Battle Creek City Commission

From studies to leadership hires, the city of Battle Creek had a year in which public input shined, Mayor Deb Owens said. "We are being open," she said Thursday. "We are being transparent and we are reaching out to our citizens in every way possible.

Commissioners currently select the mayor and vice mayor from their ranks

Commissioners currently pick the mayor and vice mayor

Officials say $115,000 deficit will be paid off in mid 2018

Commissioners will consider new plan during meeting on Tuesday