Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said Tuesday he won't pursue another term as the elected leader of the financially strapped metropolis.
The city of Detroit is basically insolvent and has borrowed beyond its means, a report from Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr said.
UPI Almanac for Monday, May 6, 2013.
The Detroit City Council says it plans to keep meeting despite a lawsuit's claim it's illegal for it to do so under the state's emergency manager law.
Detroit business leaders have donated $8 million to buy new 23 new emergency vehicles and 100 police cruisers, Mayor Dave Bing said.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the appointment of an emergency financial manager violates Detroiters' right to elect their own leaders.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he won't fight a state decision to send an emergency financial manager to his struggling city.
The Detroit City Council ordered a 10 percent pay cut for about 600 unionized city workers after contract negotiations reached an impasse.
Facing $12 billion in debt and pension liabilities, Michigan's governor will appoint an emergency manager to overhaul Detroit's city finances, officials said.
Detroit paid 30 police commanders merit bonuses this week while rank and file officers and other city employees face wage cuts and layoffs.