Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report Available for Review, Q & A Scheduled for October 10

The pdf Draft 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) (676 KB)  is now available for review pdf here (676 KB) . A question & answer session has been scheduled for Thursday, October 10 from 5 -6pm in the Community Room at City Hall.

The 2018 CAPER is the fifth performance report in the five-year Consolidated Plan cycle. The Report describes the allocation expenditures of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Block Grant funds during the 2018 program year which runs July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Comments or questions about the CAPER may be directed to Venessa Collins-Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

City Residents Reminded of Ordinances Pertaining to Yard Signs in the Right of Way

With the November 5 election approaching, City residents are reminded that it is against City Ordinance to place signs of any kind, including campaign signs, in the City right-of-way without permission.

  • 3-1 of the City Code of Ordinances states, “Unless expressly permitted by the City Commission, it shall be unlawful for any person to place, fasten or put, or cause to be placed, fastened or put any advertisement, poster, sign, handbill or placard of any kind upon anything belonging to the City or upon anything which exists on or in City property, including alleys, streets, parks or rights-of-way…” Any signs placed in violation of city ordinances may be removed without notice and disposed of appropriately.

On streets with sidewalks, the right-of-way generally extends from the center of the street to the house side of the sidewalk. On streets with no public sidewalk, the right-of-way typically extends 33 feet from the center of the road. Residents that are unclear about proper sign placement are encouraged to contact the City of Kalamazoo’s Right-of-Way Coordinator at (269) 337-8436 for assistance.

Residential zone districts: Campaign signs not exceeding 4 1/2 square feet in area that are not placed in and do not project into the public right-of-way are allowed without a sign permit.

Commercial zone districts: Campaign signs not exceeding six square feet in area that are not be placed in and do not project into the public right-of-way are allowed without a sign permit.

All campaign signs must be removed within 30 days following the election for which they are used.

Special City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, October 7

The Kalamazoo City Commission will meet in special session on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Community Room at City Hall, located at 241 W. South Street.

At this meeting the City Commission will receive a presentation from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency regarding the state’s social equity program for adult use marihuana facility license applicants.

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 (269) 337-8047
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 241 West South Street
     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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