Portage city Council

"PORTAGE, MI – Five people will contend for three Portage City Council seats and Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas is unopposed in the Nov. 3 elections." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"PORTAGE, MI – Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas will seek a sixth term in the November elections. The filing deadline is 4 p.m. July 21 for candidates interested in running for Portage mayor and Portage City Council on Nov. 3. Strazdas is the first to announce." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Council members say they will hold their first "committee of the whole" session to discuss issues at their meeting January 20.

Larry Shaffer will be paid a base salary of $130,000

Council members Claudette Reid and Terry Urban voted against the appointment