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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

City acquires parkland; some airport-area businesses voice concern over proposed tax sharing agreements

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Oct. 18 — The Lansing City Council voted unanimously Monday night to acquire 28.47 acres of parkland in west Lansing, and it’ll come nearly free of charge.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Council Night

425 agreements and millage support up for a vote

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Oct. 21 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote on a pair of tax sharing agreements with DeWitt Township Monday, paving the way for what city and township officials have said could be a catalyst for business development near the Capital Region Regional Airport.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

The Council supports the millage increase; 425s are approved; and opposition to state legislation that would ‘overstep our ability to protect civil rights’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Oct. 25 — The Lansing City Council “fully and enthusiastically” supports a property tax increase on city residents to bolster revenue for police, fire and road services, based on a resolution passed Monday night.
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Monday, March 18,2013

The politics get dirtier

A Chamber of Commerce ‘initiative’ is using the Pulse’s photos for its campaign literature without permission. Quinney’s campaign said the images are being doctored to make Quinney look ‘more menacing, more black.’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Oct. 28 — A Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce front group is using City Pulse property without permission in its campaign against City Council candidate Derrick Quinney. Moreover, Quinney’s camp is accusing the group, Greater Lansing Progress, of “race-baiting” by doctoring a photograph to make Quinney appear “more menacing, more black,” a consultant for Quinney said today.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Campaign cash refund

Lynne Martinez returns a $100 contribution from ‘Sam Eyde Construction Company’ out of fear that it may have violated campaign finance laws

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Oct. 31 — 1st Ward Lansing City Council candidate Lynne Martinez said today that she returned a $100 campaign contribution from “Sam Eyde Construction Company” out of uncertainty that the donation was from a corporation, which would have been illegal.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Council day

Buying, selling property and a Committee of the Whole meeting on Council’s Thursday afternoon agenda

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Nov. 2 – The Lansing City Council took Monday night off for Halloween, so it’ll meet Thursday afternoon at 1:30 to discuss a business loan and buying and selling property, followed by a Committee of the Whole meeting.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

City Council denounces Senate Republicans’ version of anti-bullying legislation; approves its budget policies and priorities for next fiscal year

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Nov. 8 — The Lansing City Council is urging the state House of Representatives to stray from the path paved by Senate Republicans last week on statewide anti-bullying legislation.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Council Night

The City Clerk urges the Council — again — to have fewer meetings in a year. Will the proposal make the February presidential primary ballot?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Nov. 11 — Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is at it again. After a failed attempt this summer to convince the City Council it meets too often and to reduce the number of its meetings, he’s asking Council members to reconsider.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Council, Bernero voice opposition to a U.S. Postal Service proposal to close its Collins Road processing facility; Council meeting proposal moves to committee

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Nov. 14 — A multi-billion dollar deficit faced by the U.S. Postal Service could have negative implications for local residents, businesses and agencies that depend on timely mail deliveries and local jobs, the Bernero administration announced tonight.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Council Night

The administration asks for permission to sell Waverly Golf Course (again) and an old parks maintenance building

by Andy Balaskovitz
Saturday, Nov. 19 — Potential ballot proposals for the Feb. 28 presidential primary election ballot keep coming in for Lansing City Council approval.
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