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Those 12 areas include ethics, where volunteers will review current ethics policies and recommend improvements as well as:
- Public safety. This will cover Police Department, Fire Department/EMS and Homeland Security;
- Health. This will include the Department of Public Health and the Institute for Public Health;
- Information Technology. This will include infrastructural needs as well as the use of technology to improve city services;
- Quality of Life. This will include recreation, senior services, child services, arts and culture, disabled persons and education;
- Public Services. This will focus on the Water Department, Public Lighting, and the Department of Public Works;
- Neighborhoods. This will focus on the new Department of Neighborhoods, district manager, abandoned property reclamation/demolition, code enforcement, and vacant lots.
- Transportation. This will focus on the Detroit Department of Transportation as well as the People Mover, Regional Transit Authority, and the M-1 Rail Project;
- Economic Development. This will deal with both downtown and neighborhood development as well as job creation and training programs, City Airport, business licensing and permits;
- Finance (Budget and Purchasing). This will deal with financial reporting processes as well as revenue generation opportunities;
- Human Resources/Labor Relations. This area will focus on job classifications, civil service, and labor-management processes.
- Law Department. This will deal with both legal issues and human rights.