Detroit Evening Report, September 7, 2022: Detroit City Council delays vote on food grading ordinance

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Detroit City Council has delayed a vote on a proposed ordinance that would require restaurants to post signs on their entrances informing guests whether or not they passed health inspections.

The purpose of the ordinance is to tell Detroiters where it’s safe to eat in the city. The measure was introduced by council member Scott Benson. Some business owners say the measure would create more harm than good as restaurants are getting back on their feet after the COVID-19 pandemic caused closures and labor shortages.

Restaurant operators say the city of Detroit already forces businesses to jump through more hoops than most to get licenses and permits.

If approved, Detroit restaurants will have to post health inspection results at their entrances beginning May 2023.

Other headlines for September 7, 2022:

  • Most of Detroit’s rental properties haven’t passed inspections
  • Motown Museum reveals next phase of $55 million expansion
  • Detroit Public Art Fund selects muralist for Farewell Recreation Center

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.