Items Tagged with 'Mayor George Heartwell'


Court rules in favor of city on street-tax vote

March 20, 2014
Grand Rapids City Hall announced Thursday that the Kent County Circuit Court has overturned a suit filed to block the May 6 special election on street and sidewalk repair, determining that the city had followed proper procedures under the law in scheduling the election. Read More

Grand Rapids is a state, federal model of efficiency

January 26, 2013
Mayor George Heartwell on Saturday provided his annual State of the City speech, outlining progress on key initiatives, which, in fact, could be seen in headlines across the country in publications from Forbes, the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read More

Mayor cites business involvement in annual address

Companies have joined him in trying to make the future better for city’s youth.

January 26, 2013
The plight of the city’s young people topped Mayor George Heartwell’s 10th State of the City address Saturday at DeVos Place, and he credited a lengthy list of local businesses for making his Mayor’s 50 program a success last year. Read More