Assistant City Manager Ted Dearing

BC Disputes Bad Ranking
BC Disputes Bad Ranking
The City of Battle Creek has taken exception to a recent ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. that listed Battle Creek as one of the 25 worst cities to raise children in; in response, they have pulled out data refuting some claims. The City says that they believe the website’s methodology was “lacking”, particularly in their use of the FBI Uniform Crime Report, particularly when the FBI itself says the crime statistics shouldn’t be used to rank cities.
'Turnaround Soon' Downtown
'Turnaround Soon' Downtown
"Hang in there, things are going to turn around very soon." That's the word from Battle Creek Assistant City Manager Ted Dearing, who oversees the city's ongoing downtown economic development efforts. Having said that, Dearing is fully aware the phase in which many potential deals are currently situated is one in which a snag could happen at any time...
Optimism For Downtown BC
Optimism For Downtown BC
The City of Battle Creek's new agreement with Battle Creek Unlimited is inked, and part of the deal brings downtown development responsibilities back under the city's purview. Last week on The Richard Piet Show, City Manager Rebecca Fleury and Assistant City Manager Ted Dearing discussed why that move was made, how interested new developers and businesses are in downtown Battle Creek as well as ho