Grand Rapids voters approved a Yes! GR Parks millage request with 60 percent approval, allowing the city to move forward with plans for maintenance and improved access to its parks.
According to the article:
Voters by and large embraced the millage that Grand Rapids leaders said they needed to make city parks viable into the future. Voters in the city's second and third wards gave strong support to the millage, but First Ward voters on the city's West Side opposed it by a small margin.
“It makes for a safer, better community,” said Lynne Swets, a Heritage Hill property owner who voted at Westminster Presbyterian Church. “It can only help Grand Rapids. It’s an important part of the growth of our city to have green spaces.”
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