kalamazoo city

6:49 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission OK's digital billboards

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The new rules would allow as many as seven large digital signs in the city, including two in the downtown area.
The Kalamazoo City Commission voted 6-0 on an ordinance amendment that would regulate digital billboards in the city, with some tweaks. Commissioners added restrictions that will require billboards to be located 2,500 feet apart, therefore allowing seven sites for static billboards to be converted to digital billboards.
SW Michigan
7:10 am
Wed August 14, 2013

City candidates file for November election

Kalamazoo City Hall from Bronson Park
Credit WMUK

There will be 15 names on the ballot for Kalamazoo City Commission this fall. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file papers for the November General Election. The candidates that met that deadline include all but one of the seven members of the current commission. The exception is Vice-Mayor Hannah McKinney who announced earlier that she would not seek another term.

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SW Michigan
1:04 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Kalamazoo historic preservation awards announced

The renovated Metropolitan Center, 105 East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo
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Three homes, two commercial buildings and a prominent Kalamazoo business owner will get historic preservation awards next month. The city's Historic Preservation Commission announced the winners on Friday, April 26th.

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7:19 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Federal sequester cuts hit Kalamazoo

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The final decision on allocation of Community Development Block Grant money will be up to Kalamazoo City commissioners.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Several Kalamazoo-area organizations will have to make do with less this year, as the sequester forces a 5 percent drop in federal funding. Laura Lam, deputy director of the city's community planning and development department, said city staff focused the funds on four areas of the city's consolidated plan that need improvement: youth education and mentoring, homeownership, streetscape enhancements and business and job development.
SW Michigan
3:41 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Zapata memorial highway bill advances

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A bill on its way to the state House would rename part of I-94 in honor of a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer killed in 2011. M-Live Kalamazoo reports that the measure was unanimously approved by the state Senate Wednesday. It would name the 25-mile stretch of the freeway in Kalamazoo County as the “Eric Zapata Memorial Highway”.

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