Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager plans to change the role of a Financial Advisory Board that's been involved in the city's finances since last year.
The board is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon for the first time since Kevyn Orr started his job last month.
Some City Council members have asked how much longer the city must pay salaries of the Financial Advisory Board. The nine-member board was appointed last year under a deal with the state aimed at avoiding the appointment of an emergency manager.
The city and state pay expenses. The board's members are eligible to make $25,000 per year and have met monthly.
Cuts could come to City Council
Local 4 has learned that Detroit Mayor Dave Bing will go before the board with a proposal to slash the council's budget from $11.2 million to roughly $3.7 million, which could mean eliminating 78 positions. Most the positions would be staff members for the council.
The cuts were recommended by the restructuring team in place before Orr arrived in the Motor City.
Orr has said he's keeping Bing's and the city council members' salaries.