Detroit will soon be getting new ambulances and police cars

Article by Christian A., on April 1, 2013

Detroit will soon be getting new ambulances and police cars after the city received $8 million in donations from U.S. automakers and other Michigan businesses last Monday. This is part of the collaboration between the mayor’s office and the business community as Kevyn Orr, who was named as the city’s emergency manager, has taken over.

Mayor Dave Bing revealed that those who joined in their efforts include General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co, Chrysler Group LLC, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Quicken Loans and other companies in Detroit. Roger Penske, chief executive of Penske Automotive Group Inc, is leading efforts to get funding for these ambulances and police cruisers.

Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder appointed Orr to clean up the finances of the city, which has a $100 million budget deficit this fiscal year and has $14 billion in long-term debt and liabilities.

It’s not likely that Orr, a Washington, D.C.-based bankruptcy lawyer who is credited for having handled Chrysler bankruptcy and restructuring in 2009, will get huge amounts of money from the federal or state governments to rescue Detroit.

The city’s ambulances are aging and have been experiencing mechanical failures. In the last quarter, emergency responders only had 10 to 14 ambulances to use rather than the 19 they used to have since these units are constantly under repair.

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