CDC’S: A COMPELLING FORCE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES! PREPARE FOR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 4/29

 

Joyce Moore of Ad Hoc Committee for CDC's

AD HOC CDC COMMITTEE TO MEET APR. 26, 1 P.M;

WILL APPEAR AT CITY COUNCIL APR. 29 1 P.M.

From the Ad Hoc Committee for Citizens’ District Councils

2044 Taylor Detroit, MI 48206 1-313-465-3299

Below is information that was sent to you in regard to funding for Citizens’ District Councils, focused on getting into the communities to let people know what’s going within the boundaries of their CDC. 

We will be meeting in the mall on Rosa Parks at the mini-station which is located at 8675 Rosa Parks next to Blaine.  The time will be 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 to prepare for the presentation before City Council on April 29th at 1:00 P.M. 

 

One of many recent rallies in Lansing: there is strength in numbers!

Please forward this information to as many CDC members as possible because “THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS, LET US ORGANIZE OUR STRENGTH INTO A COMPELLING FORCE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES”.

 RSVP  AT (313)465-3299

BETWEEN 7 P.M  TO 9 P.M  –   JOYCE MOORE   

 

April 19, 2011

Dear Citizens’ District Council Members:

The Ad Hoc Committee for CDC’s is continuing efforts is to rejuvenate the CDC’s with membership, funding and training.  The attached letter was the first step to rejuvenate and re-organize the CDC’s.  Please forward this letter and attachments to as many Citizens’ District Councils and their members to let them know what is currently going on to re-organize.

City Council members at community meeting May, 2010

The second step is now dealing with the budget process.  This is the time for the FY Budget for 2011-12 that will be discussed by Detroit City Council.  We need to get together to formula our questions and presentation before the Detroit City Council.  We also need to designate our spokesperson.  If any other CDC would want to make their own presentation this would be the time. 

We want to work  “ …collaboratively with the Planning Division in order to fill all board vacant positions to ensure community participation on urban development projects within their boundaries…”.  See detailed information below as this was on the Internet.

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE FOR FY 2011-12, FY 2012-13 AND BEYOND

  • Identify areas of measurable economical and institutional status (Detroit Works Project) to be used in our planning as an anchor to stabilize or promote economical growth of neighborhoods.
  • The Real Estate Development Division seeks to secure additional oversight of Renaissance Zone Extension Abatements (PA 376) through its Project Management Unit.
  • Develop a Project Management Tracking System in DPI to measure, monitor, report, and improve overall project completion timeline.
  • Aggressively help the (Citizens District Councils) CDC’s and work collaboratively with the Planning Division in order to fill all vacant board positions to ensure community participation on urban development projects within their boundaries, in turn to ‘close out’ and complete development in the targeted Urban Renewal Areas, some dating back to 30 years.

The City Council will be meeting on April 29 2011 at 1:00 P.M. to discuss the Planning and Development Budget. We need to be in attendance and prepared.  Feel free to contactJoyce Moore 1-313–465-3299 immediately as there is an urgency in planning.  Again,  please forward to as many Citizens’ District Councils and their members as possible.

Sincerely,

Joyce Moore, Gerald V. Dajnowicz and Alvita Jackson

AD HOC COMMITTEE FOR CITIZENS’ DISTRICT COUNCILS 

April 15, 2011

Planning and Development

Attention: Robert Anderson, Director

65 Cadillac Square, Suite 2300

Detroit, MI 48226

224-2570

Dear Mr. Anderson:

We are members of Citizens’ District Councils and this letter is being sent in an effort to obtain training for Citizens’ District Council (CDC) members that are newly elected from the Tuesday, April 4, 2011 election as well as those members that have been elected in the past.  The objective of a one day training seminar is to acquaint Citizens’ District Council members with the laws that governor their body and the roles of a CDC in the development of their district.  It is important to have such a training seminar take place in May because of the responsibility of each newly elected member to its CDC.

In addition, this training seminar at one time was part of an administrative fund of $500,000 through Block Grants which was to provide administrative services to each CDC whether funded or not.  These services included such items as training for CDC members, mailings to inform residents in the district of each CDC meeting and provided a newsletter to keep the communities and each district apprized as to what was happening in their community through various funding programs.  Therefore in addition to the seminar we are requesting an account of all funds expended on the CDC’s and the Coordinating Council on Redevelopment for the past fiscal year.

Your immediate response would be greatly appreciated within ten (10) days of this letter so that we can plan to have an informative seminar in May and continue to serve our communities.

Sincerely,

Joyce Moore, Gerald V. Dajnowicz and Alvita Jackson

AD HOC COMMITTEE FOR CITIZENS’ DISTRICT COUNCILS  

April 15, 2011

State Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr.

 Representative Fred Durhal Jr.

P. O. Box 30014

Lansing, MI 48909-7514

1-517-373-0844

Dear Honorable Representative Durhal:

The attached letter is being sent to you as we need your assistance in obtaining information pertaining to Block Grant monies allocated to Citizens’ District Councils as well as the Coordinating Council on Community Redevelopment.  Our objective is to ensure that these funds were, and are appropriated in the manner in which they were intended for the past fiscal years and present fiscal year.

Your immediate response would be greatly appreciated within ten (10) days of this letter as the new budget for 2012 is in progress.  If you should have any concerns, please feel free to contact Joyce Moore at 1-313-465-3299.   

Sincerely,

Joyce Moore, Gerald V. Dajnowicz and Alvita Jackson

AD HOC COMMITTEE FOR CITIZENS’ DISTRICT COUNCILS 

To the CDC Reader – 4/22/11:  There was a list of other legislators that this was mailed to as well as the Regional Office and Washington Office of HUD.


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