Benton Harbor City Commission

7:15 am
Tue July 22, 2014

New Member Picked for Benton Harbor City Commission

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Vacancy was created when commissioner David Shaw was found guilty of resisting and obstructing police
BENTON HARBOR - Mary Donald was chosen Monday as the newest Benton Harbor city commissioner by a 6-2 vote. Donald said she has followed city politics for quite some time and is glad to have the opportunity to be a voice for the citizens.
6:12 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Benton Harbor faces deadline for dealing with debt

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State deadline is Wednesday for city to devise plan for dealing with $2.3-million shortfall
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor has a lot of debt, but the city's leaders can't agree what to do about it. The city owes $1.3 million in general fund debt, with the largest amount owed to the Berrien County Treasurer's Office - $461,260.
7:03 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Two candidates still considered for Benton Harbor City Manager

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Some commissioners want to start search again
BENTON HARBOR - No one is certain what will happen next now that the Benton Harbor City Commission has interviewed the two finalists for the city manager's position. No formal action was taken after the interviews Monday.
6:54 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Benton Harbor City Commissioner resigns on eve of election

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Dennis Knowles says his resignation is effective immediately so he won't finish term or serve another if he is re-elected
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor City Commissioner Dennis Knowles resigned during Monday night's City Commission meeting, the night before today's election in which he faces challenger Ruthie McCoy-Haralson for the 4th Ward seat.
1:40 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Benton Harbor Commissioner to face trial

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David Shaw faces two felony counts of resisting and obstructing police related to October incident
ST. JOSEPH - A policeman testified Thursday that Benton Harbor City Commissioner David Shaw knocked away his arm during an attempted patdown and struggled to avoid being taken into custody outside a nightclub Oct. 5.