Battle Creek

7:39 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Examination of Spending and Results for Battle Creek's Non-Profits

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Part of Enquirer's on-going "granting wishes" series
For years, community advocates, service providers and others have quietly complained of a disconnect: This community is rich in charitable resources but continuously posts some of the worst statistics in the state. People complain of duplicative efforts, of "siloed" organizations who fail to effectively collaborate, of top-heavy initiatives that fail to engage people at the grassroots level.
7:58 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Battle Creek Leaders Say New Era of Transparency Needed

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City is searching for city manager, assistant city manager and police chief
For more than an hour, four Battle Creek city commissioners sat in a conference room with a handful of residents. The setting, a conference room reserved for a committee appointed to help search for the next city manager, was formal.
Battle Creek investigation
3:18 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Two in Battle Creek Police On Leave Pending Investigation

Battle Creek Interim City Manager Susan Bedsole at the Friday press conference where officials announced the investigation
Credit Sehvilla Mann/WMUK

The City of Battle Creek has placed its police Deputy Chief and Police Inspector on “paid administrative leave” while it investigates their conduct, officials announced Friday.

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7:58 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Battle Creek Finance Director Named Interim Assistant City Manager

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Linda Morrison was appointed interim city manager Susan Bedsole
Linda Morrison, the city of Battle Creek's finance director, has been appointed interim assistant city manager. Morrison has worked for the city for 14 years, first serving as assistant budget officer and later in other positions in the finance department. She was appointed as finance director on July 1, 2012.
11:45 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Battle Creek May Add to Capital Improvements "Wish List"

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The city has proposed $41.4-million in capital road projects over the next six years
The city of Battle Creek's capital improvement program is in the early stages of its annual update. The program calls for a total of $131.6 million worth of projects over the next six years, with about $13.1 million worth of new projects.