06/11/2013 08:24 am ET Updated Aug 11, 2013

Orr Tells Crowd: 'We Have To Break Our Addiction To Debt' | Crain's Detroit Business


Detroit residents alternately condemned and praised Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr at a public forum he used to drive home the severity of a fiscal crisis that has pushed one of America's biggest cities to the brink of bankruptcy, and to explain his plan to fix it.

One step he plans to take as Detroit's financial overseer is to lease the Belle Isle municipal park to the state to save $6 million a year, Orr said late Monday at the hearing on his roadmap to revival. The City Council rejected a similar proposal from Republican Governor Rick Snyder earlier this year.

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