After Failed Vote and Much Debate, Muskegon Commission Re-Elects Spataro for Vice Mayor

At its January 2 organizational meeting. the six commissioners present split 3-3 on a vote to re-confirm commissioner Larry Spataro as the city’s vice mayor. See how today’s debates played out.

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Muskegon City Commission Mulls Lack of Harbor 31 Development and Growing Bond Payments

Aside from an unfinished low-rise condo development and the Parmenter O’Toole law firm, the property has attracted no businesses. The city collects no taxes from the MAREC facility.

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Muskegon City Commission Approves Fireworks Ordinance, Beach Restaurant and Special Liquor License for Bassmasters Event

Click through to read more on the fireworks ordinance, the Harris Hospitality beach plan and the fishing event details.

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Commissioners Table Bike Time/Farmers Market Plan That Didn’t Consult Market

The festival, which will be operated locally starting next year, wants to place its vendors on the new market site starting next year.

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Muskegon City Commission Slows Down Decision on Removing Stoplights

Recent traffic studies delivered to the city indicated that traffic levels at many segments of roads in the city are too low for traffic signals to remain, and the study recommended the city to remove them.

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Stopgap Senior Transit Measure Does Not Pass, Funding to End This Month

After the down vote, the city commission voted 4-1 to send out a request for proposals for private companies to provide a comparable service to city residents after the current city program funding expires. Commissioner Willie German voted against this measure.

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Coverage of NAACP Candidate Forum For Muskegon County, Other Races

The contests that received the greatest candidate attendance and debate were 14th circuit court judge, county clerk and the county commission seat for district 6. Sheriff and prosecutor contests each had a pair of candidates in attendance.

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Muskegon City Commission Approves Reorganization of Wards and Precincts; Changes To Take Effect After February Primaries

City Clerk Ann Marie Cummings noted at Tuesday’s meeting that the new plan reduces “split” precincts, where a border between two of the city’s four wards runs right down the middle of a precinct. Reorganizing precincts will also give each city commissioner a nearly equal-sized ward to represent.

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