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Posted on: January 16, 2020

la Ciudad permanecerán cerradas en estas días festivos en 2020

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Las oficinas administrativas de la Ciudad permanecerán cerradas en estas días festivos en 2020 –

  • Lunes, 20 de enero -- Día de Martin Luther King
  • Lunes, 17 de febrero -- Día del Presidente
  • Viernes...
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Posted on: January 16, 2020

City releases list of 2020 holidays

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The city’s administrative offices will be closed on the following days in 2020.

Please watch for reminders on the city’s online calendar, at battlecreekmi.gov, and on social media.

  • Monday, Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday...
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Información en Español General News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City costs approx $93,000 for Dec. 18 campaign rally

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The City of Battle Creek has tallied the costs associated with the Dec. 18 presidential campaign rally, and will seek reimbursement for approximately $93,000 in costs.

Staff costs comprise over 95 percent of that total and include staff from the Fire Depar...

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General News
Posted on: January 13, 2020

City shares exceptional 2019 at State of the Community

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The City of Battle Creek improved services, responded to community needs, and received recognition for accomplishments in 2019, all outlined at today’s State of the Community Luncheon.

The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual e...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Distracted driving law now enforceable, police tool

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Within the City of Battle Creek, it is against the law to use a hand-held cell phone while driving for almost any reason, and police now will use it as an educational tool, and can enforce it.

The City Commission in February approved the new rules related ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Commission approves ballot question to directly elect mayor

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By a vote of 7-2 tonight, the City Commission approved language that would allow registered voters in Battle Creek to weigh in on direct election of the mayor as a separate office.

Vice Mayor Sherry Sofia and Commissioner Jim Lance voted no on the proposal...

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General News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

City Charter memo from Commissioner Flores

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As part of the discussion on potential changes to Battle Creek's city charter, Commissioner Kate Flores prepared a memo looking at whether the commission historically has represented the community.

With the help of city staff, Flores considered 20 years of...

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City Charter memo from Commissioner Kate Flores General News
Posted on: August 6, 2019

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

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Aug. 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Planning Division, 269-966-3320

City will undergo first zoning ordinance rewrite in 35 years

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city’s Planning team will lead an update of our law tha...

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