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Mayor answers citizen questions live on City Connection

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Mayor Heartwell answered citizen questions live on Monday from 5-6 p.m., like a question about supporting local food from Levi Gardner.

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Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection." 

This month, City Connection was aired on GRTV Channel 24 and live-streamed right here on The Rapidian on Monday, August 3 at 5:00 p.m. Local citizen and founder of Urban Roots, Levi Gardner had a question for the mayor this month about how the City can best support our local food economy and food access. Gardner's question comes after a recent article he wrote about the Downtown Market spurred on further conversation about our local food economy, that continued in a community conversation at the Wealthy Theatre (and livestreamed on The Rapidian) presented by Urban Roots. The full video of that event can be found here.

The mayor will be responding to this and all other citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailingtweeting or just posting a question in the comments section at the bottom of the article page.


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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