end of 2021. We will use the money to support the learning center. Our second ongoing fundraiser is Kroger. If you have a Kroger card please go to Kroger community rewards and link your card to our charity Eden Gardens Community Association. Same principles applies. No money out your pocket. You will not lose your points and Kroger will donate to Eden Gardens Community Association.

Thank you so much for your time, consideration and support. Please feel free to share with your family and friendship.

Karen Chava Knox -President-Eden Gardens Community Association 313-587-4949

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Third Regular Meeting 7PM April 12th 2021


Tentative Agenda: Some items may be added ahead of meetings based on member concerns.

Join Zoom Meeting online:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83745117881?pwd=NXhmT2FZRXpsY29jdmJTbGZTdnlKUT09

Or join by conventional phone call: (312) 626-6799
[Please enter Meeting ID and Passcode when prompted followed by “#”]

Meeting ID: 837 4511 7881
Passcode: 708343
Please use “*6” to mute or unmute and use “*9” to raise or lower your hand.

I. Call to Order and Roll Call. Scotty Boman – Chair.

a) Introduction of additional appointee(s) to this CAC: Youth, senior, and vacancy.
b) Introduction Of City Council Representative Andre’ Spivey (or his Representative)
c) Introduction of guest elected officials.

II. Adoption of Agenda (Formatted to Sec. 14-9-26 of Detroit Municipal Code).

III. Approval of Minutes from March 8th meeting – Secretary.

IV. Presentations, Hearings, and Discussions

a) Members and the Council Representative are encouraged to request to have presentations placed on the agenda in advance, and to send as much information as possible to all members.

V. Unfinished Business

a) Current community concerns. Plans of action.
b) Internal matters.

VI. New Business

VII. Reports
a) Format or location of next regular meeting (April 12th)

VIII. Public Comment

IX. Adjournment

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