Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Duggan sworn in as Mayor

True, Mike Duggan was sworn in on January 1st, but WXYZ finally got around to posting a clip to the station's YouTube channel today.

Mike Duggan has been formally sworn in a Mayor of Detroit.
To be fair, what WXYZ posted was an investiture ceremony held this morning, not the actual swearing in ceremony last week, so WXYZ wasn't being lazy.  At today's ceremony, as you can see, Duggan announced action to improve DDOT, which is great news.  Duggan also told residents to give him and the new city council six months to improve Detroit.
Mayor Mike Duggan urged Detroiters considering moving out of the city to hold off for six months to give him, his administration and the new City Council the chance to show measurable improvements in quality of life.

“Maybe your neighborhood’s run down, you’re in a house and you’re thinking you’re going to just walk away from it, it’s a lost cause, like so many before you have,” Duggan told a crowd of city, county and state leaders and others gathered this morning for an investiture ceremony for him, the council and the city’s Police Commission.

“I say to you one thing: Just give us six months. Give us six months to prove that we can turn things around. Just push the pause button and don’t leave that house yet. …Give us six months before you walk away from the value of that house. Give us six months and let us prove to you what we can do.”
Good news and good luck, Mayor Duggan.

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