Grand Rapids says recording device ban was due to ‘miscommunication’


By Anne Scheiber | Michigan Capitol Confidential

GRAND RAPIDS — The city of Grand Rapids has changed what it said was its policy banning electronic media coverage of Board of Review hearings.

At a hearing Monday to hear tax assessment complaints on a walk-in basis in which Michigan Capitol Confidential tried for a second time to record the proceedings, an attorney for the city said recording equipment was allowed this time and that its ban two weeks ago was due to a “misunderstanding” and “miscommunication.”

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.