Kalamazoo County Commission

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo County has adopted a budget for 2016. The Board of Commissioners voted 9-2 to approve the $87 million-and-change appropriation for next year.

Board Chair John Taylor says the county is in excellent financial shape and did not have to cut any programs against its will.

"KALAMAZOO, MI — The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners hopes to have a job offer for a new administrator by late November or early December, board chairman John Taylor said." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- It took a 6-5 party-line vote to get there, but Kalamazoo County voters will decide Nov. 3 whether to they're willing to support homeless families through a 0.1 mill property tax increase." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

It’ll be a while longer before Kalamazoo County hires a new county administrator. On Tuesday the commission announced that Jeffrey Davis of McLean, Virginia has dropped out of the running. He’s the second finalist - out of three - to back out of the candidate pool.

"KALAMAZOO, MI — Two men vying for the job of Kalamazoo County administrator stated their cases to the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners Monday. Dave Benda, formerly Grand Traverse County's administrator/controller, and Jeffrey Davis, who has spent 29 years as a naval officer, met with the board during hour-long interviews. Deputy County Administrator John Faul said the board likely will start deliberations at a meeting on Tuesday, July 7." (Kalamazoo Gazette)