Benton Harbor City Commission

"BENTON HARBOR — On Monday, Benton Harbor city commissioners will do something they haven’t done since 2009 – start developing a budget for the next fiscal year. “I’m excited and delighted to be a part of it,” Mayor Marcus Muhammad said." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

Mayor James Hightower says he admonished commissioners for interrupting city manager during August 4th meeting

Voters rejected similar proposal in 2011

Vacancy was created when commissioner David Shaw was found guilty of resisting and obstructing police

State deadline is Wednesday for city to devise plan for dealing with $2.3-million shortfall