City of Warren, MI

Mayor's Accomplishments

Accomplishments of Warren Mayor James R. Fouts

As Warren Mayor, Fouts has initiated a number of programs to help improve Warren as well as some other notable achievements:

  1. Returned city-operated EMS transport resulting in $15 million in revenues
  2. Cost-savings programs in Sanitation, Building Maintenance and DPW departments
  3. Eliminated city paid cell phones and car allowances for all mayoral appointees
  4. Open door policy for the public in the Mayor’s Office
  5. Annual Outstanding Volunteer Recognition Ceremony
  6. Created Student Advisory Committee to get the youth of the city more involved in their community
  7. 4.0 Students Ceremony
  8. 7 successful college fairs
  9. Mayoral Portrait Dedication Ceremony
  10. Neighborhood cleanup sweeps – street by street, house by house, by city inspectors, including mobile home parks
  11. Consolidated several city departments
  12. Demolition of dilapidated buildings
  13. Dismissal of employees who were accused of possession or illegal drug dealing
  14. Random alcohol and drug-testing for all mayoral appointees
  15. New innovative crime-fighting programs including a police academy
  16. Special ceremonies to honor World War II, Korean War & Vietnam Veterans and 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II
  17. Saved thousands on Christmas tree lighting and fireworks
  18. Crackdown on prostitution and drug dealing in Warren
  19. A “Buy American Products” campaign
  20. Saved the city $30,000 by not using a personal driver and eliminating leased vehicle for Mayor
  21. Defense of Nativity Scene at Warren City Hall
  22. “Buy Warren” initiatives
  23. Urban gardening in Warren and conservation of monarch waystations
  24. Reduced maximum heights for uncut grass from 9” to 6”
  25. First Church-Police-City partnership
  26. New used car lot ordinance
  27. Began “Annual Tribute to Frank Sinatra” concerts
  28. Created Code of Ethics for all appointees
  29. New snow alert policy
  30. Demolition of an adult bookstore
  31. New Parks and Recreation programs
  32. Prayer Station at city hall
  33. Job Fair
  34. Bricks at Veterans’ Park commemorating veterans
  35. Crackdown on heroin users and dealers
  36. Reduced Number of city employees by 27% without layoffs
  37. Neighborhood Watch Program
  38. Terminated 4 city employees for embezzlement
  39. New Global Positioning System (GPS) on city vehicles
  40. Efficient Complaint Tracking System
  41. “Welcome to Warren” signs
  42. Senior citizens safety program
  43. Hazardous Waste Drop-Off day
  44. New water meter program
  45. Relay for Life Cancer Fundraiser
  46. LiveStrong Fundraiser
  47. Breast Cancer Fundraiser
  48. Domestic/Sexual Violence Purple/Teal Ribbon Fundraiser
  49. March of Dimes Fundraiser
  50. American Red Cross Blood Drives
  51. Property transfers and ownership changes recorded immediately
  52. New TV Warren programs
  53. Collection of donations for the needy and American troops overseas – Food Drives, Toy Drives, Warm Winter Clothing Drives, Military Care Package Drive, “Love Package” Drive for the needy, Annual School Supply Collection Drive
  54. Computerization of Purchasing Department’s System (now receive monthly budget update reports and regular overtime reports).
  55. Street sweeping four times a year instead of one
  56. Appointment of Skip McAdams, first African American Department Head
  57. Appointment of women and minorities to city commissions
  58. Farmers’ Market
  59. Re-opened Fitzgerald Senior Recreation Center (Campaign promise)
  60. Arbor Day Foundation – Tree City USA Community
  61. Purple Heart City
  62. Saved over $5 million over 15 years by converting city streetlights to LED
  63. After School Anti-Violence Program – Van Dyke Schools Initiative/corridor
  64. School Safety Program implemented after the Sandy Hook tragedy
  65. Adopted Budget with no tax increases
  66. Initiated Pet Store Restrictions
  67. Rental Inspection Program is self-sustaining
  68. Mosquito Elimination Program
  69. Fireworks Initiative and Patrol
  70. MDOT Freeway Overgrowth Issue
  71. AA Bond Rating for Warren
  72. Implemented rules regarding appointees and inspectors owning Rental Props. in Warren
  73. Warren received the highest award in Financial reporting
  74. Honored 10 y.o/7 y.o – for honesty in church donation box return
  75. RTW fight
  76. Established Pothole Hotline/Program
  77. Established Emergency Hotline during Flood Disaster – Mayor’s office was epicenter for all aide effort
  78. Provided “No Solicitors, No Salesperson, No Peddlers “ Stickers to Residents For Their Homes
  79. Fouts Forum Shows:
    Elections in general
    Election results
    JFK with Dr. Spitz
    Denny McLain
    Tribute to citizens that passed away
    Property Maintenance
    Coach Al Fracassa
    Senior Scams

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