BENTON HARBOR — Emergency financial manager Joe Harris is expected Monday afternoon to discuss the progress of his work in Benton Harbor and the southwest Michigan city's financial future.
Benton Harbor is one of five cities and three public school districts deemed to be under financial emergencies that now are operating under state-appointed managers.
Its overall deficit was projected to drop to about $3 million this summer.
Tapped for the job under former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and reappointed last year by Gov. Rick Snyder, Harris angered some in Benton Harbor in April 2011 when he stripped decision-making authority from the city's elected officials.
That was allowed under Public Act 4, but voters across the state dismissed the law earlier this month. Emergency financial managers now operate under its predecessor, Public Act 72.