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For democracy to flourish, informed and mobilized citizens must be at the forefront of public policy debate, discussion and decision-making. CitizenDetroit is a community engagement initiative established to educate, engage and mobilize residents to fully participate in the restructuring of city services, restoration of confidence in city government, and renaissance of the city's neighborhoods and businesses. The goal of CitizenDetroit is to help residents
think critically about candidates and emerging political issues — including budget, safety, transportation and other city challenges — so that we can engage more broadly in the political process and participate in elections. The program uses community-based gatherings, dialogue sessions, town hall meetings, social media and other resources to heighten residents’ knowledge of critical issues.
For years, if a restaurateur wanted to open an alcohol-serving establishment in Detroit outside of the central business district, he or she was hamstrung.
That's because of an alarming amount of red tape and delays to earning that privilege.
But things are changing.
A zoning change that advocates describe as a win for restaurant owners outside of downtown's 1.6 square miles — particularly with the proliferation of new dining spots there and in the...
CitizenDetroit is made possible through Wayne State University and the generosity of The Eugene Applebaum Family Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
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"Zoning change slakes thirst for alcohol in Detroit restaurants"
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"SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS NEED LEGAL COUNSEL AS MUCH AS LARGER ORGANIZATIONS"
Seeking legal advice for entrepreneurs is a daunting task for some while others don't believe there's a need for an attorney. However, having legal counsel is just as critical for a small business owner as is for a larger organization.
For example, do you know the legal ramifications of a failed business relationship? Do you have the right legal entity for your business that reflects your vision for the company? And do you know how you're protected under the...
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