Local Government

"It didn't take four hours this time. Commissioner Dave Walters was elected mayor again by his fellow city commissioners in a split vote Tuesday night. The Ward 5 representative regained the title after losing it a year ago to Commissioner Deb Owens in a lengthy meeting." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Battle Creek city commissioners will decide whether to move forward on revising their ethics code after using the ordinance for the first time earlier this year to hold a violations hearing." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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When Kalamazoo voters head to the polls next week, the ballot will look a little different than it did two years ago. 

"Battle Creek City Manager Rebecca Fleury will focus on development, transportation, safety, recreation and environmental issues as she continues to lead City Hall over the next year." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Maurice Barnes will continue as an Albion council member as he faces criminal sexual conduct charges, the city announced in a news release Wednesday." (Battle Creek Enquirer)