Duggan to take bankrupt Detroit's oath of office


DETROIT (AP) — Mike Duggan is set to be sworn in as mayor of Detroit.

And despite the New Year's Day holiday, he'll start work immediately. He plans to hold initial staff meetings at City Hall on Wednesday.

The former chief of the Detroit Medical Center begins a four-year term shortly after 11 a.m. with limited powers in an insolvent city whose finances are controlled by a state-appointed overseer.

But Duggan already has been busy on Detroit's behalf since voters elected him in November.

He's attended a meeting of new mayors hosted by the White House, put together his own administration and lobbied with emergency manager Kevyn Orr for a greater role in the city's immediate turnaround.

Former Detroit city Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel says Duggan's "been preparing to hit the ground running."

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