Emergency Manager: Detroit Mayor's Salary $159,000

The Detroit skyline rises behind the Monument to Joe Louis, also known as "The Fist," Thursday, July 18, 2013. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr asked a federal judge permission to place Detroit into Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit's state-appointed emergency financial manager says he has approved a salary of $159,000 for new Mayor Mike Duggan.
Kevyn Orr controls the municipal treasury and is leading Detroit through federal bankruptcy proceedings to help eliminate a chronic operating deficit and slash a $18 billion long-term debt.
In an order issued Wednesday, Orr says that Duggan will play a "vital role" in restoring financial stability to the city. Duggan won election in November to replace the retiring Dave Bing.
The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/1cPgaz1 ) says the order also formally delegates certain powers to Duggan. He and Orr have negotiated a division of responsibility for running the city.
The order says Duggan will oversee day-to-day operations except for police. It says that Orr will handle all finance functions.


The Detroit skyline rises behind the Monument to Joe Louis, also known as "The Fist," Thursday, July 18, 2013. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr asked a federal judge permission to place Detroit into Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
FILE - In this March 14, 2013 file photo, Kevyn Orr, left, speaks at a news conference in Detroit as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder listens. Orr started work Monday, March 25, 2013, as Detroit�s emergency manager and the turnaround expert says his first tasks will be reviewing the city�s financial data and listening. The Snyder administration's request for an additional $5 million for emergency manager salaries and other related costs has been rejected by the House. The law requires that the state fund the salaries, but some lawmakers are resisting the state spending more when $20 million has already been committed in the past couple years. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)


 
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