The Grand Rapids city commission decided to move forward with a millage renewal to help fund the Grand Rapids Public Library on Tuesday, July 11.

Voters first approved the millage in 1997 to help pay for extensive renovations to the main library downtown and build three new branches across the city.

If approved, a homeowner's taxes will remain the same.

The money will be used to improve early learning programs and update digital resources.

The issue will appear on the November ballot.

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