Battle Creek City Commission

9:46 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Battle Creek Commission spending down from 2011

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Half of candidates have not submitted financial paperwork. Those who have contributions and expenses less than $1,000 are exempt
Editor's note: Because of a copy editing error, an earlier version of this story said city campaign fundraising this year is higher than in 2011. Campaign fundraising and spending by Battle Creek City Commission candidates is lower this year than in 2011.
Battle Creek city election
10:17 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Election 2013: Battle Creek City Commission

Battle Creek City Hall - file photo
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Interview with Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Jennifer Bowman


18 candidates are seeking nine seats on the Battle Creek City Commission this year. 

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6:47 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Battle Creek City Commission candidates discuss engagement at forum

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All 18 candidates participated in forum at Kellogg Foundation
Battle Creek City Commission hopefuls called for improvements in trust, perception and engagement from local leaders as they made their cases to represent citizens during a forum Tuesday. "The foundation of trust is mutual respect," said Ward 3 candidate Mark Jones. "I have to tell you, I never got that feeling at all from city government."
11:01 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Battle Creek Commission approves new rules for donation bins, pawn shops

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Bin owners will have to pay a permit fee. City will use electronic system to track stolen good sold at pawn shops
Battle Creek city commissioners adopted ordinances on Tuesday meant to improve tracking of stolen goods at pawn shops and to regulate donation bins around the city. They also brought the Heritage Tower project closer to reality by passing a brownfield plan to pave the way for redevelopment funding.
6:53 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

BC commissioners may consider LGBT discrimination ban

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City commissioners are expected to introduce a proposed ordinance on the issue at their meeting Tuesday evening.
Battle Creek City Commissioner Lynn Ward Gray said she supports a proposed ordinance that would seek to end employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination against locals who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Her reasoning hits close to home. Gray's brother was gay.