GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - By 204 votes, Grand Rapids voters approved an increase in thecity's income tax to 1.5% for residents and .65% for nonresidents,an out-of-pocket cost between $100-$200 per year.
The hike will generate about$7.5 million to fund a new manpower squad for the firedepartment, and 10 community policing officers. Of those funds,$2.5 million will go directly to police and fire.
With all the precincts reporting, the tax hike was approved9763-9559.
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