kalamazoo city commission

Politics & Government
12:47 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Kalamazoo leaders vote on a new city budget Monday

Kalamazoo City Commission chambers (file photo)
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

On Monday, the Kalamazoo City Commission is scheduled to vote on its city budget.

The budget plan commissioners will vote on reflects Kalamazoo’s basic problem: rising legacy costs.

Much of the more than $2 million budget gap is due to the increasing costs of retiree health care.

The budget covers much of the gap with one-time funding. That means a longer term solution will have to be found.

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