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FLASHBACK: Dennis Archer's First Six Months as Mayor of Detroit

June 27, 2014

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By Travis Wright

In partnership with the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, WDET is examining Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s first six months in office.

To get a sense of how a candidate plans for success and how they go about implementing such a strategy when elected, WDET’s Travis Wright spoke with former Mayor Dennis Archer.

Twenty years ago this week, the former Michigan Supreme Court Justice was wrapping up his first six months as mayor.

When Archer looked back on those crucial first months in 1994, he said it all started when he tapped six University of Michigan professors to help him craft a city improvement plan in 1990.