Benton Harbor Emergency Financial Manager

"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)

"BENTON HARBOR - The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Michigan's emergency manager law is expected to be appealed to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals within the next two weeks, said a lawyer involved. Detroit attorney Herbert Sanders, from one of the nine firms and organizations representing the plaintiffs, said he is gearing up for the next step. Benton Harbor City Commissioner MaryAlice Adams is ready, too." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

Surplus allowed city to pay off deficit from beginning of fiscal year

12 Michigan communities are in some stage of financial emergency. Benton Harbor will soon being transition back to local control

Emergency Manager Tony Saunders won't comment on personnel matter