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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO BANKRUPTCY TIMELINE

Bing Granholm watermelonNov. 2009 - After months of corporate media endorsing Franklin resident Dave Bing for mayor, he wins. Tom Barrow challenges the outcome, but 59,135 ballots cannot be recounted. Bing seated. In his term, he privatizes Workforce Development and Health Department, fails an effort to take over the schools and implements Detroit Works Project (now Detroit Future City) to downsize the city.

Rick SnyderJan. 1, 2011 - Rick Snyder inauguration; Bing serves as master of ceremonies. Snyder says he will “reinvent Michigan.”

Dave BingNov. 3, 2011 - Bing says Detroit needs a financial manager. His spokesman said Bing himself would consider being appointed EM.

AFSCMEDec. 2011 - Coalition of 30 unions presents proposal that provides $160 million in cost savings to the city. Bing does not present union plan to council.

Charles PughApril 4, 2012 - Bing presents Consent Agreement to council with argument that it saves the city from emergency manager and bankruptcy. Hundreds of Detroiters protest in and outside city council chambers as Charles Pugh, Gary Brown, Saunteel Jenkins, Ken Cockrel and James Tate side with Bing and Snyder and vote yes. Gov. Snyder says: “This agreement paves the way for a good-faith partnership that will restore the fiscal integrity taxpayers expect and ensure the delivery of services that families deserve.”

Aug. 3, 2012 - Michigan Supreme Court rejects Republican arguments and rules that vote on emergency manager must be placed on November ballot after over 200,000 signatures gathered. Ruling suspends PA 4 ending election.

Attorney General Bill SchuetteAug. 6, 2012 - Attorney General Bill Schuette rules PA 72, a weaker emergency manager law, is in effect until November election.

Nov. 6, 2012 - Michigan voters defeat emergency manager law (Public Act 4)

Phil Pavlov,Dec. 14, 2012 - Republican legislators in a lame-duck session pass a new EM law, PA 436, sponsored by Senator Phil Pavlov, without public hearings and make it exempt from voter override.

ANDY DILLONDec. 19, 2012 - Snyder appoints six-member financial review team: Treasurer Andy Dillon, Darrell Burks, Ronald E. Goldsberry, Frederick Headen, Thomas H. McTavish and Kenneth Whipple.

Dec. 27, 2012 - Snyder signs Public Act 436 (new emergency manager law)

January 2013 - Five law firms make airport presentations to Snyder’s team in bid to become restructuring counsel for Detroit (Jones Day, Foley and Lardner, McKenna Long and Aldrige, Stutman Treister and Glatt, and Weil Gotshal & Manges)

Jan. 30, 2013 - Snyder’s office privately expresses interest in appointing Kevyn  Orr as EM

Richard BairdFeb. 20, 2013 - E-mails between Snyder aide Rich Baird (pictured)  and Jones Day indicate Orr will accept position

Feb. 27, 2013 - Bing’s office invites 18 firms to submit official proposals by March 6

March 1, 2013 - Snyder announces Detroit needs emergency manager

March 6, 2013 - Deadline for official proposals; 14 firms submitted

Jones Day logoMarch 8, 2013 - Bing’s office selects Jones Day as restructuring counsel. Jones Day clients include the major banks to whom city owes money.

Kevyn OrrMarch 14, 2013 - Snyder appoints Kevyn Orr EM for 18-month term. Orr resigns from Jones Day to take the job.

March 20, 2013 - Jones Day begins its $3.35 million, six-month contract.

Book Cadillac HotelMarch 25, 2013 - Orr starts his 18-month term as EM, takes up residence at Book Cadillac Hotel in $2,000-a-month suite at city expense. Orders crab cakes and steak bites.

March 27, 2013 - Public Act 436 becomes law

July 18, 2012 - Orr files bankruptcy petition in federal court. He has obligated city to pay over $22 million to attorneys and financial consultants in restructuring. Filing lifts the cap on Jones Day’s fees, leaving firm free to bill unlimited amounts.

Steven RhodesJuly 24, 2012 - U.S. bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes rules EM is authorized to file Chapter 9 on behalf of the city. Orders a stay on three cases against the filing pending in state court.

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