WestSouthwest July 6, 2017

Jul 6, 2017

Kalamazoo County Administration Building - file photo
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There's plenty of county government discussion on Thursday's WestSouthwest. First we sit down with Kalamazoo County Administrator Tracie Moored. Then we hear from Citizen's Research Council of Michigan President Eric Lupher on their report suggesting that counties should coordinate many local government services in Michigan. 

The Kalamazoo County Commission recently approved a three year contract for Administrator Tracie Moored. That follows a long stretch of instability in the administrator's office. Moored talks with WMUK's Gordon Evans, Local Government and Education Reporter Sehvilla Mann and Kalamazoo Gazette Reporter Malachi Barrett. 

The Citizen's Research Council of Michigan released a report earlier this year that said counties in Michigan could coordinate many of the services provided by local governments. Council president Eric Lupher says such a change could create more efficiency and savings at the local government level. A version of the interview originally aired in April.