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City of Grand Rapids to hold virtual town hall on proposed 2022 budget

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-29 10:52:03-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids City Manager Mark Washington and Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will hold a digital town hall next week on the state of the city’s budget and services in response to COVID-19, according to a news release Thursday.

The town hall will take place 6 to 7 p.m. on May 6 on the city’s Facebook page and on the city’s Government Access Channel – Comcast 26.

Community members may submit questions during the event in three ways:

  • Comment on Facebook
  • Call 311 or 616-456-3000
  • Text “GRBUDGET” to 73224

Washington outlined last week the fiscal year 2022 preliminary budget and detailed aspects of the spending plan to the City Commission.

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Members of the public will also be able to provide questions and comments during the May 1 City Commission meeting at 7 p.m.

The City Commission will vote on the plan during its 9 a.m. meeting on May 20.