Letter: Downtown Grand Rapids is moving forward, not backward

November 20, 2015
Editor: A public discussion 18 months in the making moves to a climatic stage in December, as the Grand Rapids City Commission considers adopting a 10-year community plan and investment strategy to transform the Grand River into a distinct asset and support the next generation of growth in downtown Grand Rapids — which anchors one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Read More

Mayor supports President Obama’s remarks on middle class

August 2, 2013
In his July 24 speech in Galesburg, Ill., President Barack Obama laid out his economic vision for America. Read More

Mayor responds to County of Kent announcement

June 25, 2011

On Thursday, June 23, 2011, the Kent County Board of Commissioners voted to suspend the involvement of its members in the One Kent deliberations aimed at consolidating Kent County and the City of Grand Rapids. While I would prefer that Kent County remain an active partner in these deliberations I understand — and share — their concern over the process.

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Heartside partnerships touted

November 15, 2010

Heartside District has been a critical focus of one of the most creative and varied development partnerships ever assembled in this city, and looking back over the last two decades, the outcomes generated by the public, private and not-for-profit partners have been exceptional.

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