Budget Justice – The City Is collecting our money to spend

February 10, 2023

The City is Collecting Our Money to Spend: See How Much

The City of Detroit will be holding its February Revenue Estimating Conference on Monday, February, 13th at 1:00pm. This is the last revenue conference, and it will set the revenue amount that will be budgeted for the 2024 fiscal year.

To attend the conference via Zoom, go to https://cityofdetroit.zoom.us/j/87228238067

Zoom  Conference Call: (312) 626 6799
Webinar ID: 872 2823 8067

What we demand with our money

The City of Detroit plans to spend almost $400 million in demolition over the next few years to make way for more luxury housing, Downtown development, and industrial plants. Meanwhile, the average Detroiter is need of affordable housing, clean parks, recreation centers, libraries, and good public transportation. The city is also expecting an increase in overall revenue. We have the money!

Help to get OUR community needs funded in next year’s budget, and not the needs of billionaires. Send the city your budget demands at yourbudget@detroitmi.gov. Tell them to we need more public investment in:

  1. Affordable housing (Affordable Housing Trust Fund and Right to Counsel are budget items that create affordable housing and protect our vulnerable renters)
  2. Public Transportation (increase city contribution to transit operations that at least meet the budget projections pre-COVID)
  3. Library (the city should reimburse the library for tax captures that exceed 5% of the library millage)
  4. Parks and Recreation

Public comment can also be made at the Revenue Estimating Conference. Show up and hold the city accountable. Tell them how you’d like your money spent.