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Formal public hearing set to explore implications of police body cameras

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-09-2014 under NEWS

Last week concerned citizens gathered at City Hall for the City Commission meeting to address the LINC Community Revitalization proposal to enact public policy that would require patrol officers to wear body cameras. Darel Ross, Co-Executive...

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City Commission hears public comment about police body camera implementation

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-03-2014 under NEWS

Over 20 concerned citizens took to the podium at last night's City Commission meeting to voice their thoughts on the proposed implementation of the use of police body cameras for patrol officers.  The policy proposal was initiated by LINC...

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Meet Mayor Heartwell....twice!

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 03-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club was invited to meet Mayor Heartwell in his office at City Hall, but the mayor had to leave for a family situation shortly after we arrived. He rescheduled for March 23rd, and met the students at The Cook Arts Center to finish...

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The making of our city budget

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 03-16-2012 under NEWS

How do we budget our city? The first few City Commission meetings of 2012 sparked an investigation into the planning process of Grand Rapids' budget. Who makes the decisions? How are employees paid? What is collective bargaining? Sitting in on a...

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City commissioners discuss development of old schools, single-stream recycling

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 01-30-2012 under NEWS

The city commission meeting on January 24, 2012 discussed several ordinances and public hearings. Public Comment Many citizens addressed the commissioners during the first open comment period. Concerns voiced by citizens included single-stream...

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Got a question for Mayor Heartwell? City Connection to stream live on The Rapidian

by (George)

Submitted 12-06-2010 under NEWS

*** 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...

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[AUDIO] Cockadoodle do? Or don't?

by (Carolyn)

Submitted 07-13-2010 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission met with an unprecedented turn-out this evening to hear, among other agenda items, the proposed amendments to the city housing code that would allow hens to be raised and kept in the city limits. Dozens of families...

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350GR - City Participates in International Day of Climate Action

by (dostafinski)

Submitted 10-28-2009 under NEWS

On Saturday, October 24th nearly 60 activists gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, MI for the International Day of Climate Action. Overall 5,200 events in 181 countries happened on the 24th, marking it as the largest day...

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