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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Draft zoning ordinance and map update now available

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The city’s Planning team wants to hear from anyone with city properties, about how well the draft zoning ordinance works for them, and for the entire city. 

The draft zoning ordinance and map are now available to view on the city&rsq...

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City Planning web page General News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

City seeks election workers, works through absentee process for Nov. 3

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The Nov. 3 presidential election is just over two months away, and the Battle Creek City Clerk’s Office is working hard to prepare, seeking enough election workers to cover the polls in person, and working through the absentee ballot process.&am...

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City elections web page General News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

City offers longer parking downtown with app pilot

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After the two hours of free parking already available downtown, visitors will be able to pay $1.50 per additional hour, by app, to spend more time enjoying downtown Battle Creek. 

The city is trying out the program – with the Passport Pa...

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General News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

UPDATE: City Hall, BCPD remain closed on Fridays

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City Hall and the Police Department will remain closed to the public on Fridays in September. This change is working well to help our staff continue to provide services, while catching up on work that may be behind. We appreciate your understanding...

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City Operations Updates during COVID-19 General News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

State Street Commons opens to outdoor dining

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A corner of the State Street parking lot downtown opens to outdoor dining on Thursday, July 2, to help local restaurants and their supporters enjoy dining out safely, while continuing to observe social distancing guidelines.

The State Street Commons is a t...

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General News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

la Ciudad permanecerán cerradas en estas días festivos en 2020

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Las oficinas administrativas de la Ciudad permanecerán cerradas en estas días festivos en 2020 –

  • Lunes, 20 de enero -- Día de Martin Luther King
  • Lunes, 17 de febrero -- Día del Presidente
  • Viernes...
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Information in English General News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

City releases list of 2020 holidays

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The city’s administrative offices will be closed on the following days in 2020.

Please watch for reminders on the city’s online calendar, at, and on social media.

  • Monday, Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday...
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Información en Español General News