One thing I’ve learned during my eight years as mayor of Lansing is that change is hard. The status quo is a powerful force, and most people, especially politicians, are firmly wedded to keeping things just as they are
Monday, July 8 — The Lansing City Council’s first look at the new lease agreement between the city and a private company for the Kenneth A. Hope Soccer Complex came with questions about the contract and the lessee at tonight’s Committee of the Whole meeting.
Friday, July 5 — In less than six months, the Lansing City Council has lost two of its most vocal and regular critics from the public. Darnell Oldham Sr., known for biting speeches amplified by repetition and the occasional pause, passed away on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 66.
Something happened at the Walnut Neighborhood Organization’s meeting Thursday that has never happened since Niowave Inc. celebrated the opening of a new 14,000-square-foot pole barn as part of its expansion. Someone from Niowave showed up.
Three Lansing-area townships have been pushing since May for local non-discrimination policies that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. The Lansing School District is making similar moves. But one player is missing from the party: Lansing Township.
Before we even consider taxes, the standard of living of those at the top has pulled away from the standard of living of those in the middle and the bottom. When we pile a regressive tax system on top of an income distribution that is becoming more and more unequal, it adds up to an especially hard double whammy for everyone except those at the top,” Ballard said.
Monday, July 1 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership are asking the City Council to revoke a 12-year tax incentive for the Temple Club redevelopment project in Old Town because developers have missed completion deadlines.