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Mayor braves "polar vortex" to answer citizen concerns

Mayor Heartwell answered citizen questions about city issues on Monday evening, with concerns ranging from maintaining city streets to parking cost increases to development inclusivity.

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Every month, the mayor is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection." 

This month, the mayor braved sub-zero temps and white-outs to continue the tradition. He answered questions like those posed by Chelsie Wyse, Rapidian Community Engagement Specialist, who sees complaints of inconveniences rising as amenities and city growth rise. On Monday, January 6 at 5:00 p.m. the mayor talked about this and other citizen concerns. 

Every month, you can also add your own question by calling in, emailingtweeting or commenting on the live broadcast article.

The show is aired on the first Monday of each month on GRTV, Channel 24 on Comcast, as well as live-streaming right here on The Rapidian.

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.

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