Detroit Gets Back To Work Avoiding Banruptcy
Detroit officials restarted the process of keeping the city afloat after a judge tossed out a lawsuit that saw Mayor Dave Bing hiring a lawyer to fight the chief of his law department.
Bing quickly named William "Kriss" Andrews, a private-sector financial executive, as the new program management director who will oversee the city's financial restructuring.
The Detroit City Council is expected to make its two appointments to a nine-member Financial Advisory Board this morning. And the board is expected to meet for the first time Friday.
"This legal challenge has been an unfortunate distraction, but now it's time for the city to move forward," Bing said of the lawsuit brought by the city's corporation counsel, Krystal Crittendon.