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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Participatory Budget Nights to Begin November 13

The City of Lansing announces four participatory budget nights will be held between November 13 and December 6. Each event will give citizens the opportunity to better understand the City’s budget process and share their thoughts on budget priorities.

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Mayor Schor Announces Redevelopment of Vacant Southside Property

Mayor Andy Schor today announced the finalization of the redevelopment of the old EDS building at 930 West Holmes Road, between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Washington Avenue on the Southside of Lansing. Midwest Self Storage Development purchased ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

City of Lansing has Filed a Complaint Regarding Medical Marihuana Provisioning Center Rules

The City of Lansing has filed a complaint in the Court of Claims against the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) emergency marihuana rules that were sent out on October 1st, 2018. Under the state’s new emergen...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

City of Lansing Trick-or-Treating Set for October 31 from 6-8PM

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the official hours for Wednesday night’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating are from 6pm until 8pm in the City of Lansing.

Parents and youngsters should take heed of the Lansing Police Department’s tips fo...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Statement from Mayor Andy Schor Regarding Electric Scooters in Lansing

"We have now signed the same scooter sharing system permit agreement with Bird Rides Inc. and Lime as a pilot program and have uniform electric scooter policies in place in Lansing. I will work with City Council to adopt an ordinance that would regul...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Code Inspection Reports Complete at Each Multi-Family Lansing Housing Commission Property

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing’s Code Enforcement team has completed their inspections at all of the Lansing Housing Commission (LHC) multi-family properties. Earlier this year, LaRoy Froh and South Washington Park ins...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Friendly Reminder Regarding Scooters in Lansing

We’ve been seeing a recent increased use of electric scooters in neighboring communities, as well as here in Lansing.

As a reminder to residents and visitors, under current city ordinance electric scooters are not allowed to be used on downtown s...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Former Waverly Golf Course Property Sold for $2.2 Million

 Mayor Andy Schor today announced the closing of the sale of the former Waverly Golf Course and Michigan Avenue Park for $2.2 million. The 120.46± acre property is located in Lansing Township on the southeast quadrant of the Saginaw St...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Mayor Schor Announces the Launch of Serve Lansing

Mayor Andy Schor today announced the launch of Serve Lansing. Serve Lansing is a blueprint for citizens and community partners in Lansing to volunteer in theircommunity. Serve Lansing is a call to our citizens to engage in community service and a commitme...
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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Statement from Mayor Andy Schor Regarding Lansing Housing Commission's Announcement

"The executive director of the LHC has submitted his resignation to the LHC board, and Doug Fleming, an affordable housing expert, has been named interim director. I am confident that the important work of bringing these Lansing public housing units ...
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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Mayor Schor Appoints Loria Hall to the Lansing Housing Commission Board

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor today announced the appointment of Loria Hall as the newest member of the Lansing Housing Commission (LHC) Board. Hall takes the position of Bethany Deschaine, who has resigned her seat on the LHC Board. The term expires June 30, ...
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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Mayor Schor Announces eBay’s Retail Revival Program Application Deadline Extended

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that eBay has extended the application deadline for small businesses to apply for the Retail Revival program. Applications will continue to be accepted through August 31st.       
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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Mayor Andy Schor Announces RFI for the Reuse and Reactivation of the Lansing City Market Property

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Request for Information (RFI) for developed proposal ideas for reactivation of what is currently the Lansing City Market property is now available. Mayor Schor’s team is requesting proposals that include...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Code Inspection Reports Complete at Lansing Housing Commission Properties

Mayor Schor today announced that the City of Lansing’s Code Enforcement team has completed their inspections at the Lansing Housing Commission (LHC) Properties LaRoy Froh and South Washington Complex. In an effort to remain transparent,...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Mayor Schor Announces Transformational New Entrepreneurship Program with eBay

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing was chosen by global commerce leader eBay as the second city to launch a new transformational program in support of the city’s entrepreneurs and local businesses. Du...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Envision the Future at “Imagine the Avenue”

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(LANSING) - Between Monday, August 6th and Saturday, August 11th, the 2000 block of Michigan Avenue will come alive for “Imagine the Avenue,” a popup event, hosted by the City of Lansing, exhibiting temporary, in-place street design ch...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Turner-Dodge House Copper Beech Tree Removal

The Turner-Dodge House is a cornerstone in the City of Lansing, and we pride ourselves on maintaining the historical integrity of the property. The Copper Beech tree in the front of the house has reached the end of its natural lifecycle, and the tree must...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Mayor Schor Establishes Art and Culture Commission and Announces Members

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor has issued his third Executive Order to establish and create the Mayor’s Art and Culture Commission that will provide expertise, resources and support of arts and culture throughout the city.

“Lans...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Mayor Andy Schor Joins City Leaders from Around the World in Second Class of Leadership Initiative

Mayor Schor is going back to school this summer to study leadership and management practices, as one of 40 mayors chosen for an intensive education program with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

As a participant in the Initiative’s 2018 pro...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

City of Lansing Celebrates 5 Years of Financial Empowerment

LANSING –Mayor Schor today hosted a celebration of the 5th birthday of the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) with a breakfast at The View in Cooley Law School Stadium, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. The event featured guest speaker Jonathan ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Mayor Schor Appoints Don Sober to the Lansing Housing Commission Board

LANSING — Mayor Andy Schor has today appointed Don Sober as the Resident Appointee Member for the Lansing Housing Commission Board in the term to expire June 30, 2023. The term for the appointee in this spot expired June 30, 20...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Lansing's New Citizen's Academy to Begin this Fall

LANSING — The City of Lansing is now accepting applications for the inaugural Citizen’s Academy. The program will offer Lansing residents the opportunity to learn more about the procedures and services of city departments and ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

City Market Public Conversation Set

(LANSING) – With the subsidy eliminated and the City Market closing, Mayor Schor has announced a public conversation to engage the public in ideas for this building moving forward.

“This is an important property on our waterfront and we...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Capital City Midnight Basketball Program

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor is happy to announce the successful launch of Capitol City Midnight Basketball, which occurred on Friday, June 22nd and 23rd  at the Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center. This initiative is de...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

City Market Land to be Sent to Ballot for Sale Consideration

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor announced today that he is putting all options on the table for the future use of the property where the current Lansing City Market resides. One option will include sale of the land and building so that a private en...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Mayor Schor Announces Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council Members

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor has announced the members of his new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council which was established by an Executive Order earlier this year. The Council will provide expertise, resources and support...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

City of Lansing Fireworks Ordinance and Safety Tips

The Lansing Police Department would like to remind residents of the Fireworks ordinance as well as provide you and your family with a few safety tips to adhere by so you are prepared for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Fire Investigation at LaRoy Froh

Lansing, MI – Today, the City of Lansing is releasing the fire investigation report from the tragic fire at Laroy Froh Townhouses. Based on this fire investigation report, at this time we do not believe that City of Lansing code inspect...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Mayor Andy Schor Presents Six-Month Report

Six-Month Report Highlights Mayor Schor’s Accomplishments

Lansing, MI – In the last six months, Mayor Andy Schor and his team have been working tirelessly to move Lansing forward together. Mayor Schor held a Transition...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Ellison Brewery to Open in Reo Town this Winter

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Lansing, MI – Mayor Andy Schor today announces that Ellison Brewery has plans to open in REO Town later this year. The brewery will be moving into the QD building located at 1314 S. Washington Ave. Rich with history, the building turned 100 year...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Cooling Centers Activated in the Lansing Area

Cooling centers across the Lansing area have been activated to provide residents with a place to go to escape the hot weather. Free rides to Cooling Centers are available for residents with a physical and financial need through CATA, EATRAN, and Clinton A...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

54-A District Court Celebrates 50th Anniversary

54-A District Court Celebrates 50th Anniversary

“People’s Court” was created in 1968

The 54-A District Court will celebrate its 50th anniversary with past and current judges, community leaders, court employees, and local citize...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

22nd Annual Mayor's Family Riverwalk Set for Saturday, June 9th

LANSING — The City of Lansing Department of Parks and Recreation invites everyone to join Mayor Andy Schor for the 22nd Annual Mayor’s Family Riverwalk on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with...

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Statement from Mayor Andy Schor Regarding Lansing House Fire

(LANSING) – Early this morning, there was a fire at LaRoy Froh housing complex in the 2400 block of Reo Road. Unfortunately, a 30-year-old woman and her 5-year-old son were killed in the house fire.

“This is a tragic i...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Mayor Schor Names Lansing Fire Department Interim Chief

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(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor announces today that he has appointed David J. Purchase as Interim Fire Chief for the Lansing Fire Department. Purchase will begin in this role on July 1, 2018. Chief Randall Talifarro, who serves as joint Chief of L...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Mayor Schor to Host Baseballapalooza as Part of Baseball’s “Play Ball Summer”

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is supporting Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, USA Baseball and USA Softball’s initiative to provide play

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

National Dam Safety Awareness Day

 (LANSING) – In honor of National Dam Safety Awareness Day, 2018, the City of Lansing’s Office of Emergency Management will join with the Association of State Dam Safety Organizations (ASDSO) to emphasize the danger of low hea...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

2018 Memorial Day Ceremonies in Lansing

(LANSING) – The City of Lansing will honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty with two ceremonies on Saturday, May 26th. Mayor Andy Schor will give remarks at both events.

“I have attended the City of Lansing...

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Pine Street Reopened

Infrastructure Improvements Remain a Top Priority for Mayor Andy Schor

(LANSING) – The City of Lansing Public Service Department announces that the Pine Street resurfacing project has been completed ahead of schedule.

“I am thrilled that...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Mayor Andy Schor’s Budget Approved by City Council

Mayor Andy Schor’s Budget Approved by City Council

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

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor’s first executive budget, encompa...

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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 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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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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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

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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: 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: November 15, 2018

K9 CHIEF RECEIVES BODY ARMOR

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Lansing, MI. 48933For Immediate Media Release
November 15, 2018Contact: PIO Robert Merritt
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Citizens' Police Academy

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY KICK-OFF

When:  Thursday, January 24, 2019Where:  LPD Operations Center, 5815 Wise RoadIf you are interested in applying, go to the Programs and select Citizens' Police Academy and fill out an application.

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