Kalamazoo City Commission

6:16 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission approves ordinance making it illegal to enter someone else's parked car

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City officials say new ordinance closes a loophole. State law makes it a crime to steal a car
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The ordinance makes it illegal for someone to enter a parked car unless that person owns or leases the vehicle, owns or leases the property where the vehicle is located or has permission from the owner or lessee of the vehicle or of the property where the vehicle is located.
6:17 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission approves loan for Sarkozy Bakery

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Bakery will reopen on East Michigan Avenue later this year. Money comes from Small Business Revolving Loan Fund.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday approved a $40,000 loan to Sarkozy Bakery that will help the bakery reopen. Sarkozy Bakery at 335 N. Burdick St., was destroyed by fire on Feb. 25, 2012. The 34-year-old business had been a fixture in downtown Kalamazoo and had developed a following for its European-style breads, pastries, cookies and appetizers.
3:17 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Panel to study noise from downtown events in Kalamazoo

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An earlier proposal to limit nighttime hours of events held at Kalamazoo's Arcadia Creek Festival Site proved to be controversial.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will consider a request Monday evening from Mayor Bobby Hopewell to appoint seven people to a task force to study the impact of late night festival and venue noise in downtown Kalamazoo. Hopewell was tasked by the Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority last fall to convene a group of stakeholders to study the issue.
6:19 am
Tue February 5, 2013

California firm picked for Kalamazoo City Manager Search

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Proposal from Bob Murray and Associates has a $24,000 price tag. Commissioners still have to approve a contract with the firm.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission has picked Roseville, Calif.-based headhunting firm Bob Murray & Associates to lead the search for the next city manager. Of the three firms, Bob Murray & Associates is the only one that has recruited before in Michigan, having recruited in the past for Wayne County, Mich.
10:50 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission to Pick Search Firm Monday

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Almost 220 city employees accepted an early retirement incentive, to fix a $6 million budget shortage. Among the 219 employees, City Manager Kenneth Collard will retire late next year, as well as Assistant City Manager Jerri Barnett-Moore. The Kalamazoo City Commission will interview three search firms Monday afternoon, one of which will help find the next city manager.
The public interviews start at 4 p.m. in the Community Room at Kalamazoo City Hall, 241 W. South St. Representatives from Bob Murray & Associates of Roseville, Calif., Colin Baenziger & Associates of Wellington, Fla., and Strategic Government Resources of Keller, Texas will interview with the seven commissioners either in person or by a video conference.