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This Monday, Mayor George Heartwell answers citizen questions on City Connection, including a video question from Rapidian Politics Reporter Nicole Merte.

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Got a question for Mayor Heartwell? Ask it every month on City Connection! Every month, local citizens have an opportunity to interact with Grand Rapid's most prominent elected official.

This Monday evening at 5:00, Mayor Heartwell answered questions from local citizens in his monthly call-in show on GRTV, streamed and archived right here on The Rapidian.

Each month, you can add your own questions for City Connection with a tweet, on Facebook, right here in the comments of this article or in an email. You can add your questions at any time, including during the show itself.

This month, Rapidian Politics Reporter Nicole Merte asked the Mayor for his thoughts on the up front costs of green initiatives such as "Better Buildings for Michigan." Watch the video above to see the mayor's response.

For 18 years, the mayors of Grand Rapids have hosted City Connection, a monthly, live call-in show on GRTV’s Livewire, Comcast channel 24. Mayor John Logie started the program in 1992 as a way to share mayoral perspective with Grand Rapidians and to bring a little more transparency to local government. City Connection is an opportunity to interact directly with one of our city’s top elected officials.


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