Joseph Harris, the Emergency Manager with dictatorial powers to “straighten out” the Benton Harbor books,” had predicted a $400,000 surplus in 2011, according to the Herald Palladium. But the books are apparently still in the red! In addition, an audit showed accounting mistakes and stagnant accounts that weren’t being used. Meanwhile the City’s elected officials are stripped of almost all of their authority to run the city. A public investigation into the work of the Emergency Manager is in order!
— Rev. Edward Pinkney