Items Tagged with 'Ken Parrish'


Street Talk: Taxes out of thin air

Good sport.

June 7, 2019
Last year, Kent County Treasurer Ken Parrish negotiated with Airbnb to begin collecting the same lodging excise tax that is paid on regular hotel rooms. Read More

Land Bank economic impact: $42.9M

MSU analysis credits Kent County Land Bank Authority with creating 266 jobs in past four years.

April 28, 2017
The Kent County Land Bank Authority did more than save land, it helped generate $42.9 million in the county during the past four years. Read More

‘What interest rate?’

Kent County treasurer reviews results of 2014 investments.

April 3, 2015
Kent County government and the county’s local governments earned approximately $1.4 million in interest on the $323 million in cash the county had invested during 2014, according to the annual report from Kent County Treasurer Ken Parrish to the Board of Commissioners in March. Read More

Land bank claims tax auction sales don’t increase value

Slightly more than 300 properties make tax-foreclosure list.

April 26, 2013
A new analysis by the Kent County Land Bank Authority reveals that tax-foreclosed properties in Grand Rapids, including those sold at the annual public auction, have lost property value at nearly three times the rate of non-foreclosed properties. Read More

Not many happy returns on investments — again

County investment pool’s earned interest is typical of the times.

April 5, 2013
Despite the size of the Kent County Investment Pool, its return rate has been similar to what individual savers have received for at least the last four years due to the Federal Reserve Board’s lengthy monetary policy and continuous global financial problems. Read More

Commissioners likely to approve tax notes

County Treasurer is preparing to make municipalities whole on back property taxes.

March 22, 2013
Kent County commissioners are all but certain to continue an annual tradition this week by agreeing to let Kent County Treasurer Ken Parrish borrow up to $35 million through short-term notes. Read More