NEWS: Joshua Meringa is endorsed by RIGHT TO LIFE MICHIGAN PAC!

Grandville-Jenison Chamber of Commerce Grandville City Council Candidate Bios & Questions

Click below to read Councilman Meringa's responses to the Chamber's questions for Grandville City Council candidates

issues & priorities

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FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY & OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

  • Limited government, efficiency, accountability, responsible spending and transparency
  •  Deliver high quality, cost-effective public services that provide value to the community 
  • Maintain a low millage rate
  • Maintain Aa2 bond rating and General Fund balances above 15%
  • Private sector collaboration and competitive bidding for City projects
  • Inter-governmental cooperation to achieve efficiencies and cost savings
  • Adopt technology and innovations to improve city operations and accessibility
  • Encourage increased public engagement and communication with citizens concerning community issues

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QUALITY OF LIFE

  • Preserve and enhance complete, connected, safe and walkable neighborhoods
  • Support long term community needs through well planned, managed, and cost effective infrastructure and green spaces, including parks & recreational improvements
  • Improve the quality and safety of our neighborhoods
  • Maintaining and improving residential property values
  • Encourage the community to come together to interact and build relationships through programs, services, events and great public spaces
  • Promote environmental stewardship and adopt sustainable practices
  • Enhance collaboration and build upon partnerships with local public & private school systems

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Public/Private collaborations to promote an attractive economic environment, provide essential local services, and create a dynamic and prosperous community
  • Foster positive relationships with the private sector to encourage job growth, private investment, and redevelopment within existing commercial core areas
  • Support a vibrant downtown where businesses thrive and community gathers!