Kalamazoo City Commission

New Kalamazoo City Commission Takes Office

Nov 12, 2019
Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo. Photo by Sehvilla Mann, WMUK
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The 53rd Kalamazoo City Commission was sworn into office Monday night as long-time Mayor Bobby Hopewell and Commissioner Don Cooney said goodbye. Both decided not to seek new terms earlier this month. 

Andrew Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo has its first new mayor in 12 years. Voters picked City Commissioner David Anderson to replace outgoing Mayor Bobby Hopewell on Tuesday, November 5. According to unofficial returns, Anderson defeated three other candidates on the ballot after gaining Hopewell's endorsement.

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. 

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