BH city commissioners to take Harris complaints to Lansing
[lansing meeting never happened]
State's emergency manager short on communication and collaboration, commissioners say
By Julie Swidwa-H-P Tuesday, September 21, 2010
[The problem is not Harris. The problem is Whirlpool which runs gov. Granholm, Joe Harris, and the city commission. And the county and Herald Palladium. Corporate greed on steriods.]
BENTON HARBOR - He was sent to fix the city's finances. But the Benton Harbor City Commission thinks Joseph Harris is causing more harm than good. The commission voted Monday to send a delegation to Lansing to meet with the state's Emergency Loan Board to air its concerns about the emergency financial manager.
"We've made an honest attempt to develop a relationship with the EFM," said Commissioner Marcus Muhammad. "We recognize the fiscal authority of the EFM, but there is a great concern in the community."
Harris told The Herald-Palladium earlier he will not respond to criticism by commissioners and will do the job he was sent to Benton Harbor to do.
always positive wrote on Sep 21, 2010 1:43 PM:
" If the commission didn't give whirlpool the ridiculous tax breaks, they would have the money to kick Harris out of town. Anything whirlypool wants whirlypool gets. No wonder they stick around. "