Battle Creek City Commission

7:11 am
Fri March 29, 2013

FBI probe of Battle Creek police sought

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Commissioner Jeffrey Domenico has not released details of his allegations of wrongdoing by the police department.
Battle Creek Police Chief Jackie Hampton said Thursday he is seeking an FBI probe of his department in light of allegations of wrongdoing made by a city commissioner. Commissioner Jeffrey Domenico formally requested an investigation of corruption in the department by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette; when the request was denied, Domenico went to Michigan State Police, who have not responded to his complaint.
6:20 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Battle Creek Commission approves new city ward map

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Two commissioners vote against final plan when proposed changes for north side are rejected.
In a split vote, the Battle Creek City Commission has given its final approval to new ward lines that will be in effect for the city election later this year. The vote Tuesday was 7-2 with most commissioners supporting a map presented by city staff that made two significant changes to account for populations shifts recorded in the 2010 census.
6:37 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Battle Creek meeting on crime numbers and police department

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Commissioners and residents debate rankings which show high crime rate in Battle Creek. Discussion of police department gets heated.
For more than two hours Monday the Battle Creek City Commission and 100 residents talked about crime and the police department. "I think we got a lot of issues on the table and sometimes you have to do that," Mayor Susan Baldwin said after adjournment. "We heard different sides and concerns."
9:26 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Battle Creek considers long list of bond projects

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City Manager says Battle Creek's relatively healthy budget, low cost of borrowing, make it right time for bond project
The city of Battle Creek could take on $16 million in new debt to pay for a wide range of projects around downtown, in various parks and at other sites.
6:46 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Crime is subject of Battle Creek Commission workshop

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Rankings indicating high crime rate have raised concerns among Commissioners
Crime - real or imagined - is on the table at a Battle Creek city commission workshop Monday. The commission will discuss not just crime in the city but the perception of crime in the city, according to City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama. "The plan is to talk about some of the rankings like from Forbes and NeighborhoodScout."