Protestors are expected to greet Kevyn Orr when he arrives at work tomorrow morning. Orr, a lawyer who specializes in bankruptcy, is the man handpicked by Governor Rick Snyder to fix Detroit’s finances.
Mayor Dave Bing has pledged to be a good teammate to Orr.
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The Maryland based attorney was named by Governor Snyder earlier this month. He resigned from his position with the prestigious Jones Day law firm to take the job.
Under the law Orr has 18 months to turn the city’s finances around. After that, the city council can vote to oust him.
Orr’s time as Emergency Financial Manager got off to a rocky start when it was revealed that he had tax liens against his Maryland home. Orr called the situation “embarrassing” and says he took care of the liens as soon as they were brought to his attention.
Orr is also facing heated protests from many in the community.
Revered Jesse Jackson and Congressmen John Conyers and Gary Peters are calling on the federal government to investigate the state’s takeover of Detroit’s finances.
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