Wednesday, Aug. 3 — Incumbent Carol Wood easily made it through the City Council primary election Tuesday, taking 55 percent of the vote. In 2009, she lost her bid for mayor 62 percent to 37 percent to Mayor Virg Bernero.
Thursday, Aug. 4 — The Bernero administration will try again this month to get approval of putting the sale of Red Cedar and Waverly golf course land on the ballot, this time in the Nov. 8 General Election.
Monday, Aug. 8 — Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope’s cost-saving plan to cut the number of yearly City Council meetings in half — putting it in line with most other Michigan cities — failed to make it out of a Council committee last week.
Tuesday, Aug. 9 — Most of the action at Monday’s City Council meeting arose outside of scheduled business on the agenda. It began with the administration’s notice that it stopped replaying Committee of the Whole meetings on public access television.
Wednesday, Aug. 10 — What does Attorney General Bill Schuette, a former Michigan Court of Appeals judge who advocated against the state medical marijuana initiative in 2008, think about as he drives to his Lansing office and perhaps passes a few dispensaries on his way?
Friday, Aug. 12 — At-Large Lansing City Council candidate Rory Neuner is appealing to local, statewide and national progressive groups. The 4th Ward Progressives, Equality Michigan Pride PAC and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund all announced endorsements for Neuner’s campaign this week.