Detroit council approves business tax zone to fund improvements downtown – Detroit Free Press, March 5, 2013
The Detroit City Council  unanimously approved Tuesday the creation of a new taxing district that will collect money from downtown commercial property owners to help keep the area clean and safe.

Detroit council OKs business zone – The Detroit News, March 4, 2014
The City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a resolution creating a $4 million a year business improvement zone.

Detroit Mayor delivers 1st State of the City – WDIV-TV4, February 26, 2014
In the nearly two months that Mike Duggan has been Detroit’s mayor, he’s met with President Barack Obama, public bus riders, city workers and anyone who will listen to his message that the city is changing — this time for the better.

RECAP: Mayor Duggan delivers Detroit’s State of the City address – WJBK-FOX2, February 26, 2014
The first State of the City address for Detroit since the city declared and was allowed into bankruptcy was delivered by Mayor Mike Duggan Wednesday night in the Erma Henderson Auditorium in City Hall.

Detroit City Council to vote Tuesday on new Red Wings arena – WDIV-TV4, February 4, 2014
The city land transfer agreement for the new Detroit Red Wings arena provides the best case scenario to bring jobs to Detroiters and fill the economic development gap that exists between Midtown and Downtown. Councilman Leland, as Chair of City Council Planning and Economic Development Committee, will hold Olympia Development of Michigan accountable in its commitment to hire Detroiters for the Detroit Red Wings arena catalyst development.