Press Releases

Emergency shelter offered for residents
The City of Livonia offers emergency shelter for residents who may have a power outage as the temperatures turn frigid.

The Jack E. Kirksey Community Recreation Center is prepared to provide a temporary place to stay for those Livonia residents who confirm that they live in the City. 

“Our Recreation Center has heat, cots, hot showers and power available. Staff will be available to provide short-term shelter for residents who may need it,” said Mayor Dennis K. Wright. 

Residents who need help must arrive before 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday in order to arrange for staffing before closing time. The Recreation Center can also be reached at (734) 466-2900. 

All recreation areas of the facility will be off-limits for emergency shelter users, including the pools, gymnasiums, climbing wall and fitness hub. Those who need to use the shelter will also be asked to agree to a code of conduct while using the site. 

For more details, contact the Mayor’s office at (734) 466-2201.


Ford to Test Underground Water in Alden Village Sub
Ford Motor Company informed the City and state officials that, during Livonia Transmission Plant renovations last year, the company discovered the underground water contained vinyl chloride, a hazardous chemical that was last used in the 1980s as a degreasing agent.

Some tests showed underground water contamination in an area next to the plant, where results were higher than 2 parts per billion, which is the U.S. EPA-permitted concentration of vinyl chloride in drinking water.

Importantly, this is
not drinking water. There is no danger to Livonia’s drinking water because the City is served by City of Detroit water. There are also no wells providing drinking water within or near the affected area. 

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for more information. 

Notice to Dog Walkers in City Parks
Please be aware Livonia Ordinances require that dogs must be on a leash in all City Parks (per City Ordinance, 12.20.110). Livonia Animal Control Officers will ticket those who violate this ordinance. Additionally, all animal feces must be removed by the pet's owner.  

Livonia Ranked Among Top 100 Family Friendly Cities
Livonia has been voted among the top 100 cities in the United States for family friendliness in a survey conducted by Apartment List.  Click here for the press release. 

Livonia among State's Best Towns for Homeownership
The City of Livonia has been named as one of the best places in Michigan for homeownership based on several factors, after an analysis by NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website.  Click here to read the press release. 

Livonia Cited As Among Best Places for Young Families
The City of Livonia is ranked among the Top Ten Best Towns in Michigan for Young Families, according to an analysis by a website called Nerdwallet.  Click here to read the press release from the Mayor's Office. 

City Annual Report
The Annual Report is a compilation of various reports and activities of the various city departments, commissions, and boards.  Click here to visit the Annual Report section of the Online Document Library.