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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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Monday, March 18,2013

Finish line to starting line

City officials, the Eyde Co. announce a finalized development agreement to restore the Knapp’s building downtown. With financing in place, next comes construction.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Nov. 21 — The ambitious, $36 million redevelopment of a downtown landmark is poised to begin this winter and, if all goes to plan, will be complete in about two years.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Bernero says Red Cedar vote two weeks ago is a good omen for potentially selling the old Waverly Golf Course

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Nov. 21 — For the third election in a row, Mayor Virg Bernero is asking voters for permission to sell the former Waverly Golf Course and an adjacent park on the west side. But first — and what is yet to happen — a majority of the Lansing City Council must approve of the resolution to put the question before voters.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Council Night

Committee of the Whole scheduled to take up possible ballot proposals

by Andy Balaskovitz
Sunday, Nov. 27 — The Lansing City Council’s Committee of the Whole is scheduled to take up three issues Monday night that could lead to proposals appearing on Feb. 28 ballots.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Council Night

Will Council move forward with plans to sell more parkland, reduce the number of its meetings?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Dec. 2 — Lansing residents could find out Monday night whether the City Council is on board with letting voters decide if the body should have fewer yearly meetings and if the city can sell 120 acres of parkland.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Council delays action, again, on potential ballot proposals; public hearings and new polling places upcoming

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Dec. 6 — With three Lansing City Council members absent from Monday’s Committee of the Whole and full Council meetings, action on two potential ballot proposals stalled yet again.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Council Night

Ballot proposals, tax incentives part of packed City Council agenda Monday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Saturday, Dec. 10 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote on 28 resolutions and an ordinance Monday night, which includes three potential ballot proposals that must first make it out of Committee of the Whole.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

In its last meeting of 2011, Council debates voter turnout as it rejects two ballot proposals to potentially sell parkland

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Dec. 13 — At the heart of the Lansing City Council’s rejection Monday night of two ballot proposals to potentially sell city-owned parkland was a disagreement on whether voters should be asked in February or in August and when more would show up.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

It’s Jeffries and Dunbar: Council finally selects a president, moves on to actual work

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Jan. 10 — Now that the Lansing City Council has a president and vice president, it’s finally time to move on to actual business.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Deadlock: Council has a hard time agreeing on a new president

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Jan. 5 — 2:25 p.m. It’s like the Twilight Zone on the 10th floor of City Hall today. The Lansing City Council keeps voting down the same three Council members to lead the legislative body for 2012 in 4-4 votes, expecting different results. The Council can’t agree on whether to elect Kathie Dunbar, Brian Jeffries or A’Lynne Robinson for president.
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