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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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Monday, March 18,2013

Update: Kids in the Hall

The Council’s image takes another hit as it postpones electing leaders until Monday. Robinson: ‘To continue to go around this mulberry bush is not effective.’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Jan. 5 — 5:10 p.m. If the Lansing City Council — with a newly elected member on board — hoped to start 2012 with an image of cooperation and compromise, it failed to do so today.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Council Day

Revisiting the sale of Waverly Park on Council’s Thursday afternoon agenda

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Jan. 18 — Lansing City Council President Brian Jeffries is wasting little time revisiting a pair of ballot proposals he rejected a few months ago.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Waverly moves forward and a Councilwoman’s husband sticks up for his wife

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Jan. 19 — In unceremonious fashion, the Lansing City Council today moved on a proposal to sell 120 acres of city-owned parkland.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Lansing casino: '3-fer'

Unveiling the next phase of entertainment development in Lansing: A downtown casino

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Jan. 23 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will unveil plans this morning for a tribal casino in downtown Lansing, a major economic development project meant to create jobs, fund the Lansing Promise education fund and turn the city’s convention center from a “loss leader” to “profit center,” he said.
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