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Posted: Monday, 10 March 2014 4:20PM

Witkowski Hopeful With Role On Benton Harbor Transition Team



The transition team is in place for Benton Harbor to move back to local control after four years under a state-appointed emergency manager. Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski is serving on that board and wants to keep the momentum going.

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Witkowski says the transition team will be in close contact with City Manager Darwin Watson and everyone else at Benton Harbor City Hall.

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Former emergency manager Tony Saunders presented a pair of budgets to Governor Snyder's office last week for the next two fiscal years, showing the city roughly $2 million in the black for those years. When Saunders took over from emergency manager Joe Harris, the city had less than $4,000 and was continuing to bleed cash.

   

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