City Commission Policies
City Commission policies are approved by the City Commission. These policies are sets of rules, procedures, and guidelines that govern the City Commission and City Employees.
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Procedure for submitting proposed policies to the Grand Rapids City Commission. Enacted February 13, 1963.
City Commission Policy to establish a procedure for the handling of personal injury, property damage, and sewer backup claims against the City. Enacted February 21, 1984. Revised February 6, 2007.
200-03 Claims Authority and Procedure(PDF, 201KB)
City Commission Policy to establish a process for confidentiality agreements between elected officials, appointed officers and employees of the City of Grand Rapids. Enacted June 19, 2007
100-05 Confidentiality Agreements(PDF, 45KB)
City Commission Policy to define program goals of the Corridor Improvement Authority and designation of one or more Corridor Improvement Districts within the City of Grand Rapids. Enacted November 13, 2007.
Corridor Improvement Authority (900-49)
To set forth the City’s commitment to ensuring equal services to all persons, regardless of immigration status and/or national origin. Enacted 11/14/2017.
Equal Service Policy(PDF, 177KB)
City Commission Policy to provide loans to homeowners lacking other resources to correct exterior conditions which are a hazard. Enacted March 15, 1988. Revised April 29, 1997.
Exterior Repair Loans (900-18)(PDF, 19KB)
City Commission Policy to provide principles to guide public and private decision-making, which affects the provision of housing and the maintenance of neighborhoods throughout the City. Enacted March 9, 1965. June 6, 1982.
Housing Policy (900-26)(PDF, 15KB)
City Commission Policy about the City’s commitment to bring to action the "Open City" principles of transparency, participation, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation. Enacted December 13, 2006.
100-07 Open City Policy (PDF, 154KB)
City Commission Policy to identify the policies, practices, and procedures to be employed by the City Commission. Enacted April 30, 1974. Revised December 4, 2004.
200-01 Open Meetings Act(PDF, 12KB)
City Commission Policy to strengthen the competitive position of downtown building owners and managers and ease the transition of suburban workers into the downtown environment. Enacted November 14, 1995.
Parking Incentive Plan (900-33)(PDF, 10KB)
City Commission Policy to provide guidelines for the administration of relocation assistance to low and moderate income persons. Enacted January 27, 1976. Revised March 7, 1989.
Relocation Assistance (900-16)(PDF, 13KB)
City Commission Policy to define the basis upon which the City of Grand Rapids shall enter into agreements with other municipalities for the repair and maintenance of borderline streets. Enacted November 24, 1959.
Repair of Borderline Streets (1000-11)(PDF, 9KB)
City Commission Policy to about requesting the City’s consent for the vacation of a public right-of-way. Enacted February 13, 1963. December 15, 2015.
Street Vacations (1000-01)(PDF, 11KB)
City Commission Policy to ensure equal employment opportunities and non-discriminatory practices in the City of Grand Rapids. Enacted June 18, 1991. Revised October 27, 2015.
Workforce Diversity (600-11)(PDF, 29KB)