DETROIT (AP) — Here are some of the improvements since Detroit exited bankruptcy in December 2014:
— 7,100 of an estimated 40,000 vacant houses demolished since May 2014.
— Land Bank has closed on 560 of 21,000 houses it owns. Of the 1,100 that have been put up for auction, bids have been received on 843 houses.
— Agreements reached with owners of 500 vacant homes to rehab the properties or face legal action by the city.
— Response times on 911 priority calls down to about nine minutes from reported 50 minutes for all 911 calls.
— 10 new fire rigs and 15 ambulances added to Fire/EMS fleet; six rescue squad vehicles ordered.
— 80 new public city buses added, allowed the city to meet posted schedules for the first time in about 20 years.
— Public Lighting Authority installed 58,000 LED streetlights with another 7,000 coming by the end of next year.
Sources: City of Detroit, Detroit Land Bank and Detroit Public Lighting Authority.