Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Breaking News: Nursery to Re-Open in Rouge Park

I have learned that the W.I. Meyers Tree Nursery in Rouge Park will soon re-open thanks to an agreement reached between the City of Detroit and the non-profit group Greening of Detroit. An official press conference is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m.

This agreement was originally brokered by former Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick. However, it sat in political and judicial limbo for several months due to a lawsuit that was brought by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees as well as a reluctance to approve the agreement on the part of the City Council. AFSCME wanted their members to work at the tree nursery, instead of the Greening of Detroit's staff. The City Council was concerned about a possible payment to the Greening of Detroit.

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