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Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners sets agenda for 2021

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Posted at 9:15 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 21:15:21-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich.  — Increased housing option, the Justice Facility project and Kalamazoo County Governments diversity policies were reviewed today by the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners.

“Our residents come first, which is why we listen to their feedback and engage with the community so we can ensure Kalamazoo County Government is providing quality and consistent programs and services,” said Kalamazoo County Board Chair Tracy Hall. “Voters made it clear they support the county helping residents obtain permanent, affordable housing, which is why we are committed to creating solutions.”

Homelessness in Kalamazoo has grown exponentially since 2019, and this challenge has been exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 3, voters approved a millage to extend and expand the Homes for All program which will help more residents find affordable housing.

Kalamazoo County’s new Justice Facility intends to create many local construction jobs and streamline justice operations and preserve taxpayer dollars in Kalamazoo County.

“Kalamazoo County’s goal is to provide equitable programs and unmatched services to promote the health and safety of all Kalamazoo County residents, all in the pursuit of extraordinary governance,” said Kalamazoo County Administrator Tracie Moored. “I applaud the Board of Commissioners for outlining an aggressive agenda this year.”