Local Elections 2012: 19th District County Commission candidates respond to Rapidian questions

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-30-2012 under NEWS

Our politics beat asked the 19th District County Commission candidates [Lance Penny, Shana Shroll and Deanna Kloostra] some questions for our Rapidian readers. We hope they help you to get informed about where they stand on issues that affect us...

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City Comptroller proposes eliminating elected position: her own

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 06-15-2012 under NEWS

Last year, City Comptroller Donijo Robbins DeJonge asked for a pay cut for her elected position. She believed that the allotted $72,000 was far too much for what she felt was a part-time job and asked for the salary to be cut in half. Now Robbins...

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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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Commissioners discuss water protections, housing inspections

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 01-12-2012 under NEWS

The first Grand Rapids city commission meeting of the new year was held on Tuesday January 10th. Approximately twenty citizens were in attendance for the evening session (Every commission meeting has time for public comment during the evening...

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