Local Government

South Haven’s Planning Commission has approved a new ordinance to govern rental properties in the city. It now goes to the city council. 


Kalamazoo City Planner Rebekah Kik says she wants big ideas for updating the city’s master plan. She says people shouldn’t worry about cost or feasibility in the early stages. 

"BENTON HARBOR — On Monday, Benton Harbor city commissioners will do something they haven’t done since 2009 – start developing a budget for the next fiscal year. “I’m excited and delighted to be a part of it,” Mayor Marcus Muhammad said." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"Derek King will serve as chairman of the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners for another year. The board unanimously voted during its organizational meeting Thursday to re-elect King to the position." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"HOMER — Former Calhoun County Board of Commissioners Chairman Art Kale will serve as Homer village manager." (Battle Creek Enquirer)