Grand Rapids City Commission

Community Updates: Friday, October 7

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2022 under NEWS

First City Commission Meeting of October Takes Place at City Hall on Tuesday On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids City Commission held the first of its October meetings at City Hall. The meeting began with the usual roll call and Pledge of Allegiance before...

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Community updates: Friday, Oct. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids renames streets for Martin Luther King Jr., César Chávez Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the renaming of two major city streets in honor of civil rights icons Martin Luther King Jr. and César E. Chávez....

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#GRTalksBack on policing: meetings use small-group format

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 06-13-2017 under NEWS

On Monday June 12 at 12 p.m., the first of a series of Community Listening meetings on policing, hosted by the City Commission, took place at the Michigan First Credit Union on Breton and Burton. Attendees were directed to the basement room and...

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City Commission 101: Five ways to be more effective when you go

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 05-10-2017 under OPINION

In August of 2016, I was inspired by two very different events on the national scene. The first was the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, who encouraged people to get involved in local politics. The second was the horrific police shooting of Philando...

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Backyard Chicken Ordinance to be discussed at Public Hearing

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 12-23-2014 under NEWS

Rapidians will have a chance to comment on the proposed Backyard Chicken ordinance early in the new year. Those who would like to make their opinions heard can meet with the Grand Rapids City Commission at City Hall in the 9th floor chambers at 7 p....

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ArtPrize gives official vote of support for sharing economy

by (ArtPrize)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dear Planning Commissioners,  On behalf of the Artprize organization, | am writing to offer my wholehearted support and endorsement of the homesharing economy in Grand Rapids. In fact, through the Artprize Artist Hosting program, we've...

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Grand Rapids City Commission postpones vote on panhandling restrictions

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-04-2014 under NEWS

After debating at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, the Commission decided to postpone its vote on an aggressive solicitation ordinance in order to come up with restrictions that will gain wider public support. Mayor George Heartwell led the...

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"City of churches" to consider legal action against begging

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under OPINION

Grand Rapids City Commissioners will be meeting tonight, Tuesday, May 20, to discuss a proposal intended to put great restraints on panhandling. It wasn't too long ago that we removed laws against begging in our city, and the Federal Court has...

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Grand Rapids City Commission approves resolution creating Stormwater Oversight Commission

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 01-30-2014 under NEWS

On January 28, the Grand Rapids City Commission unanimously passed a resolution establishing the Stormwater Oversight Commission as an advisory body and part of the City's focus on Sustainable Asset Management. The Oversight Commission will be...

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WMEAC Presents Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report Findings

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Today, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) presented the Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report which outlines the current condition of Grand Rapids climate resiliency and offers recommendations as to how the City of Grand Rapids...

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