Duggan Announces Alley Clean Up Program, Parking Ticketing to Resume June 29

Thursday, Mayor Duggan announced an alley clean up pilot program. The city is seeking partners to clean up 500 blocks by the end of 2020.

“Ultimately we want to get to the whole city, but we want to try this out,” said Duggan. “Although I have not been able to do my weekly house parties the last few months…I heard every single time I sat in someone’s living room the issues of alleys in the city of Detroit.”

If you would like to be a pilot block for the program you must:

  1. Be a registered block club or neighborhood association.
  2. Visit the city website and fill out an Alley Clean Up Request Form.
  3. Commit to keep the alley clean after city clean up by organizing two clean ups a year minimum.

“We’re going to have to come in with major trucks to haul the material out of a lot of these alley, but we want to know that you’re going to be comitted when it starts to clutter back up,” said Duggan.

Detroit resident can create a block club, if not apart of one already, by visiting the Detroit Department of Neighborhoods site.

Beginning mid-July, the city will start the hiring process for clean up crews. In the upcoming week, jobs will be listed on the city’s website to work for the program starting at $13/hour with opportunity to get to $18/hour.

Alley clean up is set to start in August.

Duggan also announced city enforcement will resume Monday, June 29.

This means:

  • Be sure to pay for street parking.
  • Ticketing for yard waste violations resumes.
  • Make certain property maintenance follows guidelines.

Additionally, the city is also heavily enforcing COVID-19 safety protocol at bars and restaurants starting this weekend.


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