Orr to stay into October? Says he would if bankruptcy case not closed

Orr to stay into October? Says he would if bankruptcy case not closed

At the Detroit Financial Advisory Board meeting this week, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr said the city may be best served by him staying past his scheduled end date. “If it’s a few days or weeks thereafter I would certainly hope that everyone would recognize the value of just finishing this out,” Orr said.

Earlier this week, Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes delayed the bankruptcy trial from mid July to an Aug. 14 start date with possible hearing days until Sept. 23. Under Michigan law, the Detroit City Council and  Mayor can vote to remove Orr Sept. 27.

“I want to be very respectful of the rights that the council and the mayor have and that will have to be discussed and adjusted,” Orr told WXYZ’s Jim Kiertzner.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan told the Detroit Free Press that whatever transition happens will be done “without drama.”