jim ritsema

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The City of Kalamazoo is making a special effort to interest people in next year’s city budget.

Those discussions usually don’t draw crowds to city hall. But Kalamazoo expects its 2016 budget to fall about three million dollars short. And it says it needs to hear from people on which services they value most.

One place the city plans to collect input is on a newly launched website, ImagineKalamazoo.com.

Commissioners also evaluated the City Attorney, Clerk and Auditor

Jim Ritsema says reports of frozen pipes in the city are much higher than normal

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A Kalamazoo city task force plans to take on the question of how to handle the city’s unfunded retiree benefits.

The group includes more than a dozen people – retirees and current employees as well as city officials. They held their first meeting at Mount Zion Baptist Church last night, where they agreed on a structure for ten scheduled meetings to come.

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Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Jennifer Bowman says City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama's resignation did not come as a surprise.

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