Grand Rapids Approves Tax for Streets & Sidewalks

Posted at 6:00 AM, May 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-07 06:19:57-04

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (May 6, 2014) – Voters in Grand Rapids said ‘yes’ Tuesday to a tax that will be used to repair roads and sidewalks.

The final vote was 12,068 to 6,123.

A charter amendment was also approved that would shift the cost burden of sidewalk repairs from homeowners to the city.

The charter amendment passed 12,978 to 6,162.

The tax issue made headlines after a legal challenge from the Grand Rapids Taxpayers Association, which claimed the city violated election law by not certifying the proposals to the county clerk by a Feb. 25 deadline.

For more election results, click here.