1. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will be joined by Monica Steimle-App, director of Community Relations at 616 Lofts. The topic will affordable housing, and Steimle-App will discuss the Housing Advisory Committee and her work on the Great Housing Strategies and Housing Commission. Hosted by Linda Gellasch.

    Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Bliss will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing, tweeting or just posting a question in the comments section at the bottom of the article page.

    For over 18 years, the mayors of Grand Rapids have hosted City Connection, a monthly, live call-in show on GRTV’s Livewire, Comcast channel 24. Mayor John Logie started the program in 1992 as a way to share mayoral perspective with Grand Rapidians and to bring a little more transparency to local government. City Connection is an opportunity to interact directly with one of our city’s top elected officials.

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  2. This special episode of City Connection focuses on empowering voters to know their rights.

    ACLU Attorney Miriam Aukerman and Rapidian Community Journalist Amy Carpenter-Leugs join host Linda Gellasch for a special episode of City Connection to discuss Tuesday’s elections and what you need to know about your voting rights. Questions from citizens will also be answered live on the show.

    Aukerman will discuss why voting is important, how you can prepare to vote, recent electoral reform here in Grand Rapids, and what to do if you encounter problems at the polls. Carpenter-Leugs will discuss the county elections, specifically the Kent County Sheriff race, and the importance of citizen involvement.

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  3. October edition of City Connection, hosted by Linda Gellasch. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will be joined by Kris Larson, president and CEO of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Larson and Mayor Bliss will discuss food trucks, the Calder Plaza redesign, GR Forward and other DGRI projects and news.

    Topics discussed included:
    - GR Forward & development in the city
    - the 3 big plans, including details about Calder Plaza
    - ArtPrize and the impact on city
    - the mayor's thoughts on the election & improving positivity in politics
    - maintaining & improving equity during revitalization
    - and more!

    A service of the Community Media Center
    grcmc.org
    10/3/2016

    For over 18 years, the mayors of Grand Rapids have hosted City Connection, a monthly, live call-in show on GRTV’s Livewire, Comcast channel 24. Mayor John Logie started the program in 1992 as a way to share mayoral perspective with Grand Rapidians and to bring a little more transparency to local government. City Connection is an opportunity to interact directly with one of our city’s top elected officials.

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  4. This month, Second Ward Commissioner Ruth Kelly is the guest on City Connection. Hosted by Linda Gellasch.
    Monday, September 12 2016
    Topics discussed included:
    - the new route for The Dash (for free!)
    - the "park once" initiative
    - neighborhoods and civic engagement
    - a discussion with local business owner Larry Zeiser
    - and much more!

    Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Bliss or a guest will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor or featured guest will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing, tweeting or just posting a question in the comments section at the bottom of the article page.

    City Connection is a service of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center.
    grcmc.org

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  5. This month's episode of City Connection features Commissioner Dave Shaffer talking about the city's sustainability plan. The episode will also feature Tom Almonte, assistant to the City Manager. Tom will focus on outreach efforts of the City and how citizens can interact with City Hall. The episode will air Monday, August 1 from 5 to 6 p.m.

    This month we feature a question from Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard, The Rapidian's Place Matters content coordinator.

    You can add your own questions each month by calling in, emailing, tweeting or just posting a question in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

    For over 18 years, the mayors of Grand Rapids have hosted City Connection, a monthly, live call-in show on GRTV’s Livewire, Comcast channel 24. Mayor John Logie started the program in 1992 as a way to share mayoral perspective with Grand Rapidians and to bring a little more transparency to local government. City Connection is an opportunity to interact directly with one of our city’s top elected officials.

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