Every so often we like to give our readers suggestions as to how they can help us in our mission to keep accountable to us those people and organizations who claim a public trust.
First of all, your feedback is important. If you know more about a story we have posted or a way we can get the government to work better or need to tell how we got things right or wrong, give us your feedback by clicking on the "comments" button at the end of the relevant article.
Second, let us know about problems you have encountered with the government, schools, media, hospitals, etc. Make a comment to the appropriate article or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third, contact the official responsible for a problem we have written about. A relatively small number of concerned citizens can make a difference in Grand Rapids, if our elected officials hear from us. To facilitate this, we periodically post the e-mail addresses of public officials and others, like this. So keep an eye out for this information. Otherwise, send us an e-mail about the person you want to contact, and we'll send you the contact info.
Fourth, get the word out about us. We are unique in the Grand Rapids area. No one else is casting the critical eye we do and then reporting what we learn to the public. Tell your family, friends, and co-workers to check out our website. Also, if you have your own website or blog, we always appreciate a link to us.
Finally, if you can spare the time, let us know if you can volunteer to help out with our projects.
As always, thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to learn about how business really gets done in River City.