‘Duggan names cabinet’
DETROIT — Mayor-elect Mike Duggan has named his cabinet, according to a Fox 2 news report.
Reportedly, Lisa Howze will serve as chief of staff; Ike McKinnon, deputy mayor; Butch Hollowell, corporate counsel; John Hill, chief financial officer Charlie Beckham will oversee the Department of Neighborhoods; and Gary Brown will remain in Operations, currently part of EM Kevyn Orr’s office.
Duggan spokesperson John Roach denied the report. “Only after the Mayor-elect’s agreement with the Emergency Manager is finalized would he be able to begin making appointments,” Roach told the Michigan Citizen.
Duggan will take office in January. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr will maintain control over city business.
— Staff report