Battle Creek City Commission

The city of Battle Creek has added a new police station and repaving airport runways and taxiways to its wish list of projects for the next six years. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week to discuss the latest Capital Improvement Program, which proposes $194.3 million worth of projects over six years. The early version adds about $72 million in new improvements. It will ultimately go to the City Commission for its approval. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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