About the City

The City of East Detroit was founded January 7, 1929 under the Home Rule City Act by a vote of the residents of East Detroit. Before becoming East Detroit, we were the Village of Halfway, Erin Township and Orange Township. In 1992, the voters changed the name of East Detroit to Eastpointe.

The Southeast Michigan Coalition of Governments (SEMCOG) provides data, gathered from many sources, to the communities in its jurisdiction. The 2010 Census shows 32,442 residents in 13,796 housing units, making the average household size 2.58 persons (9.0% vacancy).

City Hall
23200 Gratiot Avenue
586-445-3661

Open Monday-Thursday from 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed to the public on Fridays and Major Holidays

2016-2017 Adopted Budget

Ever wonder what the Budget for the City looked like? Look no further, and open the 250+ page budget attached. Look for the City Manager's summary of the budget between pages 13 and 30. The Fiscal Management Plan for the City is included (starting at page 32). The 2016/2017 Fiscal Year starts on July 1, 2016 and ends on June 30, 2017.

Read more: 2016-2017 Adopted Budget

Fiscal Management Plan

Please take a look at the City Council's Fiscal Management Plan for the City as a brief look at their budget priorities. Sections of the document include Fiscal Planning and Budgeting, Fund Balance, Expenditure Control, and Revenues and Collections.

Five-Year Budget Forecast

The City retains a Five-Year Budget Forecast as part of its budgeting process. The document helps the administration and City Council plan its long-term success and adapt years ahead of time instead of trying to fix any potential issues last-minute.

Master Plan

The planning and zoning plan for the City is contained here in the Master Plan. There were many reforms made by the Michigan Legislature in the Planning Enabling Act of 2008, and one reform is that the Master Plan is required to be reviewed every five years. We began reviewing the document in 2015.

Eastpointe Charrette

In October 2014, the City started a Charrette with the Institute Without Boundaries. A charrette is a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions. Please view the final document here.

Water Quality Report

Water is the most important natural resource that we have as humans. We take very seriously the quality of our water in Eastpointe. We are now working with the Great Lakes Water Authority (instead of the Detroit Water and Sewer Department) to provide safe drinking water to Eastpointe residents. Our intention is to not make the same mistake that has been made in Flint. We are being proactive in protecting our water and diligent when considering changes in its distribution. Read our report here. The Report was mailed to every resident in our Eastpointe Magazine. Also, the new water and sewer rates for 2016 can be found here.

Recreational Master Plan

The Parks and Recreation departments of Eastpointe and Roseville combined to create the Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe. The plan guiding this organization can be found here. It contains plans for our community parks, recreation activities, open spaces and greenways.

East Detroit Public Schools

Eleven of the twelve voting precincts in Eastpointe belong to East Detroit Public Schools. The school district buildings located in Eastpointe are East Detroit High School, Kellwood Alternative School, Kelly Middle School, Crescentwood Elementary, Bellview Elementary, Forest Park Elementary and Pleasantview Elementary.

Visit East Detroit Public Schools website here.

South Lake Public Schools

Koepsell Elementary is a Charter School of the South Lake School District, located in the twelfth precinct of Eastpointe - the one and only precinct located in Eastpointe that belongs to the South Lake School District.

Please visit South Lake Schools website here.

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