City Commission sets dates/times of 2023 meetings

Published on December 07, 2022


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids City Commission yesterday adopted a new meeting schedule for 2023. Following the recommended suggested schedule contained in the Grand Rapids City Charter, the City Commission’s first meeting of the month will be held at 2 p.m. and its second meeting of the month will be held at 7 p.m. In addition, the commission set the dates of the next three Commission Night Out meetings in the City’s three wards – March 28, June 13 and September 19.

City Commission sub-committees will remain the same. The new City Commission meeting schedule is as follows:

  • 8 a.m. – Committee on Appointments
  • 8:30 a.m. – Fiscal Committee
  • 9:15 a.m. – Community Development Committee
  • 10 a.m. – Committee of the Whole
  • 12:30 p.m. – Economic Development Project Team (1st meeting of each month)
  • 2 p.m. – City Commission (1st meeting of each month)
  • 3 p.m. – Public Safety Committee (2nd meeting of the month)
  • 7 p.m. – City Commission (2nd meeting of each month)

The City Commission approves a calendar of regularly scheduled meeting dates annually under the Open Meetings Act of the State of Michigan and the Code of Ordinances of the City of Grand Rapids. In accordance with Chapter 2, Article 1, sections 1.21 and 1.22 of the City Code of Ordinances, the City Commission shall meet in regular session twice each calendar month, and such meetings shall be held on Tuesdays. At least one regular meeting of the City Commission each month shall be held in the evening at 7 p.m. The remaining regular meetings each month that are not held at 7 p.m. shall be held in the afternoon at 2 p.m.

City Clerk Joel Hondorp said the new meeting schedule was made in consultation with Mayor Bliss, commissioners, City administration and staff.

“The new schedule allows those who cannot attend or watch the traditional evening meetings to now catch at least one at a more convenient time,” Hondorp said. “This new schedule allows us to be more transparent and open local government up to more residents and stakeholders.”

The meetings will continue to take place on the Ninth Floor City Commission Chambers located inside City Hall, 300 Monroe, NW. The Grand Rapids Information Network, Comcast Channel 26, will broadcast and live stream all meetings on the City of Grand Rapids’ Facebook page and YouTube channel.


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