BENTON HARBOR – Commissioners in Benton Harbor are scheduled to hold a meeting tonight.
A discussion on a proposed special assessment that would pay to keep the city's police department is on the agenda.
State appointed Emergency Financial Manager Joseph Harris says Benton Harbor can't afford to keep police officers without the assessment after voters rejected two millage renewals on Election Day.
Harris held a public meeting last week to get opinions from people who live in the city.
He’s also considering a special election asking people to vote again on the millages that didn't pass.
A decision is expected in the next few weeks.
If the Benton Harbor Police Department shuts down, the Berrien County Sheriff's Department would be required to respond to emergency calls in the city.