So far it's business as usual in Detroit, but changes could be coming under EFM Kevyn Orr
12:38 PM, Mar 26, 2013
1:59 PM, Jul 10, 2013
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Day two of the Emergency Financial Manager running Michigan's largest city and the Detroit City Council is moving forward with working on a new budget with some changes.
How will a new Detroit city budget be adopted?
Who will be involved?
Are the mayor and council still making the decisions or is the new EFM?
This is only day two of Kevyn Orr as Emergency Financial Manager.
The plan for now, is somewhat business as usual.
Mayor Dave Bing will still submit a proposed budget to city council and council members voted this morning to spend the week of April 16 for a budget planning session.
Orr sent out a release late Tuesday saying that the salaries and benefits for Bing and council members will continue when the new emergency financial manager law takes effect Thursday.
"Detroiters need their elected representatives on the job and working collaboratively toward the solutions that will solve our immediate financial crisis and position the city to grow and thrive," Orr said in a news release. "I wanted the first order issued to reaffirm how important the Mayor and City Council members are to Detroit's turnaround."
Orr has the authority to change his decision at any time.