Battle Creek City Commission

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.
7:22 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Battle Creek officials weigh possible public safety changes

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City currently searching for a new fire chief to replace the retired Larry Hausman
City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama said after being pressed by some Battle Creek city commissioners that he has not moved forward with any plans to create a public safety director position but is currently "leaving the door open" on the idea.
3:17 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Candidates line up for BC City Commission race

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Candidates have until 4 p.m. on August 13th to turn in petitions to get their names on the November ballot in the race for nine city commission seats.
Nearly 20 residents have picked up petitions in hopes of running for the Battle Creek City Commission, according to the city clerk's office. All incumbents except at-large Commissioner Mark Behnke have picked up petitions.