Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell and Portage Mayor Peter Strazdas say the cities will continue looking for ways to cooperate, improve service and save money.
The mayors of the two cities were both re-elected earlier this month to two year terms. Hopewell won Kalamazoo’s first separate election for mayor. In previous elections, he became mayor by winning the most votes of all city commission candidates. Strazdas was unopposed in his re-election bid in Portage. The two mayors sat down with WMUK’s Gordon Evans to discuss the issues facing both cities and the region.