#6 CORRUPTION IN DETROIT CITY COUNCIL
"In late August, FBI agents raided the homes and offices of Councilmembers Scott Benson and Janeé Ayers and staffers. When FBI agents raided Benson's and Ayers' offices on Aug. 25, they were hunting for bank records, check stubs, cash, campaign finance records and documents regarding 501c4 social welfare organizations, according to search warrants obtained by The News. They ended up seizing electronics, towing paperwork, shredded documents and payroll records for an aide of Benson. The non-profit tied to Benson is Save Detroit Jobs, which helped torpedo Prop A, a 2016 grass roots community benefits initiative opposed by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and the development industry."
2021 was another difficult year for many Detroiters.
The problems we face have been intensified by the failures of Mayor Duggan, Detroit City Council Members and the City Departments that implement their policy. The pains we feel have increased due to the failure of many community leaders to demand better for majority Black Detroit.
Detroit People’s Platform keep it real by ditching the ‘best of’ list to call out the 10 worst failures of 2021
Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list and our ranking is based on analysis of impact on neighborhoods DPP organizes with. Injustice is rampant in Detroit.
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