Detroit emergency manager orders City Council not to fill vacancies

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr issues order to keep City Council vacancies until general election

Author: Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, @DaveBartko, dbartkowiak@wdiv.com
Published On: Jul 08 2013 04:08:08 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 09 2013 05:19:37 AM EDT
Detroit City Council
DETROIT -

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has issued an order mandating that City Council not fill any vacancies before the general election.

The City Council has lost President Charles Pugh after he missed several meetings and failed to report to the emergency manager to let him know if he could fulfill his duties. Orr stripped Pugh of his pay and job duties.

Read: Orr strips Pugh of pay, duties

Moreover, President Pro Tem Gary Brown left to join Orr as a restructuring officer and Councilmember Kwame Kenyatta also left.