Wilmington City Council Newsletter April 8, 2022

FY 2023 City Council Budget Hearings Continue

Wilmington City Council’s 2023 fiscal year budget hearings are well into this year’s virtual hearings on Mayor Mike Purzycki’s proposed budget.

To date, eight department hearings have been conducted to examine the mayor’s plans for the coming fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2022. Next week, on April 13, 2022, City Council will be taking a look at the Audit Department, the Office of Economic Department, the Human Resources Department, and the Law Department. The public can access the meeting by clicking on the following Zoom link here, and submitting the Webinar ID: 842 4332 8578.

All budget hearings are streamed live. They continue throughout the month of April and will conclude on Monday, April 25, 2022. Links to the hearings (including archived videos) can be found by clicking here.

Presentations about proposed spending plans for each city department can be found by visiting www.wilmdebudget.org.

All budget hearings will be broadcasted on WITN22, on Comcast Channel 22, online at www.witn22.org, and on Wilmington City Council’s Facebook and Twitter.


Community Based Public Safety Collective visits Wilmington

Last year, Mayor Mike Purzycki, 3rd District Council Member Zanthia Oliver, 6th District Council Member Yolanda McCoy, and 7th District Council Member Chris Johnson traveled together to Newark, NJ to better understand how the city has substantially reduced crime and violence. Both the Mayor and City Council invited Aqeela Sherrills, the Co-Founder of the Community Based Public Safety Collective, and his firm to visit the City of Wilmington to do a landscape analysis of Wilmington’s social service and public safety infrastructures and to determine how effectively they interact with one another. Community Based Public Safety Collective will be in Wilmington on April 18th and April 19th to begin the landscape analysis of Wilmington’s violence. Ultimately, the mayor and city council will review the information and work on a strategy for Wilmington.

On April 19th, Wilmington City Council will hold a Special Public Safety committee meeting with Community Based Public Safety Collective.

To learn more about the Community Based Public Safety Collective, visit their website here.


Delaware’s First Black Student Summit is SOLD OUT!

A half-day gathering to connect and uplift members of Black Student Unions and Associations, Advisors, School Administrators, and Allies that support them as they fight for equity and justice will take place on April 9, 2022. The 2022 Black Student Summit is sold out, however interested individuals can sign up today to join the waitlist for the 2023 Summit.

Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative along with partners; such as the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ), Network Connect, Delaware Department of Education (DDOE), and more, are joining forces to host Delaware’s first Black Student Summit. The event is being held at The Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE from 9:00am – 1:00pm with a goal of serving over 100 students.

The Delaware Black Student Summit is by and for students who want to turn up the volume and activism of Black Student Unions and Associations. You can find more information on their website by clicking here.


City Government Offices Closed for Good Friday

Wilmington City government offices will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022, for the City’s observance of Good Friday. As a result, the Department of Public Works’ Sanitation Division will collect recyclables on a modified holiday schedule, as follows:

  • Monday, April 11: East of I-95 trash collection
  • Tuesday, April 12: West of I-95 trash collection
  • Wednesday, April 13: NO COLLECTION
  • Thursday, April 14: East of I-95 recyclables collection
  • Friday, April 15: HOLIDAY/No collection
  • Saturday, April 16: West of I-95 recyclables collection

Follow the link here for more information about trash and recycling in the City. As a friendly reminder, on Monday (for east side collections) and on Tuesday (for west side collections) the City will only collect trash that is placed in a City-issued, industrial-strength trash container as pictured below. The City will NOT collect privately purchased trash bins with lift bars.

To report issues about trash and recycling collection, please dial 3-1-1 or visit: www.WilmingtonDE.gov/311.


Media Contact: 
Yesenia TaverasDirector of Communications
302-576-2585 | Cell: 302-757-5748
Email: ytaveras@wilmingtonde.gov
City Council Website: www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com

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