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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Council’s action on Oliver Towers proposal is tabled for a week. Also a missed deadline for budget priorities

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Oct. 4 — The Lansing City Council will take another week before formally discussing a development agreement that would give the downtown Oliver Towers property to Davenport University in exchange for other downtown property.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Council Night

Oliver Towers land swap proposal scheduled for committee, City Council discussion. The Chamber of Commerce supports an open RFP process.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Oct. 7 — The proposed development agreement between the city of Lansing and Davenport University that could swap roughly three acres of downtown land is about to take the Lansing City Council’s center stage beginning Monday night.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Council Night

‘Natural’ land for the city; public hearings on tax sharing agreements

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Oct. 14 — The city is line to acquire nearly 30 acres of land for recreational and open space use in west Lansing.
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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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