Kalamazoo City Commission

7:12 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Approves Development on Lafayette Street

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Plan calls for building with retail space and apartments
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Motorists will soon be unable to access Lafayette Avenue from West Michigan Avenue after the Kalamazoo City Commission approved the vacation of a portion of the street Monday to allow for development in the area. Commissioners voted 6-0 to vacate 337 feet of Lafayette Avenue from West Michigan Avenue to 1111 Lafayette Ave.
12:43 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Proposed Changes to Kalamazoo City Elections Will be on November Ballot

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City charter amendments would include a separate election of the mayor and four year staggered terms for city commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo voters will have the opportunity this fall to change how they select their mayor and city commissioners after the Kalamazoo City Commission voted Monday to place several charter amendments on the November ballot.
6:45 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commissioners Discuss Charter Amendments That Could Change City Elections

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City Attorney says action is needed if changes are to be in place for 2015 city elections
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Members of the Kalamazoo City Commission continued discussions on several proposed amendments to Kalamazoo's charter in a work session Monday night. The proposed amendments addressed a separate election for the mayor, whether the mayor should serve a two or four-year term, the method of selection for the vice mayor and possible four-year staggered terms for commissioners.
6:09 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Approves New Spacing Requirements for Stores Selling Beer and Wine

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Ordinance was proposed after complaints about over-saturation of stores selling alcohol in parts of the city
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Stores opening to sell beer and wine in Kalamazoo will have to adhere to new spacing requirements adopted Monday by the Kalamazoo City Commission. City commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance proposal regulating distance between new stores that open to sell beer and wine in Kalamazoo.
9:21 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Kalamazoo Commission Approves Additional $160,000 to Advocate for Clean up of Landfill

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Environmental Protection Agency considering multiple options for cleaning up Allied Paper site
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved allocating another $160,000 in the city's fight to clean up contaminated soil on the Allied Paper site in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood. The approval brings the city's allocation toward lobbying and advocacy for removal of the toxic soil up to $360,000.

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