Items Tagged with 'City Commission'


City puts brakes on spending for parks

Higher construction bids, timing contribute to millage fund deficit.

October 16, 2015
City officials are struggling with a case of too much, too soon for parks renovation projects. Read More

GRPD makes move to body cameras

Department will have enough equipment to outfit all 300 officers.

September 25, 2015
As early as October, 300 Grand Rapids police officers could be equipped with body cameras. Read More

Grand Rapids reviews water and sewer rates

November 29, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday on the water and sewer rates for next year, and board members are expected to adopt the new rates Dec. 17. Read More

Grand Rapids sponsors Local First Street Party and GRand Jazz Festival

January 23, 2013
Grand Rapids city commissioners approved a list of 24 events the city will co-sponsor this year, and that list contains two new ones. Read More

City moves forward on stormwater plan

General fund deficit was more than $4 million for last fiscal year

October 15, 2012
Grand Rapids city commissioners recently agreed to spend $450,000 to update the city’s Stormwater Management Plan, which was created in 1994. Read More

City approves six new business investments

Third Coast brings new real estate project to Grand Rapids

October 15, 2012
Five manufacturers and one development firm got green lights from Grand Rapids city commissioners last week to go ahead with their planned investments. All six, which are spending a total of $10.4 million, will receive tax breaks in return for completing their projects. Read More

More manufacturers are investing and growing

September 16, 2012

City commissioners will hold public hearings next week for five manufacturers that are planning to make investments in their businesses and are asking for a 50 percent reduction on the real and personal property taxes tied to those investments.

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