Kalamazoo City Commission

Kalamazoo City Commissioners Talk Marijuana

Oct 8, 2019
John McNeill / WMUK

Kalamazoo City commissioners have voted to delay a decision on whether to allow recreational marijuana businesses for eight more months. The state plans to take license applications from growers, processors, transporters, and retailers next month, but only from those with local permits.

A forum for Kalamazoo City Commission candidates was held October 1, 2019 at Western Michigan University
Kim Willis / WMUK

Candidates running for Kalamazoo City Commission answered questions on issues ranging from spraying for mosquitoes to prevent the spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis to tax policy and pedestrian safety. Tuesday’s forum for city commission candidates was co-sponsored by WMUK, Western Michigan University’s Institute of Government and Politics and WMU WeVote.

Kalamazoo City Commission special meeting on Monday April 29, 2019. Photo by Greyson Steele, WMUK
Greyson Steele / WMUK

The Kalamazoo City Commission is considering a temporary ban on recreational marijuana businesses. 

Kalamazoo City Hall
Greyson Steele / WMUK

Kalamazoo City Commissioners say they’re happy about the way the community responded to last week’s frigid weather. During Monday night’s City Commission meeting they praised efforts by residents during the crisis. Even so, Mayor Bobby Hopwell says more coordination would have helped address the emergency. (City Commissioners also approved a water increase Monday Night)

Gordon Evans / WMUK-FM

It’s been two weeks since Kalamazoo City officials broke up the homeless encampment in Bronson Park. Monday night community members, homeless residents and supporters packed the City Commission meeting to express their frustration.