Judge Dismisses Grand Rapids Road Tax Ballot Lawsuit

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Mach 20, 2014) — The decision to repair Grand Rapids city streets and sidewalks will be on the ballot after a circuit court judge dismissed a lawsuit on the proposal Thursday.

The judge ruled that the city did follow all proper procedures when scheduling the May election, according to a release.

The lawsuit was filed by Grand Rapids Taxpayers Association, whose members claimed that the city failed to meet the deadline for proposals to be certified by the county clerk.

An attorney for the group said that they’re trying to save Grand Rapids money because the election would be “invalid.”

The tax would last for 15 years and will be on the May 6 ballot.

3 comments

  • TheFoundingFathers

    Lmfao….government at it's finest. Grand Rapids is a shithole anyway. No need to take more taxpayer money and misappropriate it as usual. When will you fools learn that the roads will NEVER BE FIXED.

  • tracyd112

    Do you really think the Judge is not in on this with the city?I believe that when a case like this comes up it should be moved to another city for a decision.I hate how the city or State gets what they want no matter what it is BECAUSE WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT THE ALL LAY TOGETHER i MEAN ALL PLAY TOGETHER OR DRINK TOGETHER.LIKE ALWAYS CROOKS AT THEIR BEST AND NO ONE DOES ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
    WHERE IS ALL THE LOTTERY MONEY FOR SCHOOLS AND ROADS? OH THAT RIGHT SNYDER USED PART OF IT FOR HIS SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL THEY ARE ALL TOGETHER SO WHY EVEN PUT IT IN FRONT OF A CROOKED JUDGE.

  • Pips

    Yeah, no one saw this coming. The fact is, government officials want shitty roads so they can always ask for more money using the promise of better roads and keep their union donors happy by keeping their sheep employed. It's all one big scam on the taxpayer. If the voters were intelligent they would vote that crap down and then kick out every single politician regardless of their party or their accomplishments. The only way to get a government that really works for the people is to make them afraid of the people. It's a shame that will never happen because the people have been dumbed down by an over-funded educational system.

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