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Tue May 12, 2009
N. Capital Ramp deal rejected by council
By Rob South, WKAR Radio News
Lansing, MI – Lansing, MI (WKAR) - The Lansing City Council has again rejected a proposal to sell the North Capital Parking Ramp to Lansing Community College. Supporters say the $2.7 million deal would have kept the city from having to invest millions of dollars in repairs to the 40-year-old structure. They also say it would have prevented LCC from building a new parking ramp adjacent to a residential neighborhood.
Councilmember A'lynne Robinson voted against the deal last September and again last night. She says the administration never made a convincing argument that the deal was fiscally responsible.
Carol Wood and Eric Hewitt also voted against the deal. A spokesman for Lansing Community College says it will start design work on its new ramp as early as today.