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Tonight! Monday March 20th, 5pm at Henry Ford Health System, Suite 1C00, please enter through the Third St. entrance.

The city is calling this meeting part of a “community benefits process.” These high-profile developments create the conditions for displacement of long term Detroiters.


  • Real Community Benefits are more than game tickets and basketball courts.
  • Real Community Benefits would address the conditions for displacement that this project will create.
  • Real Community Benefit Agreements are legally binding, NOT just meetings and more broken promises.

This meeting is what Community Benefits look like under the watered down wording of Proposal B that just barely passed over Proposal A. Nearly 100,000 people voted for Prop A, which would have created a legally binding agreement for this and other large scale development in Detroit. Proposal B was bogus last year at the ballot and now that it’s in place it’s still bad.

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Tuesday Evening, March 21st, 5:30pm at Henry Ford Health System, One Ford Place Room 3B25 (Parking available in the Third Street lot)

The City of Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (DBRA) is considering a proposed brownfield plan for the Detroit Pistons Corporate Headquarters and Practice Facility Campus Redevelopment. The eligible property consists of three (3) parcels located at 6201 Second Avenue and 690 Amsterdam, north of Amsterdam and between Second Avenue and Third Avenue in Detroit’s Midtown/New Center Area. All interested persons desiring to make public comments will be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing and are invited to provide written testimony or materials concerning the Brownfield Plan. Further information and a copy of the proposed Brownfield Plan may be obtained from the offices of the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, 500 Griswold, Suite 2200, and Detroit, MI 48226, (313) 483-4150. The public hearing and this notice have been authorized by the City of Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.


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Wednesday the Gilbert-backed Corporate Welfare Bill Package is on the agenda in the Tax Policy Committee of the House. We will share more details soon.

Tax Policy Committee:
Jim Tedder
(R) Committee Chair, 43rd District
David Maturen
(R) Majority Vice-Chair, 63rd District
Martin Howrylak
(R) 41st District
Klint Kesto
(R) 39th District
Peter Lucido
(R) 36th District
Hank Vaupel
(R) 47th District
Steven Johnson
(R) 72nd District
Bronna Kahle
(R) 57th District
James Lower
(R) 70th District
Wendell Byrd
(D) Minority Vice-Chair, 3rd District
Sheldon Neeley
(D) 34th District
Jim Ellison
(D) 26th District
Abdullah Hammoud
(D) 15th District

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