Battle Creek City Commission

6:25 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Battle Creek increases salary ranges for top employees

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Action does not raise current salaries, but sets estimates for 52 non-union positions
Some of the city's highest-paid employees may see a 5 percent raise next fiscal year after Battle Creek commissioners approved adjustments to salary ranges Tuesday night. "We really want to make sure that salary ranges are competitive," City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama said during the City Commission meeting.
6:10 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Walters is new Battle Creek Mayor

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Deborah Owens elected Vice Mayor by fellow commissioners
Battle Creek's nine commissioners for the next two years launched their terms with back-to-back split votes on Tuesday.
6:41 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Lower turnout for Battle Creek city elections despite increase in registered voters

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All but one of city's wards had lower turnout than in 2011
Fewer Battle Creek residents participated in this week's local election than in 2011, despite a slight increase in the number of registered voters. Only 9.9 percent of the city's 39,258 registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday for the next city commission, according to unofficial election numbers.
2:11 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Baldwin won't seek another term as Battle Creek mayor

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Baldwin won second most votes among at-large candidates Tuesday
Susan Baldwin, who has served on the city commission for a decade and led the board for the past four years, won't seek another term as mayor. The 59-year-old told the Enquirer Wednesday that she has "enjoyed every minute as mayor" but wanted more flexibility as a commissioner to spend time with her family.
5:56 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Two incumbents defeated in Battle Creek

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Retired police officer Mike Sherzer wins open seat in Ward 4
Two incumbents were ousted Tuesday as Battle Creek voters opted for a newcomer and a former representative to be on their next city commission. Ward 3 Commissioner Sherry Sofia, who regained her seat in 2011 after losing the previous election, was knocked off the commission again, this time by political newcomer Dean Newsome.