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  1. Redevelopment of Former City Market Building Receives City Council Approval

    Mayor Andy Schor today announced that both the project plan and lease agreements for the Lansing Shuffleboard & Social Club, the proposed redevelopment at the former City Market building, has received approval by the Lansing City Council. Press Release (PDF)
  2. Mayor Andy Schor Announces City of Lansing’s First Diversity Officer

    Guadalupe Ayala has begun role as the City of Lansing’s Diversity Officer. Press Release
  3. City of Lansing to Offer Free On-Street Metered Parking Through 2020

    On-street parking in Lansing will be free of charge for the rest of the year beginning on Monday, November 23, 2020. Press Release
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Committee and Council Meetings Canceled
 

Due to the Emergency Order issued by Mayor Schor on March 16, 2020, the City Council Offices will be CLOSED to the public FROM MARCH 17, 2020 through APRIL 5, 2020.

THERE WILL BE NO REGULARLY SCHEDULED COMMITTEE OR COUNCIL MEETINGS DURING THIS PERIOD.

Mayor Andy Schor joins bipartisan mayors from across the country in signing the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s letter to congress asking for the $250 billion in emergency supplemental assistance to be provided directly to America’s cities to help address both the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress is considering at $1 trillion request and it’s imperative that cities are included.

Visit the U.S. Conference of Mayors Website to learn more.


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Small Business Assistance


You can visit the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website for an overview of the SBA’s response to the coronavirus, along with a list of resources. To apply for an EIDL loan, visit the SBA’s Disaster Loan Assistance website

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) call center stands ready to support businesses looking for assistance through other available state programs. For more information, visit MEDC’s website or call (888) 522-0103.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center can also provide resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. For additional information, please visit the Michigan Small Business Development Center's Website.   

Employers are encouraged to implement the State’s Work Share program that permits employers who may be facing maintain business operations during declines in regular activity instead of laying off workers. The program allows employers to keep their employees working with reduced hours, while employees collect partial unemployment benefits to make up a portion of the lost wages. More information about Work Share is available online at michigan.gov/WorkShare.

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Employment Assistance


Michigan companies need to fill thousands of critical, immediate vacancies to support work during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those in logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and agribusiness industries. The State’s employment search engine - Pure Michigan Talent Connect - provides job seekers and employers with an online portal at MiTalent.org to post, search and connect to these job openings.

Thousands of new jobs are being posted to MiTalent.org each day. Employers looking to hire during the COVID-19 pandemic should use the COVID-19 On-Demand Hiring Intake Form to ensure their postings appear in the search results.

For more information, please visit https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-523761--,00.html

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