Lansing City Council

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The Lansing City Council voted Monday to approve a needle exchange program aimed at reducing the spread of HIV and other infections.

 

Drug paraphernalia is considered illegal under Michigan state law, except in the case of needle exchange programs. The council’s decision last night put the city ordinance in line with that state law.

 

Needle Exchange program
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Lansing is moving forward on plans to bring a needle exchange program to the city.

Lansing City Council
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The latest medical marijuana ordinance was introduced at Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting, but a public hearing date was not set.

 

 


Virg Bernero photo
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Today Mayor Bernero vetoed a major change to his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget that the Lansing City Council adopted on Monday.

 


Lansing Adds Meeting to Vote on Sanctuary City Status

Apr 11, 2017
Lansing city council photo
Courtesy / City of Lansing

On Wednesday night, city council will revisit its decision to declare Lansing to be a "sanctuary city."

Third Mayoral Candidate Will Run Despite Charge

Apr 6, 2017
WKAR-MSU

A third person is expected to announce his intentions to run for mayor of Lansing on Thursday morning. Harold Leeman, Jr. also faces a court date in late April.

Courtesy Photo / Jessica Yorko

After serving eight years as Lansing’s 4th ward representative, city council member Jessica Yorko has announced she will not be seeking re-election.

image of Lansing City Council member Carol Wood
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The Lansing City Council has been spinning its wheels recently, stuck over who its President and Vice-President will be for 2017.

WKAR’s Mark Bashore got to wondering what council members are most eager to get to work on now that the matter is settled. 

He spoke with long-time council member, and newly elected council Vice President,  Carol Wood.

Lansing council member defends tax break vote

Apr 14, 2016
Lansing City Hall
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The Lansing City Council recently declined to offer a tax break to a developer wanting to create low income housing in Old Town. We ask a city council member why she voted against the tax break and about the possibility of legal action.