DETROIT (AP) – The most anticipated vote in Detroit this summer isn’t for a city office.
Instead, ballots due by Friday from city retirees could determine how quickly Detroit exits its historic bankruptcy and how much of the financial weight pensioners will bear.
Non-uniformed retirees are being asked to take a 4.5 percent pension cut and no cost-of-living allowances. Police and fire retirees are faced with reduced cost-of-living payments.
All classes of creditors, including banks and bond insurers, also must vote by Friday on the aspects of Orr’s debt restructuring plan that affects them.
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