By Tommy Allen, Lifestyle Editor
On May 3, it is in our hands to make a positive impact in our community by voting yes for expanded public transportation.
Few elections matter more than the one that will, in many ways, directly impact our region for years to come. It may even determine if your children or grandchildren will decide to remain here or move on. All data points that this is what hangs in the balance.
Of course, there are plenty of other items on the ballot that are equally as important to our future. Who will sit as a trustee at the Grand Rapids Community College?
Will it be a person with true education experience? Or someone who just wants to push a short-term agenda that is severely anti-diversity -- an unwelcoming move in our region that is not a part of the education excellence we have crafted in all of our institutions of higher learning in our region for decades.