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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan Answers Questions About How Detroit’s Doing

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (right) with Stephen Henderson

Mayor Mike Duggan ran a campaign for reelection on the tangible changes residents could see in the city of Detroit — street lights turned on, snow plowed off roads, blight removal, and a strengthening downtown and Midtown.

But Duggan has also received criticism along the way, even for some of those positive changes.

So what’s the plan for the rest of his tenure leading the city during an exciting time?

Duggan joins Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

He answers questions about how Detroit is doing in 2018 and what needs to happen next. Duggan also talks about his proposal, unveiled during this year’s State of the City Address, meant to transport children to and from schools and after-school programs.

 ”There are 6,000 children in the area (the new school transportation initiative would affect) who got up this morning and went to schools in the suburbs,” says Duggan. “So, I think this is huge.”

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.

 


WDET’s Mackinac Policy Conference coverage is sponsored by The Henry Ford.

Image credit: Joan Isabella/WDET

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