Charter Commission Election
Lansing's first Charter Commission held its inaugural meeting last night, where members voted on chair and vice chair, set their meeting schedule and discussed the rules and procedures by which they will operate.
Lansing Charter Revision Commission elects leaders, sets schedule in first meeting
WEDNESDAY, May 22 — Former Lansing City Council member Brian Jeffries will chair the city's first-ever City Charter revision commission, its members decided yesterday.
The Lansing Charter Commission: (Top row, from left) Guillermo Lopez, Jody Washington, Muhammad Qawwee; (middle row, from left) Brian Jeffries, Ben Dowd, Elizabeth Boyd; (bottom row, from left) Joan Bauer, Jazmin Anderson, Lori Adams Simon.
And your Lansing Charter Revision Commission is …
WEDNESDAY, May 8 — Name recognition appears to have played a big role in the election of nine candidates yesterday to serve on the first-ever Lansing Charter Revision Commission. The top …
(From left) Candidate Heath Lowry, 1st Ward voter Phillip Lamoureux and candidate Julie Vandenboom discuss the upcoming Lansing Charter Revision Commission election during a door-knocking session in early April.
Stage set for Lansing Charter Revision Commission election
The 36 candidates for Lansing’s Charter Revision Commission have expressed divergent views on significant changes they would tackle if chosen in next Tuesday’s special election.
18 Charter Commission candidates outline changes they would support
In mid-April, City Pulse asked the 36 candidates for Lansing's Charter Revision Commission to outline specific proposals they would consider implementing if they were elected to the nine-member commission on Tuesday. Eighteen responded.
Candidates for Lansing's Charter Revision Commission speak at a Lansing NAACP forum on April 18. (Top row from left) Joan Bauer, Stephen Purchase, Liz Boyd, Ted O'Dell, Corwin Smidt; (Middle row from left) Tim Knowlton, Dedria Humphries Barker, Lori Simon, Heath Lowry, Justin Sheehan, Layna Anderson; (Bottom row from left) Jesse Lasorda, Randy Dykhuis, Mitch Rice, Muhammad Qawwee, Ross Yednock, Julie Vandenboom.
Lansing Charter Revision Commission candidates doubt they can directly address issues of inequality
FRIDAY, April 19 — Revising Lansing’s City Charter to address “disparities in access to resources and opportunities” is unlikely, said most candidates at a Revision Commission forum yesterday sponsored by the local NAACP chapter. But some suggested ways such access could be addressed indirectly.
Our choices for Charter Commission
Lansing voters are now receiving absentee ballots for the city’s May 7 special election, in which nine members of the new Lansing Charter Commission will be selected.
As absentee ballots start getting mailed for the May 7 special election to serve on the Lansing Charter Revision Commission, nine candidates band together to counter endorsements of nine candidates by the unions and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Nine Lansing charter commission candidates join forces in response to chamber endorsements
Nine candidates for Lansing’s Charter Revision Commission announced today that they have formed an alliance in response to a separate slate of endorsements selected by …
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope at the new REO Elections Office, 1221 Reo Road, on opening say in January.
Absentee ballots go out today for the May 7 election for Lansing Charter Revision Commission
THURSDAY, March 28 — Absentee ballots for Lansing’s May 7 special election will be mailed out today to select nine of the 36 candidates to serve on the city’s Charter Revision …
Lansing’s old Post Office, built in 1894 and demolished in 1958, from a 1957 photo found by Lansing history buff Timothy Bowman. It sat on the corner of Michigan and Capitol avenues on what is now the plaza in front of City Hall. After the new downtown Post Office was opened in 1934, the old one was turned into an annex for the old City Hall, which is in the photo behind the current City Hall.
Mayor vs. city manager among issues a Charter Commission may debate
How can Lansing’s city government best serve the people? That question has been floated, discussed and debated ever since the city was incorporated in 1859, but with 51.6% of voters approving a Charter Commission last November, it may be more compelling now than ever.
A look at the 36 Lansing Charter Commission candidates
Lansing voters will decide on May 7 which nine of 36 candidates will serve on the Charter Revision Commission.
It was business as usual at the Lansing City Council meeting on Monday night. But that could change with the creation of the Lansing City Charter Review Commission. Candidates in the 36-member field for the nine positions are already talking about big changes in how the city is run.
Lansing’s Charter Revision Commission field set at 36 candidates
Joan Bauer thought she was through with politics.
Facing a Jan. 23 deadline, seven residents have filed as candidates to serve on the nine-member Lansing Charter Revision Commission
Wanted: Candidates for Lansing's charter revision commission
FRIDAY, Jan. 5 — With the candidate filing deadline for the Lansing Charter Revision Commission just 18 days off, only seven people have done so.
Lansing’s charter revision process a hot topic as first few candidates file
On Friday, Julie Vandenboom became the first candidate to file for the Lansing City Charter Commission election. “I’m not an attorney. I don’t feel like I’m a …
City Clerk Chris Swope answers questions regarding the process for establishing an election date for the nine-member Charter Revision Commission during Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting of the Lansing City Council.
Election date set for Lansing’s Charter Revision Commission
TUESDAY, Nov. 14  — The election date to select the nine members of Lansing’s Charter Revision Commission has been set for May 7 primary next year, City Clerk Chris Swope said today. …
Lansing City Hall.
Lansing voters say yes to a City Charter review commission
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8 — For the first time since the City Charter was created in 1978, voters yesterday narrowly approved creating a commission to review it for possible changes.
Lansing voters to decide whether to open up City Charter
The Lansing City Charter revision proposal on the Nov. 7 election ballot is either a waste of money or an exercise in democracy, depending on whom you ask.

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