Mission issue on ballot


This short story is based upon the Greenville city government’s decision to put the future of a mission on the ballot in November. Does the article provide readers/voters with enough information to make an informed decision? Why is no one sourced in this story?

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GREENVILLE — Voters will decide Nov. 7 whether an ordinance allowing rescue missions will stay on the books. Montcalm County Clerk Kristen Millard has approved language for a referendum, forced by opponents to a mission in the former Faith Baptist Church. City Clerk Bradley Hool said 598 petition signatures were deemed valid, 101 more than required. If the ordinance is overturned, it merely means the city cannot regulate shelters, City Manager George Bosanic said. Hope Ministries may still operate a shelter through a permit requested from planning commissioners, City Attorney Richard Butler said. The commission is to rule on the permit Sept. 14.


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