First Aired August 19, 2023
Community Matters continues its coverage of the Marshall, Michigan-planned Ford BlueOval Battery Park Michigan plant. This time, Richard Piet is joined by attorney Robby Dube, a member of the legal team for the Committee for Marshall-Not the Megasite.
Dube offers an update on a course of events that seemed headed for a delay in the progress of the lawsuit in August 2023. That delay did not eventuate and a hearing was conducted on August 9, 2023. He also discusses what could happen after a decision is brought forth in the case – perhaps sometime in late August 2023.
As well, Dube puts the emphasis of the case on the question of the public’s right to a referendum – not the question of whether the BlueOval plant should be built.
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
Brooks Industrial Park info
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
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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, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.
Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and produced by Livemic Communications.