Kalamazoo budget

6:38 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commissioners get 2% raises

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Rejecting increase would have required a two-thirds vote of the commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Members of the Kalamazoo City Commission will receive a 2 percent raise starting Jan. 18. Kalamazoo's mayoral salary will increase from $9,500 to $9,690 a year, the vice mayoral salary will increase from $8,000 to $8,160 a year and commissioners' salaries will increase from $7,000 to $7,140, after determination from the Local Officers' Compensation Commission.
6:09 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission approves $143-million budget

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Property tax rates unchanged, but some fees will increase under spending plan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday adopted a $143-million budget for 2014, one that Commissioner Bob Cinabro called "tempered and well-disciplined." City commissioners voted 6-0 to adopt the budget along with a $54 million General Fund budget. City Commissioner Stephanie Moore was absent.
7:52 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Fee increases part of Kalamazoo budget proposal

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Spending plan would patch $2.9-million deficit
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo residents could pay more to rent a park, participate in summer camp and use city water in 2014, according to proposed rate schedules from various city departments. The Kalamazoo City Commission is expected to vote on the city's $143 million budget for 2014 at its 7 p.m.
9:36 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Kalamazoo budget discussions highlight effect of early retirements

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Early Retirement Incentive was offered to help reduce city's budget deficit
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
City Manager Jim Ritsema's proposed 2014 budget includes reductions that would patch a $2.9 milllion deficit in the proposed $143 million budget, including a net decline of 10 citywide positions, mostly through not filling vacancies, and increases in recreation fees, sewer and water fees and inspection fees.
6:41 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Proposed Kalamazoo city budget includes fewer positions

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Spending plan includes increases in fees for recreation, sewer and water and inspections
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo city administration on Monday laid out a plan that will help the city patch a $2.9 million deficit in its proposed $179 million 2014 budget while keeping service levels largely unchanged.

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