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Whereas, The City of Benton Harbor declares the appointment of an

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Whereas, The City of Benton Harbor declares the appointment of an

    MCHIGAN STATE CONSTITUTION

    Whereas, The City of Benton Harbor declares the appointment of an Emergency Manager a violation of Article I ?1, which states that all political power is inherent in the people and that government is instituted for their equal benefit, security and protection.

    Whereas, The City of Benton Harbor declares the appointment of an Emergency Manager a violation of Article I ?3, which allows the citizens of Benton Harbor the right to petition the government for redress of grievances.

    Whereas, The City of Benton Harbor declares the appointment of an Emergency Manager a violation of Article VII ?22 , which affords Benton Harbor citizens the power and authority to frame, adopt and amend its charter, and to amend an existing charter of the city or village heretofore granted or enacted by the legislature for the government of the city or village. Each such city and village shall have power to adopt resolutions and ordinances relating to its municipal concerns, property and government, subject to the constitution and law.

    Whereas, The City of Benton Harbor declares the appointment of an Emergency Manager a violation of Article VII ?34, which states that the provisions of this constitution and law concerning counties, townships, cities and villages shall be liberally construed in their favor. Whereas, The City of Benton Harbor declares the appointment of an Emergency Manager a violation of Article IX ?2, which provides the citizens of Benton Harbor the right of taxation with representation.

     Therefore be it Resolved, The appointment of an Emergency Manager is in direct violation of the Michigan Constitution and therefore demands the removal of said Emergency Manager immediately.

    Therefore be it Resolved, That the Benton Harbor City Commission is

    hereby directed to forward copies of this resolution to Governor Rick

    Snyder, State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, Speaker of

    the House Jase Bolger, State Senator John Proos, State Representative

    Al Pscholka, County Commissioner Mamie Yarbrough and County

    Commissioner Marletta Seats.

    WE THE UNDERSIGNED GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY

    OF BENTON HARBOR IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN DEEM

    THIS DOCUMENT TO BE TRUE.

    Mayor Wilce Cook______________________________________

    Mayor Pro-Tem Marcus Muhammad_______________________________

    Commissioner At Large Duane L. Seats II___________________________

    Commissioner At Large Bryan Joseph______________________________

    Commissioner At Large David Shaw_______________________________

    st1 Ward Commissioner Eddie Marshall_____________________________

    nd2 Ward Commissioner James Hightower___________________________

    rd3 Ward Commissioner Juanita Henry______________________________

    th4 Ward Commissioner Dennis Knowles____________________________

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