Don’t Trust a Lying Government
Rand Paul recently said, “don’t trust a lying government“. I agree, which is why I began my campaign for mayor of Grand Rapids. Because the […]
Questions from Wednesday’s Debate Round 3
Last set of question from Debate: Housing/Gentrification: 1. What will you do to support affordable housing for all, and address rental rates and displacement? I […]
Is Politics Today Follow the Money, Not the Message?
Many people don’t know what they’re voting for, they concentrate on who they’re voting for. Money helps perpetuate this. The races become personality/popularity contests. Can an […]
Best Estimate Total Debt 7/27/2015
Data is from the Comprehensive Annual Fiscal Report. If this page looks jumbled up, you can see a PDF here. Long Term Obligations Governmental Activities […]
What You See Isn’t Always What You Get If It’s Grand Rapids Debt
Most of us have probably seen the following in our mailboxes in recent weeks: If you were the 1 in 180,000 that took the time to go to […]
$100K Problem: Marijuana Tickets
In 2012, Grand Rapids voters approved a charter amendment to decriminalize marijuana. After a delay involving the Kent County prosecutor, the voter’s wishes were finally recognized and […]
Would You Have Followed Jim Jones? Answer From Most Voters? Yes!
Old enough to remember the Jim Jones mass suicides. Do you know where the phrase ‘Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid‘ came from? Are you so committed […]
Questions from Wednesday’s Debate Round 2
Economic growth: 1. What should be our top three priorities for economic development? Reduce regulation so small business will start here, and established businesses want […]
A Fair Amount of Ignorance? Really?
Mayor Heartwell attended last night’s debate at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and had comments afterward. From the WZZM article: Outgoing Grand Rapids Mayor George […]