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Monday, March 18,2013

Setting dates and a budget update

Lansing City Council to schedule two public hearings tonight, and the administration plans to give a budget update in Committee of the Whole

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, March 21 — The Lansing City Council has a thin agenda planned for tonight, but following the meeting, an administration representative is scheduled to give a budget update.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Securing recreation funds, shouting with the regulars and the governor affects the budget process

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, March 22 — Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting centered around scheduling a public hearing for next week’s meeting on whether the city should apply for state grant money to improve non-motorized transportation in west Lansing.
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Monday, March 18,2013

The list shrinks

Lansing cleans up its medical marijuana moratorium ordinance while East Lansing City Council votes to allow dispensaries

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, March 24 — The city of Lansing has whittled down the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that can operate during the roughly six-month moratorium that is scheduled to end on July 1.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Election clarity

How much would really be generated by the 4-mill property tax increase? Questions, answers and a protest regarding the May 3 ballot proposal

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, March 25 — In the past few weeks, opposition to the proposed 4-mill property tax increase on Lansing residents has claimed city officials are being disingenuous about what the millage really asks for.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Here comes a budget

The mayor is scheduled to unveil his proposed fiscal year 2012 budget at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, March 28 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is scheduled to present his proposed fiscal year 2012 budget at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

The mayor presents his budget and the Council debates park improvements

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, March 29 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero spoke with a solemn tone Monday evening in his office on the ninth floor of City Hall. He had just proposed a fiscal year 2012 budget to the City Council on the floor above — the smallest city budget since 2001.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Paying elected officials

Tonight’s Committee of the Whole to look at elected officials’ pay

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, April 4 — The Elected Officers Compensation Commission recommends that elected officials’ pay stay the same as it was in 2009.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Neighborhood video production

A Lansing couple seeks to open a video production studio in a south side neighborhood

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, April 6 — Lisa and Russell Davis have been producing short films and music videos for years, but never had a permanent studio to call home.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Crego gets cash

The state approves parks funding that will go toward reopening Crego Park

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, April 8 — The city has landed $500,000 in state grant money for reopening Lansing’s largest park, Parks Director Murdock Jemerson said.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Dispensary list amendments

A public hearing is scheduled tonight on amendments to the city’s list of authorized dispensaries

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, April 11 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing tonight on amendments to the city’s medical marijuana moratorium.
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