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6:21 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Interim City Manager Named in Battle Creek

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Susan Bedsole's appointment comes as the city looks to fill several vacancies
City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama was absent as commissioners named his interim replacement on Tuesday. None of the commissioners commented as they unanimously voted to approve Tsuchiyama's separation agreement. Along with some residents who spoke during the regular meeting, they voiced their support for Community Services Director Susan Bedsole, appointing her interim city manager.
6:30 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Battle Creek Commission to Vote on Separation Agreement With City Manager Tuesday

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Ken Tsuchiyama is stepping down after 28 years with city. Susan Bedsole will be named interim city manager
Tuesday's Battle Creek commission meeting will be the last for Ken Tsuchiyama, who will step down as city manager at the end of this week. City commissioners will vote during their regular meeting on a separation agreement for Tsuchiyama and whether to name Community Services Director Susan Bedsole as interim city manager.
9:41 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Battle Creek Mayor Says City Manager Was Not Forced Out

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David Walters says no one on city commission asked Ken Tsuchiyama to step down
Mayor: Tsuchiyama not forced out Battle Creek Mayor Dave Walters insisted there were no back-door efforts to force out Ken Tsuchiyama and that the city manager was the first to offer his resignation.
Battle Creek City Manager
9:22 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Battle Creek City Manager Resigns, Questions Remain

Battle Creek City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Jennifer Bowman


Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Jennifer Bowman says City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama's resignation did not come as a surprise.

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12:51 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Battle Creek City Manager to Step Down

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Ken Tsuchiyama's departure comes after months of tensions with city commissioners
Battle Creek City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama announced today he will step down, probably before the end of the month. "The Mayor and I have agreed that the Commission and I differ in our views regarding the direction of the city and that it would be in the best interests of all for me to step down from my City Manager position," Tsuchiyama said in an email to city staff this morning.