Local Government

"The city of Battle Creek may increase the price to park in downtown ramps, potentially generating an additional $80,000 in annual revenue to help fund repairs." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Changes to language in the Battle Creek City Commission's ethics code were adopted Tuesday night." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

South Haven City Council Approves Moratorium on New, Large Houses

Nov 17, 2015

The South Haven City Council has approved a six-month moratorium on new large homes in the city. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI — Members of a task force created to look into revenue options for the city of Kalamazoo will not recommend that the city considers an income tax to raise revenue." (Kalamazoo Gazette)


Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell and Portage Mayor Peter Strazdas say the cities will continue looking for ways to cooperate, improve service and save money.