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Butterworth Yard Waste Drop-off Site expands hours
The City’s Yard Waste Drop-Off site, located at 2001 Butterworth SW, will soon be open longer for your convenience. Beginning Monday, June 20, the Yard Waste Drop Off location expands its hours of operation until 6 p.m. daily. Leaves, brush, and tree branches may be dropped off at 2001 Butterworth SW Monday through Saturday during the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The site is closed on Sunday.
Community selects a grand Chinquapin Oak as the Mayor’s Tree of the Year
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will announce the 2015 Mayor’s Tree of the Year on Tuesday, June 21, at 11 a.m. in the Northwest corner of Lincoln Park.
The Mayor’s Tree of the Year highlights the role of trees in making Grand Rapids a desirable and sustainable city. The annual competition is a joint project of the Grand Rapids Urban Forestry Committee (UFC), Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the City of Grand Rapids.
Mayors Oppose Waukesha Water Diversion
Today, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss joined her fellow elected officials from across the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin as they confirmed their opposition to the City of Waukesha’s application to divert water out of the Great Lakes Basin, as they gathered in Niagara Falls, NY for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative’s annual meeting and conference. The mayors are speaking out today in advance of the Compact Council meeting on June 21, 2016 where a decision is expected to be made.
Mayor Bliss sends official condolences to Orlando
At this morning’s City Commission Committee of the Whole meeting, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss read a letter she is sending to Orlando, Florida Mayor Buddy Dyer.
Community Relations Commission denounces recent repulsive hate crimes committed upon innocent citize
The City of Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission (CRC) hereby condemns and denounces the repulsive hate crimes committed upon the LGBTQ community and the entire Orlando community. In 1994, the CRC revised City ordinances to provide protection in employment, housing and public accommodation. These ordinances include LGBTQ protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity, expanding protection to transgender citizens.
Grand Rapids Fire Department promotes transparency with activity mapping
A new user-friendly online mapping tool, developed by the Grand Rapids Fire Department, offers residents an interactive look inside its daily public safety operations. Available at grcity.us, the online GIS mapping tool provides information on all emergency incidents, fire inspections and residential safety assessments conducted throughout the city in any given week.