Spotlight on informing Detroit voters of the reported $300 million in Federal Aid slated for Detroit.
Financial assistance is on the way for the city of Detroit. As of September 26th widespread national news coverage have reported that the federal government has put together a $300 million financial package slated for improving Detroit. The money will enable the city to demolish empty buildings, hire much needed firefighters, and improve public transportation with new buses. Click on the featured video coverage to the left of the article.
Registered voters of Detroit, your votes will elect who will run the city and who will see these much needed changes put into effect. Learn more about the $300 million federal aid package by reading the following quotes and clicking on highlighted links.
"Most of the money is coming from existing national programs for which Detroit was already eligible. For example, Detroit is getting seven of the nearly 1,000 police officers being hired nationwide with Justice Department funds."- Read more at http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/27/news/economy/detroit-federal-help/
""We're going to continue to support the efforts under way in Detroit and ensure the federal government is an active partner in supporting the revitalization of the city," said Gene Sperling, director of the White House National Economic Council, who has led federal discussions with Detroit on how best to help. - Read more at http://www.nbcnews.com/business/detroit-get-millions-federal-aid-lift-ailing-city-8C11275300
"This first major infusion from the federal government, which administration officials say will not be the last, would be used to help clear and redevelop blighted properties, improve transportation systems, bolster the police — especially around schools — and overhaul city management systems wrecked by years of poor administration and inadequate resources.: - Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/us/300-million-in-detroit-aid-but-no-bailout.html?_r=0
"...there will be about $30 million in public safety assistance, with $25 million coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to hire 150 firefighters and buy equipment to help battle the problem of arson in the city, and $3 million in money from the Justice Department to beef up police, including establishing bike patrols." - Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/27/news/economy/detroit-federal-help/
It has been reported by local news stations that Detroit voters have become discouraged because of the takeover by the Emergency Financial Manager, Kevyn Orr, and the recent Detroit Bankruptcy filing. One local Fox station commentator even predicted that only 20-25% of those eligible to vote will cast their vote in the upcoming election.
"Current polls have Duggan in the lead. Voter turnout has been projected to be as low as 20 - 25%."-
Prove them wrong and MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT. Election Day Tuesday, November 5. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.