GR City Commission, Vote NO on the Proposed Budget!
The 2022 budget for the City of Grand Rapids was proposed April 27 and is going through the review process for approval by May 20. At 438 pages, the budget is neither accessible nor easy to read, and the review timeline is far too short for meaningful engagement from the wider community. What's more, it gives $700,000 more to the GRPD, willfully denying thousands who have called to #DefundTheGRPD and #StopPoliceViolence. Write your email now to tell the commission they must vote NO on the proposed budget! They must start over with participatory budgeting to defund the GRPD and pay for programs that uplift communities. The sample letter on the next page lists our full demands.