News Releases

STATEMENT: Detroit Councilman Gabe Leland Responds to Parking Ticket Rate Hike
DETROIT (April 21, 2014) – City of Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr recently signed an order increasing the parking ticket fine from $30 to $45 beginning in June. Councilman Gabe Leland, who represents District 7 on the city’s west side and is chair of the Council’s Planning and Economic Development Committee, provides the following statement.

New Farm Bill to benefit Detroit’s Eastern Market and Urban Farming Startups
DETROIT (February 17, 2014) – The new United Stats Farm Bill signed by President Barack Obama at Michigan State University in East Lansing on Friday, February 7 benefits the farmers who vend at Detroit’s Eastern Market and provides access to resources for new urban farmers.

Detroit Councilman Gabe Leland begins roll-out of Literacy Initiative targeted to children in District 7
DETROIT (February 17, 2014) 
– Detroit Councilman Gabe Leland has embarked on a mission to help reduce illiteracy in the city, especially among the city’s youth. This week, he began to roll-out a literacy initiative that partners with schools to provide encouragement toward reading success.

Detroit Councilman Gabe Leland joins council’s proactive approach to support platform for Detroit job creation
DETROIT (February 4, 2014) – Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland joined with five other council members to approve a city land transfer today of properties between downtown and midtown, which was another step in the process to begin construction of the new Detroit Red Wings arena.