Detroit’s deputy mayor stepping down

Ian Thibodeau

Detroit — The city’s deputy mayor in charge of economic policy and planning is leaving her position at the end of the year.

Carol O’Cleireacain, who was appointed in fall 2014 to identify new external funding sources for the city prior to its exit from bankruptcy, will be heading home to New York City after the city government shuts down for the year Friday, city spokesman John Roach confirmed.

O’Cleireacain was paid about $225,000 per year, according to city records. Her departure was expected, Roach said.

O’Cleireacain was formerly budget director for New York City.

She was hired under a contract signed by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to identify funding to make the city less dependent on annual tax revenues.

The city has no immediate plans to replace O’Cleireacain.

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