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Posted: Monday, 18 August 2014 11:10PM

Hightower: I'm Not Trying To Be Mayor, I Am The Mayor



After two attendees were asked to leave, and while three city commissioners got up to walk out, Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower had a message for residents at Monday's commission meeting.

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A number of complaints about city services, some of which directed at Mayor Hightower and the City Manager, were shared by residents during the public comment portion of the meeting.

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Hightower says a list of directors needs to be created for citzens in need of help. Until then...

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In a message to other board members Hightower says all commissioners hold a responsibility to serve city residents.

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He says it's not the Mayor's responsibility to do everything. Three commissioners; Mary Alice Adams, Juanita Henry, and Trenton Bowens walked out as Hightower was speaking.


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