Greg Sundstrom http://michiganradio.org en Smoking or possessing pot in Grand Rapids now 'decriminalized' http://michiganradio.org/post/smoking-or-possessing-pot-grand-rapids-now-decriminalized <p>Nearly six months after Grand Rapids voters passed a charter amendment to decriminalize marijuana, the city is implementing the change this week. You <a href="http://grcity.us/Media%20Release/MEDIA%20RELEASE%20-%20Marijuana%204-30-2013.pdf">can read the rules </a>here.</p><p>The delay comes in part because the Kent County prosecutor sued the city when it tried to implement the change in December.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:04:20 +0000 Lindsey Smith 12351 at http://michiganradio.org Smoking or possessing pot in Grand Rapids now 'decriminalized' Transforming city government in Grand Rapids http://michiganradio.org/post/transforming-city-government-grand-rapids <p>Today elected officials in Grand Rapids adopted<a href="http://www.grcity.us/download_upload/binary_object_cache/frontpage_FINAL%20FY12%20PRELIM%20BOOK%20SHELL%20DOC.pdf"> a budget for 2012</a>. The plan closes a $6 million budget gap in the city&rsquo;s general fund.</p><p>The plan includes money for a new &lsquo;transformation fund&rsquo; &ndash; which can only be used for one-time investments in long-term structural changes.</p> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:36:49 +0000 Lindsey Smith 2979 at http://michiganradio.org Transforming city government in Grand Rapids