local government

7:34 am
Tue October 7, 2014

A Year After Racial Profiling Study Changes Continue at Kalamazoo Public Safety

Public Safety Chief says department is working to improve relationship with community
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Policy and procedural changes continue at the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety a year after the results of a racial profiling study were released. The study, released in September 2013, found that black motorists were more than twice as likely as whites to be pulled over in the city of Kalamazoo.
6:09 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Approves 911 Dispatch Agreement

Kalamazoo County Commissioners set to consider deal on Tuesday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Members of the Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday approved an agreement that would consolidate Kalamazoo County's 911 dispatch operations, leaving the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners the final authority needed to sign off. Commissioners passed the agreement in a 7-0 vote.
6:14 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Proposed Changes in Ethics Code on Battle Creek Commission Agena

The ethics code was approved in 2004. No commissioners have been formally accused of ethics violations since then
Battle Creek city commissioners could request either a private meeting or a public hearing if they suspect one of them committed an ethics violation under ordinance changes up for a vote this week. Commissioners will hold their regular meeting and will consider proposed revisions to their code of ethics during their regular meeting Tuesday.
Lead Paint
7:47 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Berrien County Board Satisfied with Lead Abatement Program

Credit WMUK

Berrien County Commissioners say they plan no further action on a lead abatement program. 

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7:42 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Holland City Council Approves Changes in Rental Rules

Changes have been proposed in response to growth in rental properties
After months of discussion the vote to change the city's occupancy of unrelated adults in a rental home from six to four passed Wednesday.