Benton Harbor

"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)

Darwin Watson's one-year contract is up in February

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

Edward Pinkney was found guilty in November of changing signature dates on a petition to recall Benton Harbor James Hightower

$14-million was previously used to tear down 242 run down properties