Kalamazoo budget

"KALAMAZOO, MI — The city of Kalamazoo's proposed 2016 budget uses several one-time steps to balance the spending plan, including a proposed increase to the city's solid waste tax." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI — Members of a task force created to look into revenue options for the city of Kalamazoo will not recommend that the city considers an income tax to raise revenue." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI – Members of Kalamazoo's budget revenue panel learned Monday that a city income tax would largely fill the city's looming budget holes, but whether or not the tax would be among the panel's preferred revenue-generating options remains to be seen." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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