Thursday, September 18, 2014

Detroit emergency manager might stick around
Detroit mayor: 'Entirely possible' that emergency manager will have a role after bankruptcy

Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 7, 2014 at 10:02 a.m.

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says he’d like to keep emergency manager Kevyn Orr around in a different role after his state appointment ends in September.

Duggan’s comments came in a deposition with lawyers ahead of an Aug. 21 trial in Detroit’s bankruptcy. The Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1koTRdW ) reports that Duggan answered questions about his plans for the city after bankruptcy.

He says it’s “entirely possible” that Orr will stick around after Sept. 27. The mayor says Orr’s “background and expertise are probably going to be needed.”

Orr, a bankruptcy specialist, was appointed Detroit emergency manager in March 2013. He eventually took the city into bankruptcy with Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval.

Judge Steven Rhodes will decide whether a plan to get out of bankruptcy is fair and feasible.

Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com