The recall of Benton Harbor mayor James Hightower will be going forward. The signatures were turned in Wenesday, January 8, 2014, 9am.
The recall action is taking place because the mayor voted no to allowing the city income tax to be placed on the November 15, 2013 ballot.
Mayor Hightower said the commissioners need to think of the city debt as bills needing to be paid by the people, not by non-residents.
What he did not say was that non-residents are more than 90% of the working people in Benton Harbor.
If the residents would have known about the $2.3 million dollar loan, they would have passed the income tax.
The recall signatures we worked hard to collect are more signatures than mayor Hightower got votes in the election.
Rev Edward Pinkney