Items Tagged with 'city commissioners'


City’s Butterworth Solar Project receives final approval

Renewable energy will be used to power Grand Rapids’ water resources plant.

December 18, 2015
City commissioners gave final approval last week to the Butterworth Solar Project, a large-scale solar array that is planned for the old Butterworth landfill site. Read More

City parking ‘study’ was no study and assumed a conclusion

July 3, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners are considering a wide-ranging distortion and redistribution of parking areas and rates along with behavior modification methods in a comparatively short range of time, and are further advised by an outside consultant that part of the solution is city-run alternative modes of transportation and an entire new division of parking services. Read More

Pay increase on table for Grand Rapids mayor and commissioners

May 15, 2013
Grand Rapids' mayor and six city commissioners are in line for pay increases, starting on July 1, 2014, unless at least five board members reject a pay panel's recommendations. Read More

City commissioners approve new development

Second site for successful bakery also has commission’s endorsement.

April 12, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners approved a new development last week on the city’s near southwest side that has been in the works for awhile. Read More

Commissioners OK design and engineering contracts

Twenty-five local firms will have chance to work on city projects.

March 22, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners supported two requests from City Engineer Marc De Clercq last week, which means a dozen architectural firms and a baker’s dozen of engineering companies will have a shot at $3.5 million in future city-funded projects. Read More

City approves next stage of Michigan Street planning

Also, a 92-year-old school building is up for historic inclusion.

February 8, 2013
The city’s effort to resolve the congestion along the Medical Mile on Michigan Street took another step forward last week when Grand Rapids city commissioners approved the project’s third-phase work. Read More

Commission may change pay evaluation process

City commissioners who voted against hikes will serve on new committee.

January 11, 2013
The next time Grand Rapids city commissioners evaluate the performances of the city’s four top executives, they may base their decisions on a new evaluation process. Read More