Private business, including the Penske Corporation, will donate $8 million for 23 EMS units and 100 police cruisers to boost public safety and reduce response times.
Bankruptcy attorney and turnaround specialist Kevyn Orr arrived downtown Detroit this morning for his first day on the job as emergency financial manager.
“Detroit One brings the principles of teamwork to law enforcement, as well as the community,” said Mayor Dave Bing,
“Houses are being burned down, we’re living in squalor, and I’m sick and tired of it. I’m a taxpayer and I do not want or need to live like this. Please mayor, do something,” the Detroiter pleaded.
Detroiters know all too well that their neighborhoods are filled with abandoned and burned buildings. After putting up with it for so long, residents say they don’t care who is in charge, they just want their city back.
Gov. Rick Snyder acknowledged that his decision to appoint an emergency financial manager for Detroit is bittersweet.
The governor’s nominee to become Detroit’s emergency financial manager says the job is the “Olympics of restructuring.”
“I am pleased that this long trial has ended and we can finally put this negative chapter in Detroit’s history behind us,” said Dave Bing.
Traffic was slowed almost to a halt along I-94 Monday morning as part of protests over the governor’s decision to appoint an emergency financial manager for Detroit.
The 69-year-old mayor has been swept up in the vortex of despair that has come to symbolize much of Detroit during the past few years. To some, the city’s failings represent Bing’s failure in his third career choice.