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Real Estate Market Trends for Detroit, MI. Detroit market trends indicate an increase of $181 (0%) in median home sales over the past year.

Real Estate Market Trends for Detroit, MI

The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $38, up from $34. Map Data Map data ©2016 Google Median Listing Price Median Sales Price in Detroit No. Median Rent in Detroit Remodeled Kitchens Detroit, MI. Real Estate Market Trends for Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles market trends indicate an increase of $47,500 (8%) in median home sales over the past year.

Real Estate Market Trends for Los Angeles, CA

The average price per square foot for this same period rose to $526, up from $479. Map Data Map data ©2016 Google, INEGI Median Listing Price Median Sales Price in Los Angeles No. Median Rent in Los Angeles Open Homes Los Angeles, CA Safe Neighborhoods Los Angeles, CA. Fewest cops are patrolling Detroit streets since 1920s. Detroit — There are fewer police officers patrolling the city than at any time since the 1920s, a manpower shortage that sometimes leaves precincts with only one squad car, posing what some say is a danger to cops and residents.

Fewest cops are patrolling Detroit streets since 1920s

Detroit has lost nearly half its patrol officers since 2000; ranks have shrunk by 37 percent in the past three years, as officers retired or bolted for other police departments amid the city's bankruptcy and cuts to pay and benefits. Left behind are 1,590 officers — the lowest since Detroit beefed up its police force to battle Prohibition bootleggers. "This is a crisis, and the dam is going to break," said Mark Diaz, president of the Detroit Police Officers Association. "It's a Catch-22: I know the city is broke, but we're not going to be able to build up a tax base of residents and businesses until we can provide a safe environment for them. " Police Chief James Craig acknowledges he doesn't have as many officers as he'd like. Staffing challenges Deployment shuffle. Forbes Welcome.

Detroit's Efforts to Improve EMS Response Includes Dual-Role Fire/EMS - Journal of Emergency Medical Services. Three years ago, the Detroit Fire Department (DFD) was barely able to keep apparatus running and crews responding to 9-1-1 calls.

Detroit's Efforts to Improve EMS Response Includes Dual-Role Fire/EMS - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

While city firefighters raced from one blaze to the next, a separate EMS division responded to more than 100,000 medical emergencies annually. Critically underfunded, response times to EMS calls were terrible. Detroit firefighters, who at that time didn’t do medical first response, focused solely on the extraordinarily high number of structure fires that regularly tear through abandoned buildings. An obsolete EMS fleet often broke down before EMTs and paramedics could answer the flood of calls from patients waiting for medical aid. At the department’s lowest point, EMS responders covered the city of more than 688,000 citizens with as few as four ambulances, leaving on-duty EMTs and paramedics without a working vehicle to respond to calls. It wasn’t always this bad. Eight miles of murder. Even by the low standards of Eight Mile Road, the Triple C bar was a seedy place to die.

Eight miles of murder

It is a squat one-storey building, windowless and dingy. A Dream Still Deferred. Photo AT first glance, the numbers released by the Census Bureau last week showing a precipitous drop in Detroit’s population — 25 percent over the last decade — seem to bear a silver lining: most of those leaving the city are blacks headed to the suburbs, once the refuge of mid-century white flight.

A Dream Still Deferred

But a closer analysis of the data suggests that the story of housing discrimination that has dominated American urban life since the early 20th century is far from over. In the Detroit metropolitan area, blacks are moving into so-called secondhand suburbs: established communities with deteriorating housing stock that are falling out of favor with younger white homebuyers. If historical trends hold, these suburbs will likely shift from white to black — and soon look much like Detroit itself, with resegregated schools, dwindling tax bases and decaying public services. When white Detroiters could not win by fighting, they fled to the suburbs. But those explanations were just convenient myths. Fixing Detroit’s 
Broken School System: Improve accountability 
and oversight for district and charter schools.

Detroit is a classic story of a once-thriving city that has lost its employment base, its upper and middle classes, and much of its hope for the future. What Role Did The Auto Industry Play In Detroit's Decline? Eight miles of murder. Detroit Arcadia. Detroit Historical Society. Eight Mile Road was originally a dirt road that was designated as M-102 in 1928.

Detroit Historical Society

Gradually, the road was widened and extended. Currently it exists in most areas as an eight-lane road, spanning more than 20 miles across metropolitan Detroit. The Detroit Bankruptcy. Forbes Welcome. What Role Did The Auto Industry Play In Detroit's Decline? Detroit, General Motors and the American Dream. In 1953 GM President Charles Erwin Wilson sat in front of a committee of senators during his confirmation hearing as President Eisenhower’s Secretary of Defense and famously said that “for years I thought that what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa.”

Detroit, General Motors and the American Dream

The comment caused a brief firestorm of controversy because it seemed such a shameless expression of corporate greed and self-interest, and it forced Wilson to divest himself of a considerable amount of GM stock so as to avoid a potential conflict of interest. Sixty years after that quip, however, it is becoming more and more apparent that Wilson was exactly wrong: what was good for General Motors has not proved to be good for the nation, nor, ironically, has it proved good for Detroit. What was good for General Motors in the post-war period was, simply put, suburbanization. State prepares to collect city income taxes for Detroit. Detroiters and people who work in the city will be able to pay their individual city income taxes electronically starting with the next tax season after the state Treasury Department begins processing the city’s income tax collections in January, officials said today.

State prepares to collect city income taxes for Detroit

The state is taking over Detroit income tax collection as part of the city’s post-bankruptcy efforts to improve its bottom line, and the Treasury Department will begin processing the taxes in January. The move will make it easier to file taxes while also boosting compliance, likely resulting in increased revenue for the city, the officials said. “Taxpayers deserve an easy and convenient filing process and the ability to e-file directly with the state will do just that,” Detroit Chief Financial Officer John Hill said in a news release. Detroit’s Bankruptcy Reflects a History of Racism.

This is black history month. It is also the month that the Emergency Manager who took political power and control from the mostly African American residents of Detroit has presented his plan to bring the city out of the bankruptcy he steered it into. This is black history in the making, and I hope the nation will pay attention to who wins and who loses from the Emergency Manager’s plan. Black people are by far the largest racial or ethnic population in Detroit, which has the highest percentage of black residents of any American city with a population over 100,000. White Flight - How Detroit Lost Its Way. Detroit’s white population rises. Detroit’s white population rose by nearly 8,000 residents last year, the first significant increase since 1950, according to a Detroit News analysis of U.S.

Detroit’s white population rises

Census Bureau data. The data, made public Wednesday, mark the first time census numbers have validated the perception that whites are returning to a city that is overwhelmingly black and one where the overall population continues to shrink. Many local leaders contend halting Detroit’s population loss is crucial, and the new census data shows that policies to lure people back to the city may be helping stem the city’s decline. “It verifies the energy you see in so many parts of Detroit and it’s great to hear,” said Kevin Boyle, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian who studies the intersection of class, race, and politics in 20th-century America.

The Northwestern University professor grew up on Detroit’s east side. “I think it’s a trend. Political Pandering - How Detroit Lost Its Way. Whites moving into Detroit, blacks moving out as city shrinks overall - Crain's Detroit Business. A Dream Still Deferred.