A community activist says council has not received written permission by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr that would allow them to meet.
Records show that the new Detroit emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, has some unpaid taxes and two liens on his Maryland home.
He’s not a union-buster and he has no plans to hawk Detroit’s jewels. That’s the word from Detroit EFM Kevyn Orr.
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.
“We’re not worried about no Kevyn Orr. Uncle Toms ain’t nothing new,” said Rev. David Bullock, during a protest Thursday in Detroit.
The governor’s nominee to become Detroit’s emergency financial manager says the job is the “Olympics of restructuring.”
The Detroit City Council has dropped out of the fight, but others will challenge the state’s appointment of an emergency financial manager.
It’s expected that Kevyn Orr — a University of Michigan graduate and an attorney from Washington, D.C. — will be that EFM. Orr helped Chrysler work through its bankruptcy situation in 2009.
The Detroit City Council has voted to appeal Governor Snyder’s determination that the city does not have a viable plan to fix its finances, while Mayor Dave Bing says he doesn’t want to be party to any delay in the governor’s decision.