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Yes! GR parks

Yes! GR Parks millage has passed: Now what?

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 11-14-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids voters passed the Yes! GR Parks proposal on November 5. Though the proposal was passed, money from the millage won't be in until July, 2014. Citizens may want to see changes that will happen in parks quickly, but planning these...

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Citizens to vote on park ballot initiative

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 10-29-2013 under NEWS

On November 5, the initiative Yes! GR Parks will appear on the ballot in the City of Grand Rapids. The ballot initiative aims to raise money to fix and replace park equipment, fix facilities and keep city pools open five weeks longer. A new tax with...

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Why parks matter: How our parks affect city life

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 10-09-2013 under OPINION

In an era of urban revitalization that is creating increased populations in American urban environments, it is important for cities to maintain the appropriate levels and quality of green space to keep up with the growth. Various studies indicate...

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Grand Rapids leaders launch Yes! GR Parks campaign

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 09-16-2013 under NEWS

On September 6, Grand Rapids citizens stood in an abandoned splash pool in Cherry Park to hear about the Yes! GR Parks campaign. The proposal to improve parks and implement a new property tax will appear on the ballot November 5. This tax includes a...

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