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Posted on: August 27, 2019

City of Lansing Property Taxes Due Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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The City of Lansing’s Office of Treasury reminds residents that property taxes are due on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, since the original date of August 31, 2019, falls on the Saturday before Labor Day this year.  

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Mayor Schor Welcomes Chief Strategy Officer

Mayor Andy Schor today announced the hiring of Shelbi Frayer to serve as the City of Lansing’s first Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). As recommended by Lansing’s Financial Health Team (FHT), the CSO will look at short-term expenditures an...

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Mayor Schor Signs Executive Order to Adopt City of Lansing Public Art Policy

Mayor Andy Schor today signed an Executive Order to adopt the City of Lansing Public Art Policy and Guidelines proposed by the Mayor’s Arts and Culture Commission (MAACC). The City of Lansing has had a Public Art Policy since the Resolution was ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Mayor Schor Signs onto Letter Urging Immediate Action of Gun Safety Legislation

Mayor Schor today announced that he, along with 214 bipartisan mayors from across the country, has signed onto the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ letter calling for immediate Senate action on bipartisan gun safety legislation that has already passed...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Mayor Schor Orders Flags Lowered After Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio

Mayor Andy Schor has ordered all flags be displayed at half-staff throughout City of Lansing buildings, grounds and facilities to honor the victims of the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered the ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

The Department of Neighborhood and Citizen Engagement Releases Annual Report

he Department of Neighborhood and Citizen Engagement (DNCE) has released their FY19 Annual Report. DNCE Director Andi Crawford and her team have worked directly with the Lansing community to build capacity and continue to enhance important neighborhood pr...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Mayor Schor Announces Next Step to Help Address City's Legacy Costs

Mayor Andy Schor announced in a memo today that mayoral staff and non-bargaining employees who are hired by the City of Lansing after August 1, 2019, will only have a defined contribution (DC) retirement plan, instead of a defined benefit (DB) plan. Addit...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Mayor Schor Welcomes New Downtown Lansing Inc. Executive Director

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Mayor Andy Schor today announced the hiring of Cathleen Edgerly to serve as Downtown Lansing Inc.’s (DLI) next Executive Director. Edgerly will begin her role as Director on August 26, 2019.  

“Cathleen Edgerly has a wealth of knowledge and expert...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor Names Daryl Green Lansing’s Police Chief

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Mayor Andy Schor today announced the recommendation of the appointment of Captain Daryl Green, Ph.D., as the new Chief of the Lansing Police Department. The Police Board of Commissioners will review Mayor Schor’s recommendation at their meeting on August ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Pave the Way's I-496 Intersects Education Community Event to be Held Saturday, July 27th

Mayor Andy Schor, the City of Lansing, the Historical Society of Greater Lansing (HSGL) and the Pave the Way Advisory Council, will host a community event, Pave the Way’s I-496 Intersects Education, on Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Mayor Proposes Recreational Marihuana Regulation

Mayor Andy Schor has proposed an amendment to the City of Lansing’s Marihuana Ordinance which would add recreational marihuana to the types of licensed marihuana businesses within the city.  The State of Michigan recently released emerg...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Lansing's Maxine Hankins Cain to be Honored by Sister Cities International

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor today announced that Dr. Maxine Hankins Cain was honored by Sister Cities International as their 2019 Volunteer of the Year. The awards competition, which is open to over 500 sister city programs nationwide, recognizes the accompl...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

City of Lansing Façade Improvement Program Changing the Face of the City

This afternoon, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor, the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) officially unveiled recent façade improvements to 2002 West Saginaw Highway in Lansing, home to one o...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Cooling Center Activation Thursday Through Saturday

Local meteorologists are predicting a hot weekend in Mid-Michigan with possible heat index temperatures over 100 degrees. The It’s a Cool Thing to Do program will be activated by Lansing Emergency Management, meaning cooling centers will be open to the pu...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

City of Lansing Trash Moves to Blue Trash Carts

Capital Area Recycling and Trash (CART) will phase out the use of City trash bags by the end of 2019. The bags will continue to be sold to residents while supplies last. City collection crews will pick up City trash bags placed at residents’ curbside thro...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Lansing Police Chief is Retiring

Today, Mayor Andy Schor announced that Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski will retire on July 31, 2019. After 25 years at the Lansing Police Department (LPD), with the last 6 years as the Chief, Yankowski has decided to focus on his family as his top pri...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Sewer Separation & Road Project to Reduce Lanes and Shift Traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

The City of Lansing Public Service Department announces that on Monday, July 8, 2019, traffic will be shifted on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. between Victor Avenue and Moores River Drive and turn prohibition will be implemented to facilitate sewer separat...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor and the City of Lansing Join Coalition in Support of LGBTQ Rights

Mayor Andy Schor has signed on to an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of employment nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community. As a member of Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination, Mayor Schor was invited to join with a coalitio...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

City of Lansing Fireworks Ordinance

Mayor Andy Schor, the Lansing Police Department (LPD) and Lansing Fire Department (LFD) would like to remind residents of the City’s fireworks ordinance to prepare for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Mayor Schor Announces Lansing to Join New Initiative To Increase Economic Mobility

Mayor Schor today announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ballmer Group selected Lansing as one of ten American cities that will participate in a new national initiative to identify, pilot, and measure the suc...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor Announces Restructuring of City of Lansing Positions Reporting to the Mayor

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor today announced updates and changes of key City of Lansing positions within his office and cabinet. These changes, along with increasing efficiencies and creating new local and national opportunities, will more accur...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Mayor Schor Issues First Veto

Mayor Andy Schor has issued his first line-item veto to ensure that the City of Lansing has the necessary funding to assist neighborhoods. Mayor Schor’s second executive budget recommendation, encompassing the fiscal year 2020, was adopted by th...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor’s FY 2020 Budget Passed by City Council

(LANSING)– Mayor Andy Schor’s second executive budget, encompassing the City’s fiscal year (FY) 2020, was adopted by the Lansing City Council during tonight’s meeting. The budget includes strategic investment in imp...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Mayor Schor Names Beacon Park in Southwest Lansing

 Mayor Andy Schor has issued an Executive Order to establish and officially name Beacon Park in southwest Lansing. The park will feature a new playground and walking trail in addition to the recently completed southwest Beacon Soccer Field.&n...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Walking Wednesdays to Kick-Off Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement’s Walking Wednesday series will kick-off on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Walking Wednesdays give residents opportunities to meet neighbors, explore new ne...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor Welcomes New City Treasurer

(LANSING) — Mayor Andy Schor today announced his appointment of Judy Kehler to serve as Lansing’s next Treasurer and Income Tax Administrator. Kehler will begin her role as Treasurer on April 22, 2019. 

“Judy Kehler i...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Mayor Schor Announces Interfaith Advisory Council

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor today announced that he has formally established the Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council. The council will offer their collective wisdom in areas that impact the quality of life for Lansing residents. They ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor Presents Second Executive Budget Recommendation to City Council

Mayor Andy Schor today unveiled his second executive budget recommendation for the city’s next fiscal year that reflect the priorities of Lansing. The proposal includes continued strategic investment in strengthening neighborhoods and corridors,...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

City of Lansing Leads the State of Michigan in Renewable Energy Efforts

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor today announced he will propose to make the City of Lansing the first city in the State of Michigan to power all of its government buildings using energy from 100 percent renewable sources. The Lansing Board of Water...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor Encourages Local Employers to Hire Returning Citizens

(LANSING) — Today, Mayor Andy Schor hosted an Employer Breakfast at The View to present information on the hiring of returning citizens – those returning to the community after a period of incarceration. Over 20 employers attended the event. 

“Hir...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Statement from Mayor Schor on Racial Diversity and Sensitivity in the City of Lansing Government

As Mayor of the City of Lansing, I am committed to continuing to work toward racial equity. We must all work together to ensure that no one is left behind or treated differently based upon race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

City of Lansing Unveils Accessibility Improvements to City Television and City Council Chambers

(LANSING)– Mayor Andy Schor today highlighted over $100,000 in new investments to increase accessibility to Lansing City Council meetings, as well as other videos and shows produced by the Lansing Public Media Center. The improvements for Counci...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Red Cedar Development Project Takes Significant Next Step

(LANSING, Mich.) – This morning, Mayor Andy Schor announced that the Red Cedar development has taken its next step toward being finalized. Schor announced that the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority unanimously approved a Brownfield Plan...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Mayor Schor Celebrates Partnership and Progress in Baker Neighborhood

(LANSING) — Mayor Andy Schor today joined neighbors and community partners to celebrate progress in Lansing's Baker Neighborhood. The City of Lansing’s Department of Neighborhoods + Citizen Engagement works with neighborhoods across La...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor Delivers State of the City 2019 Speech

For more information on Mayor Schor's 2019 State of the City speech, go to lansingmi.gov/sotc2019

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Snow Emergency to be Lifted at Midnight on Thursday January 31, 2019

 

 (LANSING) — Mayor Andy Schor announces that the Snow Emergency will be lifted at midnight on Thursday, January 31, 2019. City Hall, 54-A District Court and city facilities will open for regular business hours Friday, February...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Snow Emergency Remains in Effect

(LANSING)— Due to the continued extreme winter weather, the City of Lansing Snow Emergency remains in effect. City Hall, 54-A District Court and city facilities will remain closed on Thursday, January 31, 2019. All City of Lansing sponsored events and mee...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Snow Emergency Travel Restrictions Back in Effect Wednesday, City of Lansing Closed Due to Weather

(LANSING)— Due to the predicted extreme weather, Mayor Andy Schor has reinstated travel restrictions for the City of Lansing starting at 12:01 a.m., on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. City Hall, 54-A District Court and city facilities will be close...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

CART Collections to be Delayed Starting Wednesday, January 30, 2019

(LANSING) – Due to the extreme cold temperatures predicted for tomorrow, Capital Area Recycling and Trash (CART) collections will be delayed by one day starting Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The delay will help minimize city staff and residents&a...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor Amends Snow Emergency Declaration

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor amends Snow Emergency Declaration to lift travel restrictions beginning on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 6:00 a.m. On-street parking on unplowed streets remains prohibited until the declaration is lifted to ensure saf...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Warming Centers Available in the City of Lansing

Click here for an up-to-date list of warming centers. 

We urge residents to not leave their homes to go out into the cold, unless necessary. These warming centers are for those that absolutely need to be there.

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor Declares Snow Emergency

(LANSING)— Mayor Andy Schor has declared a Snow Emergency for the City of Lansing beginning Monday, January 28, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. City Hall, 54-A District Court and other city facilities are closed. All city events and meetings are cancelled. 

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor Closes Operations due to Predicted Extreme Winter Weather

(LANSING)— Due to the predicted extreme winter weather, City Hall, 54-A District Court and city facilities will be closed on January 28, 2019. All City of Lansing sponsored events or meetings are cancelled.

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Posted on: January 27, 2019

City of Lansing is Prepared for Forecasted Winter Weather

(LANSING) – The City of Lansing is prepared for the forecasted extreme winter weather. The National Weather Service has forecasted a significant winter storm for a large portion of Michigan, including Lansing. Snow accumulations will start after...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Mayor's Executive Order Renames Lansing's Riverfront Improvement Project "Rotary Park"

A major initiative driven by city, community and business leaders to revitalize Lansing's downtown riverfront took another step forward today as Mayor Andy Schor signed an executive order naming park space along the Grand River “Rotary Park."

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Statement from Mayor Schor Regarding Conversion of One-Way Streets to Two-Way Streets Downtown

I am very excited to announce that my administration will be able to convert six one-way streets in the downtown area to two-way streets.

Lansing has several one-way streets in our downtown. Converting these to two-way streets would be a tremendous benefit...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

City of Lansing Introduces $140,000 in First Impressions Program Grants

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor was joined this morning by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and 2019 First Impressions grant awardees at the Michigan Institute of Contemporary Art to announce $140,000 in 2019 Firs...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor Welcomes New Fire Chief to the Lansing Fire Department

Mayor Andy Schor today announced the appointment of Michael Mackey as the new Fire Chief of the Lansing Fire Department. Mackey will begin his role as chief in late April 2019.

“Chief Mackey brings years of experience and expertise to the Lansing...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Pablo's Mexican Restaurant Plans to Open in REO Town

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) approved initial plans for Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant to expand and open in REO Town, Lansing. The original restaurant, Pablo’s Panaderia, opened...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Outdoor Ice-Skating Rink to Open in Washington Park

The City of Lansing today announced that they will be opening a new ice-skating rink at Washington Park (2516 S. Washington Avenue).

The ice-skating rink is an open-air area with boards, that will be flooded and can be used to skate on when the weather is ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Statement from Mayor Andy Schor

“We had a very busy first year in office and I am so proud of our accomplishments. 2019 will be as exciting as 2018, and I am looking forward to what’s next. Please join me and my team at the State of the City on Wednesday, February 6th, at Riverwalk Thea...

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Lansing Fire Department Achieves ISO Public Protection Classification of Class 2

Mayor Andy Schor, Chief Dave Purchase and the Lansing Fire Department are proud to announce the City of Lansing has completed its Public Protection Classification (PPC) evaluation by Insurance Services Office, Inc. and effective April 1, 2019, the City of...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Groesbeck Golf Course Succeeds with LEPFA's Management

Mayor Andy Schor today announced the success of Groesbeck Golf Course under LEPFA’s (Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority) management. During 2018, LEPFA’s initial year managing Groesbeck, over 21,000 eighteen-hole rou...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Mayor Schor Announces “Paving the Way” Research and Documentation Project

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing has been awarded a $39,400 grant from the National Parks Service to tell the story of the impact of the construction of I-496 on Lansing’s vibrant African American community. The communit...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Mayor's First Annual Coat Drive Kicks-off Saturday, December 1st

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing will host a coat drive to help provide new and gently used winter coats, hats and gloves to children and adults in need in Lansing. The collection of items will start on Saturday, December 1, and r...

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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.

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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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