Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Detroit City Council Negotiating to Keep Orr During Bankruptcy

A deal is in the works to keep Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr aboard for the city’s bankruptcy case, even though city officials could remove him as soon as next week, according to a councilman.

Terms to return control of the city to elected officials may be announced this week after negotiations among Orr, Mayor Mike Duggan and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Councilman George Cushingberry Jr. said in a telephone interview. Michigan law allows the council to remove Orr as emergency manager after he’s served 18 months. That date arrives Sept. 27.