In Mayor Mike Duggan‘s widely circulated response to Detroit being dropped from Amazon’s HQ2 shortlist, he states “he’s going right back to work.” Since he’s going back to work, here’s OUR SHORTLIST of projects the city needs to get on right away:
- Stop the Water Shutoffs NOW!
- Build a Detroit-centric transit system that works for all.
- Invest in neighborhoods in ways that support current residents and are welcoming to an economically diverse population.
- Build truly affordable housing that answers real Detroiters needs.
- Bring living wage jobs to the city.
- Invest in the commons; schools, parks, libraries, and places of culture.
Now that we know Detroit didn’t make the cut for Amazon’s HQ2. We need to remember just how much of our resources those in power are willing to give away to attract projects. Based on their willingness to give it away, we know community must continue to organize to protect, maintain and empower #MajorityBlackDetroit.