KALAMAZOO — The Kalamazoo City Commission unanimously voted to withdraw $10,000 in annual funding for Southwest Michigan First on the same day former GOP House Speaker Lee Chatfield started as the economic development organization’s CEO.

The city has directed the funding to Southwest Michigan First’s Council of 100, a public-private regional economic development initiative, since 2015.

City Commissioner Erin Knott, who is also the executive director of Equality Michigan, introduced a motion at Monday night’s commission meeting to withdraw the funding.

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