Portage city Council

6:47 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Four candidates to be interviewed for vacancy on Portage City Council

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Two former mayors, a former city council member and the candidate who finished runner-up in last election apply to serve
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Four candidates will be interviewed Dec. 16 to fill a vacancy on the Portage City Council. The Portage City Council Tuesday voted 6-0 to interview the four people who applied to serve the remaining two years on the term of former Councilwoman Elizabeth Campbell: Cory Bailes, Richard Ford, James Graham and Betty Lee Ongley.
9:45 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Portage City Council deadlocks again on mayor pro-tem

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Council will have to fill vacancy to break tie vote
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Despite calls for compromise from the mayor and an hour of debate and repeated tie votes Monday night, the Portage City Council remains without a new mayor pro-tem. That second-in-command position won't be decided until the council chooses a new seventh member in December.
1:18 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Former Portage City Councilwoman pleads guilty to embezzling money from Portage Rotary

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Elizabeth Campbell resigned from Portage City Council in August
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Former Portage City Councilwoman Elizabeth Campbell pleaded guilty as charged Monday in a felony embezzlement case. "Guilty, sir," Campbell, 42, said when asked by Kalamazoo County Circuit Judge J. Richardson Johnson how she wanted to plea to one count of embezzlement of more than $20,000 but less than $50,000.
6:15 am
Wed November 20, 2013

New Portage City Council fails to vote for mayor pro-tem

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Deadlock between Jim Pearson and Terry Urban may not be broken until new council member is picked
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The new Portage City Council was seated Tuesday night, but could not decide who will be the new mayor pro-tem. Council members Nasim Ansari, Claudette Reid and Terry Urban were sworn into office along with five-term mayor Pete Strazdas after winning elections Nov.
12:44 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

New Portage City Council has to pick a new member

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Elizabeth Campbell stepped down in August. She has since been charged with embezzling money from the Portage Rotary Club
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - As the city of Portage winds down its 50th anniversary celebration, the newly elected leadership begins deciding who will be the seventh member of the Portage City Council. With Claudette Reid and Terry Urban re-elected Tuesday to new four-year terms and former Councilman Nasim Ansari returning, the three City Council members along with re-elected Mayor Pete Strazdas will be sworn in Nov. 19

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