Detroit Emergency Manager

9:56 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Duggan sworn in as Detroit mayor

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Says he'll work to move city "back to elected leadership
Detroit Mike Duggan is officially Detroits 75th mayor after taking the oath of office just after 11 a.m.Wednesday in the mayors office on the 11th floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.
8:36 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Detroit Emergency Manager reaches agreement with some creditors, but no details are released

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Spokesman for Kevyn Orr says deal should be signed "in next day or two"
Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr has reached a settlement with unnamed creditors, according to federal court filings in a lawsuit against a financial insurer his office sued to block from accessing $11 million a month in tax revenue from the city's three casinos.
9:27 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Detroit Emergency Manager cancels creditors' bus tour

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Media interest in the tour caused some of the creditors to back out
Detroit — Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr on Tuesday scrapped a scheduled bus tour for Wall Street creditors of the city’s worst areas. Several creditors decided against taking the tour Wednesday and said they would rather spend time researching the city’s financial condition, the emergency manager’s spokesman Bill Nowling said.
7:58 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Emergency Manager says three Detroit City Council seats will remain vacant

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City charter requires vacancies be filled, but emergency manager has sweeping powers
DETROIT, MI -- Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr ordered Monday that City Council will continue to operate with just six members though the rest of the year. Two members of the council have resigned and a third has been stripped by Orr of his pay and duties after failing to come to work for weeks.
6:16 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Case would likely remain local if Detroit files for bankruptcy

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Unlike corporations all of Detroit's operations and assets are in city
When Detroit auto giants General Motors and Chrysler filed for bankruptcy in 2009, their cases wound up in New York. The City of Detroit, legal experts say, won't share that fate should it take the unprecedented step of seeking Chapter 9 protection.