City Council

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  • 124 W Michigan Avenue
    Tony Benavides Lansing City Council Chambers, 10th Floor of City Hall
The City Council meetings  are held in accordance to a resolution adopted annually by the City Council. Council meetings are cable casted "live" on CITY-TV, Comcast Channel 12. All City Council meetings are open to the public, except for portions of meetings in which the subject of discussion warrants a closed meeting in accordance with exceptions provided in the Open Meetings Act (PDF).

  • Information on the FY 2019/2020 Budget, the reports, schedule and presentations can be found under our Budget Information tab.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Kathie Dunbar, At-Large Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Peter Spadafore, At Large Council Member                                            Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Patricia Spitzley, At-Large Council Member                                             Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Carol Wood, At Large Council Member                                                         Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Brandon Betz, 1st Ward Council Member                                                 Term January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023
  • Jeremy Garza, 2nd Ward Council Member                                              Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Adam Hussain, 3rd Ward Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2023
  • Brian T. Jackson, 4th Ward Council Member                                          Term Expires: December 31, 2021
The Lansing City Council is comprised of 8 members, 4 At-Large and 4 Ward Council member's Elections are held every odd year, consisting of 2 At-Large and 2 Ward members, each time.

Council Overview

Mission Statement

The City of Lansing's mission is to ensure quality of life by:
  • Promoting a vibrant, safe, healthy and inclusive community that provides opportunity for personal and economic growth for residents, businesses and visitors
  • Securing short and long term financial stability through prudent management of city resources.
  • Providing reliable, efficient and quality services that are responsive to the needs of residents and businesses.
  • Adopting sustainable practices that protect and enhance our cultural, natural and historical resources.
  • Facilitating regional collaboration and connecting communities.
The Lansing City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the City government. It sets policies, approves budgets, determines tax rates and adopts ordinances and resolutions to govern the City. The City Council also confirms citizen volunteers to a number of boards and advisory posts.