Portage city Council

(Kalamazoo Gazette) The City of Portage will consider passing an anti-discrimination ordinance. Portage city council members approved a motion to research ordinances that protect people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Portage would join several Michigan cities in enacting anti-discrimination ordinances, including Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Township, and Oshtemo Township.

"PORTAGE, MI - At least two Portage parks are slated for improvements this year. The new Eliason Nature Reserve will have its 1½-mile trail paved from Osterhout Avenue to Portage Industrial Drive and Lakeview and Schrier parks will be getting new playgrounds." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

WMUK

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


"PORTAGE, MI - Portage will spend $2.9 million of its $3.6 million in excess funds, but is still debating whether to use some of that money to set up a budget stabilization fund." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"PORTAGE, MI - Portage City Manager Larry Shaffer has received a raise and a bonus following a performance review by the Portage City Council. The council by a 6-1 vote Tuesday gave Shaffer a 2 percent increase, the same that most city employees received, boosting his pay to $132,600, and also granted a one-time meritorious bonus of $1,000." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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