Kalamazoo City Commission

"KALAMAZOO, MI — The city of Kalamazoo's proposed 2016 budget uses several one-time steps to balance the spending plan, including a proposed increase to the city's solid waste tax." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday directed Mayor Bobby Hopewell, city staff and a consultant to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a private company to see if there is another possible solution for dealing with the Allied Paper landfill." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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A panel appointed to consider how the City of Kalamazoo could bring in more revenue held its final meeting Monday night, but it still has some work ahead of it. Members decided Monday night to include individual panelists' comments in the group's final report. They have a few days to submit their thoughts.

"KALAMAZOO, MI — Members of a task force created to look into revenue options for the city of Kalamazoo will not recommend that the city considers an income tax to raise revenue." (Kalamazoo Gazette)


Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell and Portage Mayor Peter Strazdas say the cities will continue looking for ways to cooperate, improve service and save money.