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Town Hall Meeting to Discuss the City's Financial Position


Contact: Donijo Robbins DeJonge, City Comptroller



Please join the City leaders for a Town Hall meeting to discuss the City’s finances and budget for 
the next fiscal year and beyond. This first of its kind meeting will provide an opportunity for the citizens 
of Grand Rapids to learn first-hand from the City Comptroller about the City’s current and future 
financial position. The City Comptroller will address questions such as: Can the City pay its bills today, 
tomorrow, and beyond? Is the general fund stable? How much debt does the City have? How does the 
City compare with other cities? In addition, City leaders will discuss the impact of the City’s finances on 
the budget. At the end of the presentation, residents will be given an opportunity to ask questions about 
the City’s finances.
Three, one-hour town hall meetings will be held, one in each ward. City Commissioners will be 
at the meetings in their respective wards and the Mayor will be attending some of the meetings. The 
City Manager, CFO, and City Comptroller, will be at all three meetings. The dates, times, and locations 
are as follows:
Second Ward
o Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 5pm at City Middle/High School 1400 Fuller Avenue, NE
First Ward
o Monday, June 6, 2011 at 5pm at Union High School, 1800 Tremont Blvd, NW
Third Ward
o Thursday, June 23, 2011 at10 am at Ottawa Hills High School 2055 Rosewood Ave, SE
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