Eighteen months is how long emergency managers are allowed to stay in power under Michigan's emergency management law. It has now been 18 months that Kevyn Orr has been in charge of Detroit's finances.
There have been closed-door meetings between Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit City Council this week, talking about Orr's future.
Michigan Radio's Detroit reporter Sarah Cwiek says the meeting has been working on the transition process but specific details are still unknown.
Detroit Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer says Orr has been walking a fine line, and his current situation is a strange place to be.
*Listen to our conversation with Sarah Cwiek and Nancy Kaffer above.