Proven. Independent. Leadership.
In my four years of service on the East Grand Rapids City Commission, my focus has always been you, the residents of East Grand Rapids, and your quality of life. The results speak volumes about my priorities for East Grand Rapids.
Property values are higher than they've ever been and remain the highest in Kent County.
- City services are stable despite declining state revenue sharing and falling general operating millage rates.
- We completed the Reeds Lake Trail and are installing a new bridge over the channel using a blend of federal funds and private donations.
- Our parks and library are well maintained and enjoy higher utilization rates than ever before.
- We continue to replace aging infrastructure as quickly as finances allow.
Moving East Grand Rapids Forward
With your help, I will continue the forward-looking work we started four years ago. Progress takes effort and I am ready to work for you.
- Replacing roads, repairing sewers, planting trees and maintaining parks promotes a better quality of life for residents of East Grand Rapids. Our infrastructure is my top priority.
- Expanding our innovative partnership between city and schools is necessary to continue our excellence in education. The partnership saves money and acknowledges the value of education in our community.
- Simplifying city code with an eye toward improving the balance of neighborhood character and property rights of individual homeowners elevates the desirability of East Grand Rapids. Property values are on the rise and over 10 times as many homes were remodeled as were rebuilt in each of the last two years.
- Encouraging development of the vacant land in Gaslight Village will beautify the city, diversify our tax base and ensure that we remain a destination for visitors and residents.
My proven, independent leadership provides a foundation to address these challenges (and more) in the next four years. City government works best when practical leadership wins out over personal agendas. My time in office demonstrates dedication to analysis over ideology, pragmatism over emotion, and open dialogue over indifference.
Please vote for Brian Miller, Ward 3 City Commissioner on November 3rd, 2015.