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Kevyn Orr sacks Bing Executive Karla Henderson

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Fox 2's Charlie LeDuff has learned that Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has fired an executive member of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's staff.

Karla Henderson was fired on Friday ahead of the long labor day weekend.

She was appointed by Bing in 2011 as the as the Group Executive of Planning and Facilities.

Henderson had oversight over the Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department, the Building Authority, the Planning and Development Department, the Land Use plan, the Detroit Works Program, and the Mayor's Demolition Program.

The official reason for her firing is that the city is moving in another direction.

LeDuff wonders if the unofficial reason has to do with the recent indictments of several building inspectors who worked in the Detroit's building department and now stand accused of taking bribes.  

Henderson will be paid through the end of the year.

 

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