local government

6:25 am
Tue July 29, 2014

No Decision Yet From Task Force on Legacy Costs

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Task force is likely to recommend that city take advantage of low municipal bond rates
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The group, which has spent nearly 1,000 hours researching and discussing the topic since it first met in February, will likely recommend the city utilize municipal bonds to combat its $190 million unfunded health care liability. However, dissenting concerns over the risks associated with such a measure prevented the subcommittee from moving forward after a more than 4-hour meeting.
8:19 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Vicksburg Trustee Accuses Village Officials of Corruption in YouTube Video

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Fellow village officials deny allegations by trustee Marc Boyer
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI -- A Vicksburg Village Council trustee has posted several videos on YouTube accusing current and past village officials with corruption and cover up. Marc Boyer, a council trustee for four years, has made five YouTube videos in the past month in which he goes on a rant about what he calls "institutional corruption" in the village and a "cover up of Watergate proportions."
2:39 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Kalamazoo Asks: Are Buskers Panhandlers?

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The city's attorney is looking into possible changes in Kalamazoo's rules for street musicians and other performers.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Austin Wiedeman had played his guitar in downtown Kalamazoo since the snow thawed without any interaction from police. That changed earlier this month when the 25-year-old unemployed Kalamazoo man was approached by a pair of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers as he strummed his guitar.
7:15 am
Tue July 22, 2014

New Member Picked for Benton Harbor City Commission

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Vacancy was created when commissioner David Shaw was found guilty of resisting and obstructing police
BENTON HARBOR - Mary Donald was chosen Monday as the newest Benton Harbor city commissioner by a 6-2 vote. Donald said she has followed city politics for quite some time and is glad to have the opportunity to be a voice for the citizens.
7:12 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Approves Development on Lafayette Street

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Plan calls for building with retail space and apartments
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Motorists will soon be unable to access Lafayette Avenue from West Michigan Avenue after the Kalamazoo City Commission approved the vacation of a portion of the street Monday to allow for development in the area. Commissioners voted 6-0 to vacate 337 feet of Lafayette Avenue from West Michigan Avenue to 1111 Lafayette Ave.

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