Duggan presents $2 billion budget, sees path to ending state oversight

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Friday presented a $2 billion budget to City Council, saying he expects the end to state oversight this spring after the spending plan is approved, The Detroit News reported. Duggan echoed statements made in early February when the city announced it balanced its budget for the third year in a row. The budget plan allots $8 million more to the police department to hire 141 new staff members, which Duggan said would help grow two programs aimed at crime reduction: Project Greenlight and Ceasefire, The News reported. Duggan also said the budget would give the city the capacity to double the rate at which it is demolishing commercial buildings. City Council is to hold hearings on the budget next week and then vote to approve or deny the budget in March.

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