Portage city Council

6:58 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Campbell quits Portage City Council

The Council can appoint someone to fill in temporarily until the November election. After that it will pick someone to fill out the remaining two years of Campbell's term.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage City Councilwoman Elizabeth Campbell surprisingly resigned Tuesday. Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas at the end of the meeting read a statement from Campbell in which she said "It is with deep regret that I must submit my letter of resignation from the Portage City Council effective immediately for personal reasons."
2:25 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Portage Council still thinking about fireworks rules

Council members asked the administration Tuesday to present them with a proposed ordinance. An "emergency" fireworks ordinance adopted in June expires in mid-September.
PORTAGE, MI - As the last echoes of Fourth of July fireworks fade, Portage continues to wrestle with how to deal with fireworks restrictions the rest of the year. The Portage City Council on Tuesday took no action on a proposed fireworks ordinance that would regulate consumer fireworks all year, continue the ban on shooting them off from 1 a.m.
7:14 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Portage City Manager receives good review, pay raise

Maurice Evans currently has a five year contract with the option of a five year renewal
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Portage City Manager Maurice Evans continued to receive solid support from the Portage City Council Tuesday night, receiving a good performance review, a one-time $5,000 bonus and a 2.5 percent raise. Evans, who will have served as city manager for eight years this October, was praised following a 15-minute closed-door meeting for his annual performance review.
9:49 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Former Portage City Council member running again in fall

Nasim Ansari served on Portage Council for three years before a ten-year stint on the Kalamazoo County Commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - After several years of being off the Portage City Council, Nasim Ansari says he would like to come back. Ansari became the first candidate to file and announce his candidacy for the Portage City Council in the Nov. 5 elections. He is seeking a four-year term.
9:45 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Strazdas to run for re-election as Portage Mayor

Strazdas has been mayor for eight years after four years on the Portage City Council
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - He still has the energy, the support of his family and colleagues and a vision of better things to come for his city. Those are some of the reasons four-term Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas will seek a fifth term in the November elections.

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