Items Tagged with 'millage'


Chamber opposes Grand Rapids Public Library’s 20-year tax

October 13, 2017
Libraries play a vital role in our communities, but we need to fix structural issues before we embark on two decades of increased taxes. Read More

Kent County millage increase offers opportunity to sustain school funding

April 14, 2017
Voters across Kent County in two weeks will be asked to consider a nine-tenths mill tax increase to benefit all 20 Kent public school districts. Read More

Before voting on Kent ISD millage, know the facts

April 14, 2017
On May 2, voters across the Kent Intermediate School District will be asked to approve a 0.9-mill tax hike to boost school funding. Read More

Change Ups: Millage creates stable funding for GRPM, JB Zoo

February 24, 2017
A voter-approved millage passed in 2016 will provide Kent County residents free admission to the Grand Rapids Public Museum for children ages 17 and under, reduce admission for adults to $5, and $3 for seniors and provide free parking with paid GRPM admission and parking validation. Read More

Street Talk: Zoo, museum seek cash influx

To the bone.

May 13, 2016
John Ball Zoo and the Grand Rapids Public Museum are asking Kent County voters to create a “stable and reliable funding” source for their organizations. Read More

Street Talk: Saalfeld rebuts Talen on veterans millage

Mr. Manufacturing.

June 20, 2014
Last week, Street Talk reported that Kent County Commissioner Jim Talen thinks it wasn’t necessary to put a proposal on the November general election ballot for a dedicated millage to increase services for military veterans. Read More

Park votes nurture urban life

October 23, 2013
The city of Grand Rapids’ fiscally responsible choices over the last several decades have laid the foundation for economic growth. Thanks to the tough choices of our city leaders and the ingenuity of local businesses, entrepreneurs and advocacy groups, Grand Rapids is not only poised for growth — we’re leading West Michigan’s urban revitalization. Read More

City millage proposal for parks and pools earns support

October 11, 2013
City of Grand Rapids voters will find a millage proposal on the Nov. 5 ballot, a request that would raise taxes by 0.98 mills (approximately $3.66 per month to the average homeowner) for the next seven years. Read More