Battle Creek Mayor Dave Walters, elected again to the post by a majority of his peers after a year out of the post, tells WBCK's Richard Piet he's glad to be back in the post.

"I didn't want to leave it in the first place," Walters said Thursday, referring to last year's deadlocked vote among commissioners in which he switched his vote in order to solve the impasse. Commissioner Deb Owens served as mayor for one year after that long evening of voting.

Having said that, Walters believes the commission should act as a "unit" and is in a better place to do so this year. He also discussed what he sees as priorities, whether the process to choose the mayor should change, as well as the invoking of last year's ethics code.

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