Emergency manager negotiating with Detroit mayor, city council on role as contract ends

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DETROIT — Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr is in talks with Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council on his future in the city as his 18-month contract nears its end.

Orr spokesman Bill Nowling says Tuesday negotiations on the transition are ongoing.

Orr was hired by the state to fix Detroit's finances and took Detroit into the country's largest municipal bankruptcy. The city's bankruptcy trial is continuing.

Duggan has said he'd like to keep Orr around in a different role after his appointment ends. His contract is due to expire Saturday.

Nowling says the first day the council could meet to put forward a motion to remove Orr would be Monday. Six of the nine council members would have to vote to remove Orr and Duggan would have to approve it.

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