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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders

Washington, D.C. - Today, Lansing Mayor Andy Shor was selected as one of nine leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a selective national network of state and local leaders led by Honorary Co-Chairs ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Lansing Fire Chief Randy Talifarro to Resign

(LANSING) – The City of Lansing and East Lansing announce that Fire Chief Randy Talifarro will resign from his position as Lansing Fire Chief effective July 1st, 2018, but will continue to serve as the City of East Lansing Fire Chief. Lansing an...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Pine Street to be Resurfaced

(LANSING) – The City of Lansing Public Service Department announces that Pine Street surface reconstruction will begin on Monday, May 14th. The project is expected to be completed by May 25th.“Pine Street is desperately in need of repa...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Lansing Promise Capital City Classic is Saturday, May 12th

(LANSING) – The first-ever Lansing Promise Capital City Classic Baseball Tournament will be held this Saturday, May 12th at Cooley Law School Stadium in downtown Lansing. Eastern, Everett, Lansing Catholic and Sexton High School will compete in a four-gam...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Grant Funding Awarded to Lansing by HUD

Lansing is receiving the following grants from the Michigan/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): 

Community Development Block Grant of $2,006,536

A HOME Grant of $794,822

Emergency Solutions Grant of $167,605

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Adado Riverfront Park Re-Visioning Phase One Complete

Adado Riverfront Park Re-Visioning Phase One Complete

Groundwork Completed for New Permanent Stage

Lansing, Michigan – More than four years in the making, the Adado Riverfront Park stage project has completed phase one. The proje...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Seven Opportunity Zones Announced in Lansing

Seven Opportunity Zones Announced in Lansing

 

Designation of Opportunity Zones in Lansing will Incent Investment Along Vital Corridors Throughout the City

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor today announced that seven opportuni...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Flooding Disaster Assistance Available for Lansing Home and Business Owners

Flooding Disaster Assistance Available for Lansing Home and Business Owners

(LANSING) – The Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Lansing to serve victims of the area’s Febru...

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Posted on: March 31, 2018

Officer Involved Shooting

Officer Involved Shooting

 

On March 31, 2018 at approximately 10:10 a.m., Lansing Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of Martin Luther King (MLK) and Mary on a report of shots fired. While en route, officers were updated by the ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Mayor Schor Presents First Executive Budget Recommendation to City Council

Mayor Andy Schor Presents First Executive Budget Recommendation to City Council

Proposed FY 2019 Budget Includes Plans to Strengthen Neighborhoods, Invest in Infrastructure and Enhance City Efficiencies

(LANSING) – Today Mayor Andy Schor u...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

City Hall Redevelopment Project Placed on Hold

City Hall Redevelopment Project Placed on Hold

Mayor Andy Schor’s Team to Evaluate Regional Efforts

Lansing, MI – Mayor Andy Schor and his team have decided to pause plans of moving forward with the City Hall project until all of the imp...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Mayor Schor Establishes Diversity Advisory Council

Mayor Schor Establishes Diversity Advisory Council

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor has issued his second Executive Order to establish and create the Mayor’s Diversity Advisory Council that will provide expertise, resources and support in citywide diversity ac...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Lansing Flood Mitigation Efforts Prevent $2.24M in Residential Flood Damage

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor announced today that efforts conducted by the City of Lansing for hazard mitigation during the recent flood emergency saved Lansing residents over $2 million dollars in last month’s flooding.

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

City of Lansing Rescinds State of Emergency

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor rescinds the City of Lansing State of Emergency at 3:00 PM today, March 2, 2018. On February 21, 2018, pursuant to Section 10 of Public Act 390, as amended, a State of Emergency was declared in the City of Lansing in anticipation ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2018

City of Lansing Sees Significant Improvement in Flooding Situation

The City of Lansing remains under a state of emergency due to flooding in the Lansing area; however, all three rivers have begun to recede. The barrier at Kalamazoo Street and US-127 dramatically reduced the flooding effects in Urbandale neighborhood and ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

City of Lansing has Amended the Recommended Evacuation Order

The City of Lansing remains under a state of emergency due to flooding in the Lansing area, however, evacuated residents may return to their homes if it’s accessible. Both the Sycamore Creek and Red Cedar River have begun to recede. The Grand River is sti...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Mayor and Emergency Management Get Bird's-Eye View of Flooding

Mayor and Emergency Management get Bird’s-Eye View of Flooding

Water is continuing to rise and moving at a dangerous pace

(LANSING) – The City of Lansing remains under a state of emergency due to flooding in the Lansing area. The Grand R...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Street Closure Map Due to Flooding

Stay updated on street closures and flood areas in various neighborhoods throughout the Lansing area with our street closure map.

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

City of Lansing Flooding Update

City of Lansing Flooding Update

(LANSING) – The City of Lansing remains under a state of emergency due to flooding in the Lansing area. The Grand River, Sycamore Creek and the Red Cedar will have crested, or reached their highest point of water l...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Volunteer & Donation Information for Neighbors Impacted by Flooding

Volunteers who would like to help during the response and recovery efforts can sign up by clicking here

Monetary donations for flood victims should be directed to the Red Cross by calling 517-484-7461.

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Road Closures as of 8:40AM on 2/22/18

The following roads are closed due to flooding include: 

  •  Jolly from Pennsylvania to Dunckel
  • Aurelius from Miller to Cavanaugh
  • Pennsylvania from Hazel to Baker
  • Lindbergh from Pennsylvania to Mount Hope
  • Kalamazoo from Clippert to Homer
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Posted on: February 21, 2018

State of Emergency Declared in Lansing Area due to Flooding

Mayor Andy Schor and Lansing Township Supervisor Diontrae Hayes have declared a State of Emergency in Lansing and Lansing Township due to imminent flooding in various neighborhoods throughout the Lansing area. City officials have recommended that everyone...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Lansing Area Flooding Update

Mayor Andy Schor, Lansing Township Supervisor Diontrae Hayes and the Lansing Office of Emergency Management are recommending evacuation in various neighborhoods due to possible flooding. City Officials recommend that everyone whose home is in the possible...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

City Streets Closed due to Weather

We are building a list of streets that are closed due to the weather.

City phone service has been restored, call 517-483-4161 to report street flooding and other issues. 

You can also report water on road through Lansing Connect by choosing the loc...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Flooding Potential for the City of Lansing

With the rain already received, the frozen ground, and the forecasted rain for the next 24 hours, parts of the City of Lansing are expected to see moderate to major flooding in some neighborhoods and business areas.

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Re-Submittal Opportunity Announced for New City Hall Location

Re-Submittal Opportunity Announced for New City Hall Location

Lansing seeks supplemental proposals from original City Hall RFP Responders

Lansing, MI – The City of Lansing’s efforts to sell the Capital Vista Plaza property and find a new...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

54-A District Court Closure

54-A DISTRICT COURT CLOSURE

February 12, 2018

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For Immediate Release

For Further Information Contact:

NAME Anethia O. Brewer

TITLE Court Administrator

PHONE (517) 483-4538

54-A District Court will be closed to the public on Friday, February ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Mayor Schor's First Executive Order Approved by Council

Mayor Schor’s First Executive Order Approved by Council

(LANSING) – Tonight, Mayor Schor’s first Executive Order (EO 1) to reorganize citydepartments was approved by City Council. Under EO 1, the Department of Planning andNeig...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

City Facilities to Close Early Today Due to Severe Weather

(LANSING) – Due to increased forecasted amounts of snowfall from the National Weather Service, City Hall, 54-A District Court and related city facilities, including community centers, will close at 3:00PM today and all non-essential personnel wi...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

City of Lansing Prepared for Snowstorm

(LANSING) – Due to current inclement weather, the City of Lansing Public Service Department will have winter maintenance vehicles on city roads continuously throughout the storm. Main roads are the first priority and residential roads will be ad...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Google to bring its "Grow with Google" Tour to Lansing

 

Google to bring its ‘Grow with Google’ Tour to Lansing

Two-day event to help Michiganders gain new, evolving skills needed for jobs in tech and across other industries, and grow their business in the digital economy

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Mayor Schor's Transition Team Reports Complete

Upon election, Mayor Andy Schor selected an experienced slate of Lansing leaders to lead the transition team. The team put together a report including policy recommendations to the Mayor on education, economic and business development, neighborhoods and p...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

City of Lansing Welcomes Women’s March Participants

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that Lansing will be ready to assist with the Women’s March on Sunday, January 21.

Lansing City Hall will be available as a warming center during the event. City Hall will open its doors from 12-2 PM. The first fl...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Lansing Brewing Company Releases the New Mayoral Beer

Schor Style Logo

Lansing Brewing Company- known as Lansing’s Best Brewery voted by the people of Lansing - kept its tradition by releasing a new mayoral beer to honor the city’s new mayor, Andy Schor.

It started with an IPA beer named for the former may...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Mayor Schor Seeks Improved Efficiency through Department Reorganization

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has issued his first Executive Order, which has been submitted to City Council.

Under EO 1, the Department of Planning and Neighborhood Development would be split into the Department of Economic Development and Planning (DEDP), dir...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Save the Date: State of the City

Mayor Schor will speak about where the city is now, announce exciting developments & present the direction for the future of the city at the State of the City 2018. The speech will be given Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, at Pattengill Academy (626 Mar...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

César E. Chávez Avenue Sign Unveiled

Mayor Andy Schor unveiled the new César E. Chávez street signs to replace Grand River Ave. in Old Town.

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

City Residents Asked to Avoid Parking on Neighborhood Streets to Facilitate Plowing Operations

Mayor Virg Bernero today asked Lansing residents to avoid parking on unplowed neighborhood streets for the next 48 hours to avoid interfering with the city’s snow clearing operations.

Overnight parking on city streets is already prohibited by ord...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Public Invited to Help Design Proposed Outdoor Amphitheater at Adado Riverfront Park

Mayor Virg Bernero announced today that a series of public charrettes will be held to engage the Lansing community in designing a new, permanent outdoor amphitheater at Adado Riverfront Park. Over the course of two days, the core project team and communit...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Mayor Bernero: City Hall Projects Ready to Roll

After months of due diligence and careful consideration, Mayor Virg Bernero announced today he has selected Chicago-based Beitler Real Estate Services to redevelop the current City Hall site into a new flagship hotel for downtown Lansing. Of the four prop...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Capital Area Veterans Day Observance Set for Saturday, November 11

The City of Lansing, together with the Metro Lansing Veterans Commission, will sponsor the annual Veterans Day observance on Saturday, November 11th at Lansing Catholic High School, located at 501 Marshall Street in Lansing. The event is free and open to ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

2017 Halloween Safety Tips

The Lansing Police Department offers these tips for staying safe on Halloween.

Before you go out:

  • Map out your trick or treat route early.
  • Establish rendezvous points for your party in case anyone is separated from the group.
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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Lansing Trick or Treating Set for 6-8pm

Mayor Virg Bernero today announced that the official hours for tomorrow night’s Halloween Trick or Treating are from 6pm until 8pm in the City of Lansing.

At this time there is no rain in the forecast for Tuesday night, but temperatures are expected to be ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Lansing Leaders Launch Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Campaign

Mayor Virg Bernero announced today that the City of Lansing will join forces with the Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission (501c3) to raise funds for Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief.

“The devastation and suffering in Puerto Rico calls for a strong,...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

City of Lansing and R. E. Olds Transportation Museum Reach Agreement on Property Sale

Mayor Virg Bernero announced today that his administration has reached an agreement with the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum to sell the city-owned facility to the Museum. The proposed transaction recognizes that the Museum is a non-profit organization de...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Public Presentations Set for City Hall Development Proposals

Mayor Virg Bernero announced today that the four proposals for the redevelopment of Lansing City Hall will be presented to the public by the developers who responded last month to the city’s Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQP). The p...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Lansing Leaders Launch Texas Relief Campaign

Mayor Virg Bernero announced tonight that the City of Lansing will join forces with Dean Transportation CEO Kellie Dean, MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio, the

Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross, Meijer’s and the Metro Lansing faith communi...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Lansing Sister Cities Leader Wins National Volunteer Award

Barbara Roberts Mason, chairperson of the Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission (LRSCC), has won the Sister Cities International (SCI) 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award. The Volunteer of the Year Annual Award honors an exemplary volunteer for contribut...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Mayor Bernero Joins 300 “Climate Mayors” Across America to Uphold Paris Climate Agreement

(LANSING) –Mayor Virg Bernero has joined over 300 mayors from across the nation in signing the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA) statement to adopt the Paris Agreement climate goals. Two weeks after President Trump’s contro...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Lansing Population Increases for Fourth Straight Year

(LANSING) – According to the latest population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau,Lansing’s population grew by 1,111 to 116,020 residents as of July 1, 2016 – the fourth increase in as many years. Mayor Bernero hail...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Cities Move to Disband Greater Lansing Taxi Authority

(LANSING/EAST LANSING) – Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows today announced that they will seek the approval of their respective City Councils to disband the Greater Lansing Taxi Authority (GLTA). The move was prompte...

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