Kalamazoo budget

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Members of a 21-person "blue ribbon" panel that will help address Kalamazoo's looming budget shortfall were announced Friday by city manager Jim Ritsema. The panel will be asked to research and recommend options for identifying a more stable revenue stream for the city at a time when spending is outpacing revenue. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Some fees will increase, but property tax rates will remain unchanged

Bonds for retiree health care help bring city budget into balance

Rejecting increase would have required a two-thirds vote of the commission

Property tax rates unchanged, but some fees will increase under spending plan