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Mayor answers citizen concerns on monthly "City Connection"

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Mayor Heartwell answers audience questions shared by host Linda Gellasch

Mayor Heartwell answers audience questions shared by host Linda Gellasch

Monday evening at 5:00, 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 with a tweet, on Facebook, or in an email. You can add your questions at any time, including during the show itself.

Host Linda Gellasch also spoke with Heartwell about his upcoming state of the city address, the loss of our comptroller and a variety of city issues prompted by questions submitted by viewers like you.

The mayor also answered a question regarding the recent city commission meeting where members of Michigan Open Carry Inc. arrived wearing their weapons. He gave background regarding the state and local laws and ordinances, and shared his views on open carry.

Heartwell also gave an update about the city's transformation plan, and the ensuing transformation fund that was designed to assist city departments in reaching their goals to cut their spending by 10%.

If you’re brimming with questions or wondering what other Grand Rapidians are thinking about, every first Monday of the month you have that chance when Mayor George Heartwell takes the screen both on television and on the internet. In fact, right here.

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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