city politics

Citizens needed to fill City of Grand Rapids boards and commissions

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-01-2015 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids is looking for volunteers to help them fill roles in a total of 40 citizen boards and commissions. City officials are specifically looking to increase the diversity in those boards and commissions, and encourage women...

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Voting 101: Understanding differences between wards, precincts, quadrants, neighborhoods

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has wards, precincts, neighborhoods and quadrants. This can be sometimes be confusing. Understanding what wards and precincts are, and how they differentiate from neighborhoods and quadrants, is important for local elections. Wards are...

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Mayor Heartwell responds live to citizen concerns

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

Every month, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, Rapidian intern DeLeon Miner asked the mayor about Proposition 1, and how it would affect funding for our local schools....

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Mayor to answer citizen questions on eve of elections

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-01-2013 under NEWS

Monday night at 5:00 p.m., Mayor Heartwell answered questions from local citizens in his monthly call-in show on GRTV (and streamed live here on The Rapidian!) "City Connection."  Each month, you can add your own questions for City Connection...

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