Battle Creek City Commission

7:22 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Battle Creek officials weigh possible public safety changes

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

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.
6:10 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Battle Creek Commission approves city budget

Some city commissioners call for filling vacant city jobs
The city of Battle Creek has a new spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year - but it wasn't passed without a lengthy debate among city commissioners. At their regular meeting Tuesday, Battle Creek city commissioners voted 6-3 to approve the budget. Vice Mayor Elizabeth Fulton and commissioners Jeff Domenico and Dave Walters cast the dissenting votes.
6:18 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Battle Creek City Commission approves $16-million bond issue

City officials say historically low interest rates make it a good time to borrow money for "priority projects"
The Battle Creek City Commission has given the OK for the city to take on $16 million in new debt to fund improvements and projects. At its regular meeting Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that allows the city to issue up to $16 million in bonds, which will be used to fund renovations and facelifts at parks, on roads and at other sites.
9:46 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Second Battle Creek workshop on gun issue called off

Mayor Susan Baldwin says she has no plans to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Remember that lively Battle Creek City Commission workshop last month on whether the city should join an anti-illegal firearms coalition? It won't be happening again. In surprise move Tuesday, Commissioner David Walters made a motion toward the end of the meeting to not schedule a second workshop that was promised by Mayor Susan Baldwin.