Detroit Mayor & Council to Keep Their Salaries

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Mayor Dave Bing and Detroit's City Council will continue receiving paychecks while the city is under state oversight.
Emergency manager Kevyn Orr has signed an order that keeps their pay intact when Michigan's new emergency manager law goes into effect Thursday.
The new law immediately scraps the salaries of elected leaders in cities and school districts with emergency managers. Managers can reinstate or modify their pay.
Orr says in a release that he "wanted the first order issued to reaffirm how important the mayor and City Council members are to Detroit's turnaround."
He was appointed this month after Detroit was determined to be in a financial emergency. Monday was his first day.
Detroit's deficit is $327 million. It is the largest city in the country under state control.


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  • by Ricardo Location: Lansing on Mar 27, 2013 at 09:44 AM
    To me, it looks like he has caved to the crooked politicians already. Not a ggod way to start fixing things by being a paper tiger. Thank You. Ricardo
  • by Name Location: Location on Mar 27, 2013 at 09:25 AM
    Can we have one in the city of jackson. We will have a state of emergency if the city council keep driving out the landlords
  • by JRH Location: Owosso on Mar 27, 2013 at 03:50 AM
    When is a emergency manager going to be named for the State of Michigan and the USA?
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