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.