Duggan Takes Oath as Detroit's New Mayor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Mike Duggan has been sworn in as mayor of Detroit and says he'll work in cooperation with the city's state-appointed emergency manager.

Despite the New Year's Day holiday, Duggan said Wednesday that he plans to hold staff meetings at City Hall after the morning ceremony.

The former chief of the Detroit Medical Center begins a four-year term with limited powers in an insolvent city whose finances are controlled by a state-appointed overseer.

But Duggan already has been busy on Detroit's behalf since voters elected him in November.

He's attended a meeting of new mayors hosted by the White House, put together his own administration and lobbied with emergency manager Kevyn Orr for a greater role in the city's immediate turnaround.

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