(WXYZ) - Appeals are in the works right now to fight the historic ruling that pushed Detroit off the bankruptcy cliff.
But in the meantime, the city will move forward with court protection to shed $18-billion in debt for a clean slate.
The eligibility decision by Judge Steven Rhodes puts everything on the table, even pensions that some thought were untouchable.
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr says he's hopeful deals can be negotiated with unions, retirees and creditors before the ax falls.
He expects to roll out the so-called "plan of adjustment" the first week in January.
Detroit workers are speaking out, worried about the decision.
A Detroit bus driver spoke to 7 Action News about possibly losing his pension.
After more than 25 years of serving the city, this bankruptcy is devastating to him and he tells our Simon Shaykhet why in his own words.
WATCH HIS FULL INTERVIEW IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE.