city council http://wkar.org en Council Member Wood says Lansing budget should 'impact quality of life' http://wkar.org/post/council-member-wood-says-lansing-budget-should-impact-quality-life <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">After close to 10 years in office, Lansing Mayor <a href="http://www.votevirg.com/meet-virg.php">Virg Bernero</a> enjoyed a first last night: &nbsp;The chance to submit a city budget plan with a surplus. </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Despite being slightly in the black for fiscal year 2015, Bernero describes his $18 million spending plan as conservative and cautious.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:30:13 +0000 Mark Bashore 51172 at http://wkar.org Council Member Wood says Lansing budget should 'impact quality of life' Wood responds to State of the City, insists on open BWL review http://wkar.org/post/wood-responds-state-city-insists-open-bwl-review <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">In his ninth annual State of the City address last night, Lansing Mayor </span>Virg<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span>Bernero<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;"> said the capital city is unquestionably moving forward, but that the city needs to maintain momentum.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:08:07 +0000 Current State 48723 at http://wkar.org Wood responds to State of the City, insists on open BWL review Election 2013: Yorko, Canfora vie for Lansing's 4th Ward http://wkar.org/post/election-2013-yorko-canfora-vie-lansings-4th-ward <p></p><p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>, we have the first of a series of segments related to the important decisions to be made by voters next month. The focus is on Lansing&rsquo;s <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;ll=42.737431,-84.560394&amp;spn=0.096451,0.154324&amp;z=13&amp;msid=113347816708584061094.0004746a4b48916316343">4th Ward</a>. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:09:51 +0000 Current State 43789 at http://wkar.org Election 2013: Yorko, Canfora vie for Lansing's 4th Ward Lansing's Second Ward incumbent Houghton to face challenger in general election http://wkar.org/post/lansings-second-ward-incumbent-houghton-face-challenger-general-election <p></p><p></p><p>Lansing residents go to the polls next Tuesday to vote in their next primary election. &nbsp;Four incumbents on the city council are facing challengers, as well as Mayor Virg Bernero.&nbsp; In these final days leading up to the Lansing primary, <em>Current State</em> takes a look at the key races from the voters’ perspective.<br> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:18:27 +0000 Current State 40034 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Second Ward incumbent Houghton to face challenger in general election Lansing's Fourth Ward incumbent Yorko faces three primary opponents http://wkar.org/post/lansings-fourth-ward-incumbent-yorko-faces-three-primary-opponents <p></p><p><br>Fourth ward incumbent<a href="http://www.lansingmi.gov/council/members/jessica_yorko.jsp"> Jessica Yorko</a> faces off next Tuesday against three challengers: Chong-Anna Canfora, of the liberal political advocacy group Progress Michigan, attorney Bert Carrier Jr. and Larry Hutchinson, a stay-at-home father. &nbsp;The top two vote-getters will face off in November’s general election. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:14:58 +0000 Current State 40035 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Fourth Ward incumbent Yorko faces three primary opponents Councilwoman Yorko on city budget http://wkar.org/post/councilwoman-yorko-city-budget <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Lansing City Council continued discussions of Mayor </span>Virg<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bernero’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> proposed 2014 budget yesterday. &nbsp;This time, the council focused on </span>Bernero’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; spending plan for the city’s fire department. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:14:20 +0000 Current State 34710 at http://wkar.org Councilwoman Yorko on city budget Niowave pole barn dispute continues over tax exemption http://wkar.org/post/niowave-pole-barn-dispute-continues-over-tax-exemption <p></p><p>In the latest episode of the Niowave pole barn dispute, Monday night the Lansing city council held a public hearing regarding the company’s recent application for a tax break on its property on North Walnut Street.</p><p>Lansing city council member Brian Jeffries, chairman of the council’s Planning and Development committee, and Walnut Neighborhood activist Dale Schrader update the situation. Niowave did not respond to our interview request.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="&lt;--break-&gt;" height="1" src="file:///C:\Users\radio\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif" width="1"></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:18:55 +0000 Current State 32539 at http://wkar.org Niowave pole barn dispute continues over tax exemption Current State #13 | January 30, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-13-january-30-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State: </em>Lansing City Council President Carol Wood, business start-ups with the NEO Center, serving the local homeless population, and a preview of the BBC's Concert Orchestra performance at the Wharton Center.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:45:14 +0000 Current State 30365 at http://wkar.org Current State #13 | January 30, 2013 EL Council to Address Vacancy http://wkar.org/post/el-council-address-vacancy <p>East Lansing officials will begin moving toward filling a vacancy on the city council tonight.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:09:51 +0000 Mark Bashore 23015 at http://wkar.org EL Council to Address Vacancy EL's Power Resigns from City Council http://wkar.org/post/els-power-resigns-city-council <p>The East Lansing City Council is down one member after Wednesday's unexpected resignation of first-term member Don Power.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:23:55 +0000 Mark Bashore 22776 at http://wkar.org EL's Power Resigns from City Council Lansing Councilwoman Jody Washington Speaks About Her Roller Coaster Term http://wkar.org/post/lansing-councilwoman-jody-washington-speaks-about-her-roller-coaster-term <p>Six months ago, political newcomer Jody Washington became Lansing’s First Ward representative on the city council. Washington calls her tenure so far a 'roller coaster' and explains why she's disappointed.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Mark Bashore 20682 at http://wkar.org Lansing Councilwoman Jody Washington Speaks About Her Roller Coaster Term Lansing Council Member Blasts Bernero Over Comment http://wkar.org/post/lansing-council-member-blasts-bernero-over-comment <p>First term Lansing City Council member Jody Washington has upbraided Mayor Virg Bernero, alleging he referred to her as "Eric Hewitt in drag."</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:31:18 +0000 Mark Bashore 20317 at http://wkar.org Lansing Council Member Blasts Bernero Over Comment