Public Policy News Archive

June, 2014

  • Zoning and police power ordinances are not the same, and should not be mixed together

    June 19, 2014 | Kurt H. Schindler | There are three types of ordinances local government might adopt. Important to focus on the difference between police power ordinances and zoning ordinances.

  • Parklets for placemaking

    June 13, 2014 | Brad Neumann | A new guide from the City of Grand Rapids makes it easier for businesses and citizens alike to undertake placemaking projects that attract pedestrians, increase retail activity and provided needed green space and bike parking.