Local Government

"Battle Creek City Commissioner Jeff Domenico faces a public hearing Tuesday on charges he violated the commission ethics code, but the Ward 5 representative said he's already been convicted by his colleagues. "We want to suppress the conversation about the issues they have in our city because they just don't want to deal with it," Domenico said Sunday." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Consultants say the city of Battle Creek could improve its response times to fires — if it had fewer stations. A study conducted by Cincinnati-based firms Kramer and Associates Group and MSA Architects concluded that five stations — one of which would be located in a central location and serve as a headquarters — would increase the coverage area where crews could meet four-minute response times." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners have selected three finalists to interview for the vacant Kalamazoo County administrator position. The finalists were announced Tuesday afternoon following a special county board meeting Monday night where commissioners narrowed their candidate pool from 12 applicants to three." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Farmers Market is expected to expand in the near future after the Kalamazoo City Commission unanimously approved the purchase of an adjacent Bank Street property during its meeting Monday." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission agreed Monday to sell Eastern Hills Golf Course for $2.19 million to a buyer with plans to redevelop the 230-acre course into commercial and residential properties." (Kalamazoo Gazette)