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Pay too high?

Benton Harbor commissioners blast Joseph Harris on mileage allowance, pay for city officialsBH cand,

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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 5:00 am

BENTON HARBOR - The Benton Harbor City Commission contends the city's emergency financial manager is paying city administrators too much and is using too much city money for his own expenses.

Emergency Financial Manager Joseph Harris, responding later this week to the allegations made at Monday's commission meeting, said his expenses are reasonable, as are the salaries of the city's top staff, many of whom are doing two or three jobs simultaneously.

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  • CommissionerBowens posted at 4:41 pm on Sat, Dec 15, 2012.

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    This will be a great thing for the city of Benton Harbor

     
  • Oswald Spengler posted at 2:15 pm on Fri, Dec 14, 2012.

    Oswald Spengler Posts: 417

    Trenton Bowens looks at the "flourishing" downtown arts district and sees the people of Benton Harbor being "used"...

    It's this special kind of myopic, paranoid and utterly upside-down way of thinking that's simply endemic to the Benton Harbor City Commission. What a way to run a city.

     
  • Oswald Spengler posted at 1:58 pm on Fri, Dec 14, 2012.

    Oswald Spengler Posts: 417

    It's not unheard of for cities to levy income taxes on nonresidents. The cities of Albion, Battle Creek, Big Rapids, Flint, Grayling, Hamtramck, Hudson, Ionia, Jackson, Lansing, Lapeer, Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, Pontiac, Port Huron, Portland, Springfield and Walker maintain a 0.5% income tax on nonresidents. People who live outside Detroit but work within the city pay for the privilege, so to speak, at 1.25%.

     

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