The next live episode of City Connection will air live on GRTV's Livewire 24 and right here on The Rapidian at 5:00pm on January 3rd, 2011. We will announce it again.
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*** UPDATE *** The above video is a recording of tonight's City Connection.
From The Rapidian Staff: Ever wonder how cities prioritize street construction after the winter? Or about the city’s commitment to sustainable practices? What’s up with that new landlord waste removal ordinance? And what the heck even are My GR City Points anyway?
If you’re brimming with questions or wondering what other Grand Rapidians are thinking about, tonight’s your chance. Mayor George Heartwell will be taking the screen both on television and on the Internet. In fact, right here. Right on this very page at 5 p.m. this evening.
For 18 years, the mayors of Grand Rapids have hosted City Connection, a monthly, live call-in show on GRTV’s Livewire, Comcast channel 24.* Mayor John Logie started the program in 1992 as a way to share mayoral perspective with Grand Rapidians and to bring a little more transparency to local government. City Connection is an opportunity to interact directly with one of our city’s top elected officials.
City Connection has experienced a few changes over the years. Hosting duties were passed along to current Mayor Heartwell when he was sworn in as Grand Rapids newest mayor on Jan. 1, 2004. City Connection has been streamed on the Internet since March, and interested Grand Rapidians can email (email@example.com), tweet @GRTVaccess, or Facebook comment in their question to the mayor. While normally co-hosted by GRTV’s Outreach Coordinator Barbara Hansen O.P., Linda Gellasch and Tom Schwallie of Grand Rapids Community Media Center have been guest hosting while Sister Barbara is on a brief hiatus. And as of today, the program will now be streamed live on The Rapidian on the first Monday of every month.
If you have any burning questions for the mayor ask in the comments below, and come back tonight to watch him respond live on the air.
Disclosure: *GRTV, like The Rapidian, is a proud service of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center.
I am the New Media Planner at the Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC) and at The Rapidian. I spend my free time working on various community / cultural projects like The Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) and G-RAD.org. I am a television and internet enthusiast.
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