emergency financial manager
May 9 is the deadline for Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to submit his turnaround plan to the state.
A community activist says council has not received written permission by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr that would allow them to meet.
Saying the situation was “quite embarrassing,” Detroit’s new emergency financial manager says he has taken care of a pair of tax liens against 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.
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.