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Mayor Duggan proposes $2.4 billion budget for City of Detroit

Posted: 12:56 PM, Mar 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-07 18:09:14Z

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit Mayor MIke Duggan presented his fifth budget to the city council Thursday, saying the city is in a good financial position.

He proposed an overall budget of $2.4 billion. This is Duggan's first budget proposal without state financial oversight.

During the session, the mayor said city revenues are up three percent but plans to invest that money back into the city to improve public safety and add jobs. This includes pay raises for non-uniform workers and emergency responders in the city.

Duggan also proposed adding 70 new police officers to the streets and creating 50 new DDOT positions as bus service continues to expand in Detroit.

7 Action News Reporter Ali Hoxie will bring you updates from today's meeting at 5:30 p.m.