“This entire process is illegal and it should be thrown out by Judge Rhodes.” said one protester.
A company that wants to put vacant Detroit land to agricultural use is moving forward with plans to clear blighted properties for a large-scale tree-growing project after getting the OK to use 140 acres on the city’s east side, officials announced Friday.
“The financial condition of the city of Detroit continues to be dire,” says Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.
Mayor Dave Bing says Kevyn Orr is a bankruptcy expert, but doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing when it comes to running Detroit.
Kevyn Orr says Jim Bonsall decided it is best for the city and himself that he resign his post effective immediately.
“Culture is a social right, we are opposed to the plans, the threats, of the emergency manager to sell off the art,” he said.
If you don’t want Detroit to sell the art — you’d better have a better idea,” Kevyn Orr told the Economic Club.
A court filing has revealed details of nearly $1 billion in payouts known as the 13th check from a Detroit retirement system.
Orr has said the city has underfunded obligations of about $3.5 billion for pensions and $5.7 billion for retiree health coverage.
Orr has been staying at a condo at the Westin Book Cadillac while working through the city’s financial problems and bankruptcy filing.