WATCH: Duggan addresses evictions, new Land Bank direction

Posted at 1:47 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 17:33:21-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan held a news conference to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the city.

Duggan addressed the city's eviction prevention efforts, as well as what the Land Bank will be focusing on, now that vacant property demolition is completed.

We live-blogged what he says below.

2:24 p.m.

Duggan says Detroit is "reintroducing" the Detroit Land Bank. He says the decision by the former Emergency Manager to put it in charge of demolitions was one of the worst. Duggan says the Land Bank demolished their last house two weeks ago. Duggan also says the Land Bank will no concentrate on taking properties and selling them to people in the neighborhoods.

2:16 p.m.

In talking about evictions, officials are urging those in Detroit facing eviction to go to to see what is available to help them.

2:13 p.m.

Duggan says the fireworks scheduled for Monday will not be in the city of Detroit. They will be held in a community 20 miles outside of the city and that location is not being disclosed.

2:12 p.m.

Duggan says Detroit is seeing an increase of COVID-19 cases to 20 to 30 a day. He is calling on Detroiters to be more vigilant.

2:08 p.m.

Duggan begins addressing COVID-19 by speaking about the memorial that is scheduled for Monday on Belle Isle. Rochelle Riley then speaks on the details of the event, which is being called Detroit Memorial Day. The event will be open to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday.

2:07 p.m.

Duggan also speaks about the events in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the shooting of Jacob Blake.

2:05 p.m.

Duggan begins by remembering Alma Stallworth and Savid Johnson.

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