Kalamazoo City Commission

11:54 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Monday's Kalamazoo City Commission meeting cancelled

Lead in text: 
Agenda included city's 2014 budget
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Tonight's Kalamazoo City Commission meeting has been canceled due to the extreme weather conditions, City Manager Jim Ritsema has said. City commissioners were expected to meet at 7 p.m. at Kalamazoo City Hall
7:52 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Fee increases part of Kalamazoo budget proposal

Lead in text: 
Spending plan would patch $2.9-million deficit
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo residents could pay more to rent a park, participate in summer camp and use city water in 2014, according to proposed rate schedules from various city departments. The Kalamazoo City Commission is expected to vote on the city's $143 million budget for 2014 at its 7 p.m.
9:14 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell, Vice Mayor David Anderson spent more than other Kalamazoo Commission candidates

Lead in text: 
Incumbents spent more than 2.5-times than challengers
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell led spending in the Kalamazoo City Commission race for the Nov. 5 election, narrowly outspending his running mate, Vice Mayor David Anderson. Hopewell spent a total of $21,304 in his campaign, according to pre- and post-election campaign finance reports filed in the Kalamazoo County Clerk's office.
6:45 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Four year contract approved for Kalamazoo municipal workers

Lead in text: 
Employees to get 1% wage increases, pay more for health care
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission has approved a contract with its municipal employees' union. City commissioners unanimously approved the four-year contract Monday evening after a short closed-door session. The contract starts Jan. 1, 2014 and ends Dec. 31, 2017.
9:36 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Kalamazoo budget discussions highlight effect of early retirements

Lead in text: 
Early Retirement Incentive was offered to help reduce city's budget deficit
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
City Manager Jim Ritsema's proposed 2014 budget includes reductions that would patch a $2.9 milllion deficit in the proposed $143 million budget, including a net decline of 10 citywide positions, mostly through not filling vacancies, and increases in recreation fees, sewer and water fees and inspection fees.

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