Detroit Emergency Manager

7:17 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Detroit Emergency Manager Says Services are Improving, but More Progress is Needed

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Kevyn Orr says change still may not be felt in city's neighborhoods
City services are starting to improve one year after Detroit filed the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy. But residents and city officials agree significant work remains to reverse decades of deterioration. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr points to progress that includes a drop in violent crime; an infusion of new fire trucks, ambulances and police cruisers; and more efficient private garbage collection.
6:16 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Detroit Emergency Manager to Address Legislature

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Legislation to help city settle bankruptcy is on fast track
LANSING - Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr will formally address the Michigan Legislature today as lawmakers prepare to decide whether to help the city settle its historic bankruptcy with an infusion of $194.8 million in cash and 11 bills that would allow for the contribution.
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.