According to the City of Battle Creek’s agenda for their February 6 meeting, the city will discuss adopting a pair of ordinances that allows for the zoning of medical marijuana growers, processors, testers, transporters and dispensaries within city limits, and also allows businesses to become licensed.
Battle Creek’s Mayor and Vice Mayor have now been selected, in a split vote by the City Commission Tuesday night.
The City says that after the swearing in of commissioners, Mark Behnke was chosen to serve as mayor with a 5-4 vote, with Dave Walters getting picked as Vice Mayor 6-3.
Battle Creek Mayor Dave Walters - fresh off his rallying of Battle Creek residents in his State of the City address on January 24 - continued his call for optimism during a visit to WBCK.
In his speech Tuesday morning at the Kool Center, Walters pointed to several things the region is working on, many of which have potential to turn a corner in 2017:
Heritage Tower Development
Walters said a recen
Battle Creek Mayor Dave Walters election to the city's top commissioner post, this year, went as smoothly as last, with a unanimous vote among his peers. Two years ago, he relented to former mayor and current Commissioner Deb Owens, and changed his vote in order to tilt the votes in her favor...