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Tuesday, October 5,2010

Kids in the Hall

The city’s ‘intent’: $3 million for a consolidated service garage

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Oct. 5 — The Lansing City Council passed a resolution 7-1 at Monday’s meeting supporting borrowing $3 million to consolidate the city’s two maintenance garages. Those bonds will be paid off in 20 years at an interest rate of 4 percent rather than 5 percent (thanks, stimulus package).
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Monday, October 4,2010

Talking tax breaks

The Lansing City Council will hold four public hearings at tonight’s meeting on tax incentives for various redevelopment projects. The Council will also vote on bonds for a new service garage

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Oct. 4 — Tax incentives for three proposed redevelopment projects expected to bring jobs and rehabilitate contaminated property in the city will be discussed at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting.
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Wednesday, September 29,2010

Kids in the Hall

Lansing City Council adds last minute amendment to snow and ice removal; Monday’s meeting dominated by a controversial contract with a city employee

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Sept. 28 -- The Lansing City Council put on quite a show during Monday’s five-hour meeting, and fireworks began shortly after the Council unanimously approved a special land use permit for Abundant Grace Faith Church at 5750 S. Cedar St.
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Wednesday, September 29,2010

A vision for where the Deluxe Inn stood

Local developers unveil a $30 million vision for a longtime blighted property near downtown and REO Town

by Andy Balaskovitz
This piece of bare land makes developers’ eyes light up because of its close proximity to downtown, I-496 and the Grand River. It’s no wonder it has taken only two months to go from an eyesore to a graffiti-covered canvas painted by local artists, to Lansing Fire Department training grounds to bare land with a “Redevelop Ready” poster out front.
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Wednesday, September 29,2010

Risk averted or greed asserted?

As new federal health care regulations took effect Thursday, dozens in Ingham County lose coverage: an ‘unintended consequence.’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Fifty-four employees from 18 local businesses (including City Pulse) were notified recently that U.S. Health and Life Insurance Co. will terminate the 6-year-old Ingham County Advantage health insurance plan, effective Dec. 31. It is known as the “third share plan” because the county subsidizes roughly one-third of the premium.
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Wednesday, September 29,2010

Committee talk

Why does the Public Safety Committee meet so much, anyway?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tim Kaltenbach was surprised when he heard the news that Jessica Yorko, his successor on the Lansing City Council, had missed 27 of 33 Public Safety Committee meetings in roughly seven months.
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Monday, September 27,2010

Snow and church

The Lansing City Council votes tonight on the snow and ice removal ordinance and granting a special land use permit to a mega church

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Sept. 27 — After nearly two years, the proposed snow and ice removal ordinance, which grants the city permission to clear snow from sidewalks if residents fail to do so (and charges them), is up for a vote at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting.
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Thursday, September 23,2010

Climate change and the Great Lakes

MSU faculty behind a five-year, $4.2 million federal grant to make Great Lakes climate change research more succinct, useful

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Sept. 23 — Climate change research done on the Great Lakes region is a hodgepodge and in most cases not very useful for policymakers. Researchers from Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Ohio State University seek to change that, thanks to a $4.2 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Hard rain

Suspicions arise that the Grand River took on coal ash in addition to sewage and storm water after Thursday’s rain

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Lansing Board of Water and Light is midway through moving 450,000 cubic yards of toxic legacy coal ash ' the byproduct of burning coal that contains arsenic, mercury and boron ' from its property north of Comfort Street to a safer storage facility.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

Bueller ... Bueller

Fourth Ward Councilwoman Jessica Yorko’s committee attendance in sharp contrast with her colleagues’

by Andy Balaskovitz
At a Sept. 13 City Council meeting, regular attendee John Pollard presented a Freedom of Information Act request he filed with the city asking for all Council members’ attendance records at committee meetings. He rattled off all eight members’ attendance records since Jan.
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