While a majority of BWL’s customers are in the city of Lansing, the utility’s title may be a slight misnomer. It provides water or electricity (or both) to East Lansing, DeWitt and nine townships, including Delta, Lansing Meridian and Delhi.
Before joining the BWL in July 2007, General Manager J. Peter Lark, 62, was chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission, appointed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2003. In that role in 2006, he wrote a 48-page report for Granholm called “Michigan’s 21st Century Electric Energy Plan,” a roadmap for developing more renewables and energy efficiency.
Billy Crystal’s Saturday Night Live character Fernando said it best: “It’s better to look good than to feel good.”
In the aftermath of the BWL Ice- Pocolypse, it’s not how you handled the actual problem as much as how you looked doing it. And “dahling, you’re not looking mahvelous.”
Given the wide variety of architecture in greater Lansing, a vacant lot is not a likely Eye Candy subject. However, considering the building that had been at this site, the decision to remove it provided a marked improvement.
The Lansing Police Department is the subject of a recent U.S. Department of Justice report showing instances of poor financial management and misallocation of federally awarded funds over the past five years.
Wednesday, Jan. 8 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero today asked the Michigan Public Service Commission for help in conducting an “independent review” of the Board of Water and Light’s handling of last month’s ice storm after the utility has done its own.