Yesterday the Lansing City Council continued discussions about one of the most challenging parts of next fiscal year’s budget--spending for city police services. Mayor Virg Bernero’s proposed spending plan for the 2014 fiscal year includes a $700,000 cut to the police budget.
Elsewhere, there was pressure to cut even more. About a month ago, the administration’s Financial Health Team recommended a million dollars less for police. At-large Lansing city councilwoman Kathie Dunbar reviews the budget and other business before the city.