(Community Matters 71) Kowalske Reflects on Megasite Fight, Future Options as Appeal Goes Forward

Outspoken opponent of development at the Marshall Megasite, Glenn Kowalske, returns to Community Matters for a wide-ranging discussion about the Committee for Marshall-Not the Megasite's legal fight and potential future plans.

The group moved forward earlier in February 2024 with an appeal to a judge's decision against the Committee in its effort to target an aspect of the Marshall Megasite zoning – and its drive for a referendum on Ford's BlueOval Battery Park. Meanwhile, Ford's construction at the site continues.

Kowalske suggests the group is now looking at potential opportunities to run their vetted candidates for local office to bring greater transparency in the future to projects like the Megasite.

Episode Resources
BlueOval Battery Park Michigan website
Ford Careers website
Marshall, Michigan website
Marshall Township,  Michigan website
Ford Motor Company press release about BlueOval Battery Park Michigan
Choose Marshall-MAEDA website
CATL website
PA 425 Conditional Land Use Transfer Explained
Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite website
Committee for Marshall – Not the Megasite Facebook page
Other battery plant and Community Matters episodes

Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays at 8:00 AM and PM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and produced by Livemic Communications.