“I have said to you for the last month that when this came down to crunch time, it would be done smoothly and without drama,” Duggan said at a press conference after the council unanimously approved the deal. “I expect tonight you will see Mr. Orr sign four or five orders, the most important of which is returning democracy back to the city of Detroit.”

Orr no longer will have final say on city contracts, Duggan said. The mayor said he expects by Friday morning to have control of the police department and finance department — two departments under Orr’s control that are crucial to running the city. Duggan said police Chief James Craig “is doing an outstanding job … we need a global strategy on fighting crime. Chief Craig is fully supportive.” (excerpt from the Detroit Free Press, 9/25/14)