Detroit City Council holds closed door session to discuss EFM appointment
DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Detroit City Council has decided not to fight the appointment of an emergency financial manager for the city.
Council had planned to file a lawsuit after a state takeover, but will not go forward with the legal challenge on the advice of lawyers and advisors.
The Detroit City Council made a last-ditch case at a hearing in Lansing earlier this week to stop the takeover-- urging a revised consent agreement that prevented a takeover last year.
Thursday afternoon, Governor Snyder introduced
Kevyn Orr as his candidate for EFM. The emergency financial assistance board approved Orr as the EFM for Detroit.
Under a takeover, the mayor and city council would become only "advisors" and their pay would automatically go to zero.