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 City's Charter and Code of Ordinances can be found here.
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).
The City Council meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7pm at City Hall, and is rescheduled periodically for training or other reasons. All meetings are open to the public, and each resident has three minutes to speak at each of the two public hearings of which one is at the beginning of the meeting and one is at the end. Closed Sessions can occur during an open meeting, but only for very specific purposes, which can be found in the Open Meetings Act Handbook.
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