“Sometimes those projections are right on the mark, sometimes they come in above or below (what we anticipated),” Bernero said to the Council. “The FY11 budget will come up short by as much as $1 million. To remedy this shortfall, I am required to use the Budget Stabilization Fund.
Rob Bitz stands next to two $32,500, 790-pound cigarette rolling machines in his Frandor tobacco shop. He shows where customers pour eight ounces of tobacco into the complicated machine run on an air compressor. Then he shows how to load the empty rolling tubes.
Did someone forget to tell Copedge he was replaced on the city’s Public Service Board, which he served on for nearly 15 years? That responsibility falls on the Bernero administration, which recommends appointments and reappointments to various boards and authorities.
Beyond the broken steps is a strange mow-job that Lansing District Schools spokesman Steve Serkaian said is due to heavy rain from a few weeks back, causing the maintenance staff to be “stretched thin” on such jobs.
The Lansing Jobs Coalition, which announced in December a petition drive that would have gauged Lansing residents’ support for selling or entrusting city land to a Native American tribe for the purpose of opening a casino, came up well short by Sunday’s deadline of the necessary 4,101 signatures to place it on the Aug.
Behind U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero was a compliment to brownfield redevelopment grants and tax incentives: the former Ottawa Power Station.
Assaults, shootings, destruction of property, underage drinking.That’s part of the illustrative history of 6810 S. Cedar St. on Lansing’s south side, the site of a 15,000 square-foot, two-story nightclub riddled with crime and party-fueled violence.
A’Lynne Robinson and Tina Houghton said they don’t agree with a provision in the draft ordinance that would limit new businesses to industrially zoned properties. They are two of the three members of the Public Safety Committee, which is crafting the ordinance.