- change ups
City hall, county government and the state legislature
With Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban overturned, there are several statutes within Michigan’s legal framework that need to be updated to bring the state’s laws in line with the U.S. Constitution. Read More
Funding uncertainties may delay it a year or two, according to the county administrator.
The executive committee of the Kent County Board of Commissioners has tabled a proposal from the Kent County Dispatch Authority to pursue a fully consolidated county-wide organization for taking 911 calls and dispatching first responders. Read More
Kent County commissioners could vote on it at end of August.
It’s been a long gestation — longer, even, than that of an elephant — but it appears the new regional airport authority that will take over management of Gerald R. Ford International Airport may be “born” in late August, as a Kent County official put it. Read More
A health plan by a local provider is being recommended to serve as Michigan’s benchmark plan. Read More
Organization opts to ‘weave’ inclusion into plan rather than identifying it as a goal.
After an overview of the GR Forward draft plan was presented earlier this month to Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority board members, questions were raised as to whether the plan addresses diversity and inclusion goals in enough depth to turn downtown into a neighborhood where everyone feels welcome. Read More