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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Arts Council of Greater Lansing Announces City of Lansing FY2021 Arts Projects Grants

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is pleased to announce the opening of City of Lansing’s Arts Projects Grants. The grants support projects that contribute to the enhancement and continued transformation of the City of Lansing ensuring it rema...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Appoints Robert Widigan as Finance Director

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Mayor Andy Schor today announced the appointment of Robert Widigan as the Finance Director for the City of Lansing. Widigan will manage the Finance Department, oversee short-term and long-term fiscal planning and operations of the City, prepare revenue pr...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Appoints Judy Kehler CPFIM, ACPFIM to Serve as Chief Strategy Officer

Mayor Andy Schor today announced the promotion of Judy Kehler to serve as Lansing’s next Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). As CSO, Kehler will continue to look at short-term expenditures and long-term debts, as well as review and evaluate other proc...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Cooling Center Activation Tuesday, July 7th through Thursday, July 9th

 Local meteorologists are predicting heat index temperatures in the mid to upper nineties for this week, triggering this year’s first activation of the It’s a Cool Thing to Do program starting Tuesday, July 7, 2020, through Th...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Appoints Nicholas Tate to Serve as Deputy Mayor for Operations and Chief of Staff

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor today announced that Nicholas Tate will serve as the City of Lansing’s Deputy Mayor for Operations and Chief of Staff effective July 1, 2020. Tate will oversee all internal operations including management o...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

The City of Lansing Announces Upgrades at Reutter Park

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The City of Lansing announced a request for proposals (RFP) for a new public art piece to be located in the northeast corner of Reutter Park in downtown Lansing. The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) awarded the City of Lansing a Public Art for Com...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Lansing Police Department Launches Transparency Resource

The Lansing Police Department today launched a new webpage devoted to transparency at www.lansingmi.gov/policetransparency.   

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Juneteenth Announcement

Greetings from The Lansing Juneteenth Committee and Lansing Mayor Andy Schor: 

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

The City of Lansing Announces the Second Phase of Businesses Awarded COVID-19 Rescue Fund Grants

The City of Lansing today announced that 12 businesses were awarded a $5,000 COVID-19 Rescue Fund Grant during phase two of the City of Lansing’s Small Business Recovery Program. The City of Lansing and the LEDC created the Rescue Fund as an eme...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Lansing to Create Racial Equity and Anti-Racism Fund

Mayor Andy Schor, Police Chief Daryl Green, and Human Relations and Community Services (HRCS) Director Kim Coleman today announced that they have asked the Lansing City Council to move $170,000 of available remaining dollars in the current fiscal year (FY...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Declares Curfew for City of Lansing on June 1, 2020

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Mayor Andy Schor has declared a curfew for the City of Lansing effective immediately.

“I am issuing a curfew for the evening of Monday, June 1st, that will take effect immediately and continue until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Thankfully, we h...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Declares Curfew for City of Lansing on June 1, 2020

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Mayor Andy Schor has declared a curfew for the City of Lansing effective immediately.

“I am issuing a curfew for the evening of Monday, June 1st, that will take effect immediately and continue until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Thankfully, we h...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Declares Curfew for City of Lansing on May 31, 2020

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Mayor Andy Schor has declared a curfew for the City of Lansing effective immediately. 

“The rally this afternoon was peaceful and respectful, and focused on expressing anger and frustration with police brutality and racial injustice. I w...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Statement from Mayor Andy Schor Regarding the Passing of Jack Davis

We’ve sustained losses before and it is a fact of life that we’ll sustain more as we journey through life, but the sun shines a little less today. Jack was a friend; not only to both Erin and I but to the entire City of Lansing. His ne...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor Schor Announces Community Response Cabinet and Launch of New OneLansing Website

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing’s Community Response Cabinet has launched a new OneLansing website dedicated to Lansing’s COVID-19 relief effort. Mayor Schor convened the Community Response Cabinet when the CO...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Community Partners Join to Create Mid-Michigan Housing Resource Guide

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the members of the Capital Region Housing Collaborative (CRHC) have worked together to create a COVID-19 Mid-Michigan Housing Resource Guide to help those facing financial hardship due to the economic impact of the CO...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

City of Lansing Receives $210,000 Grant for Fire Department Equipment Needs

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing has received a $210,000 grant through the state of Michigan’s Financially Distressed Cities, Villages and Townships (FDCVT) Grant Program. The City of Lansing applied for dollars for both...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Statement from Mayor Schor Regarding Red Cedar Project Moving Forward

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) Board approved the Red Cedar Renaissance Brownfield Redevelopment Plan application.  

“With today’s approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund Board, I am t...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

CART Collection Delays Due to Memorial Day Holiday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the City of Lansing’s trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day beginning on Monday, May 25, 2020, and through the rest of the week.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City of Lansing Parking Update

The City of Lansing today announced its plans to resume parking operations citywide. The plan will help support businesses as they reopen their doors, as well as downtown workers as they begin to return to their place of employment.  

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

City of Lansing Provides Updates Regarding Upcoming Events and Programs

The City of Lansing today announced that the following events and programs have been canceled or adjusted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Memorial Day Ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery is canceled due to the prohibition on gathering in the Governor&rs...
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Posted on: May 12, 2020

City of Lansing Offers Optional Furlough to Employees

The City of Lansing today announced that some employees will be given the option to apply to take voluntary furlough. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous economic impact on cities across the state including the City of Lansing. Offering voluntary f...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Mayor Schor Announces 2020 Neighborhood Grant Recipients

Mayor Andy Schor announced the recipients of the Neighborhood Grant Program, as recommended by the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Board, during a Facebook Live broadcast with Department of Neighborhoods + Citizen Engagement (DNCE) Director Andi C...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

The City of Lansing Announces the Businesses Awarded COVID-19 Rescue Fund Grants

The City of Lansing today announced the businesses awarded a $10,000 COVID-19 Rescue Fund Grant during phase one of the City of Lansing’s Small Business Recovery Program. The City of Lansing and the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Curbside Yard Waste Collection to Begin Monday, May 4, 2020

The City of Lansing today announced that curbside collection of residential yard waste will begin Monday, May 4, 2020. Due to the large amount of yard waste that residents have at the curbside already, it is likely that collection will not take place on t...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

City of Lansing Releases Protest Planning for Thursday

The City of Lansing is aware that a series of demonstration events are planned for Thursday, April 30, in downtown Lansing. Multiple groups have indicated they will hold protests on the Capitol Lawn beginning around 9:00 a.m. The Lansing Police Department...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Schor Announces City of Lansing’s First Sustainability Manager on Earth Day 2020

Mayor Andy Schor today announced the promotion of Lori Welch as the City of Lansing’s first Sustainability Manager. As announced during his 2020 State of the City Address, the City of Lansing created this new position to maintain, review and hel...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

City of Lansing Offers Yard Waste Drop-Off Starting the Week of April 20, 2020

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The City of Lansing’s Capital Area Recycling and Trash (CART) yard waste collection service will resume in two phases, following the latest “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order from Governor Gretchen Whitmer which now allow...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Statement from Mayor Andy Schor Regarding “Gridlock” Protests

Michigan residents always have the right to protest at the Capitol Building, but they do not have the right to violate the rights of City of Lansing workers and residents. 

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

City of Lansing State of Emergency Declaration Extended Through April 30, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor today announced the extension of the City of Lansing’s State of Emergency declaration in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through April 30, 2020. Mayor Schor originally issued this State of Emergency order o...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Announces City of Lansing’s Small Business Recovery Program

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Mayor Andy Schor today announced phase one of the City of Lansing’s Small Business Recovery Program (LSBRP), the COVID-19 Rescue Fund. The Fund was created as an emergency resource to provide immediate help to City of Lansing small businesses in...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Mayor Schor Restricts Discretionary Spending and Hiring Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor Andy Schor today signed two executive directives restricting City of Lansing expenses due to the potential severity of the fiscal challenges confronting City government due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Directive 2020-01 restricts City departm...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Capital Area Recycling & Trash Temporary Changes in Response to COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lansing will be making temporary changes to the Capital Area Recycling & Trash (CART) and yard waste collection services.  

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Cities of Lansing and East Lansing Provide Additional Support to Homeless for Regional Needs

The City of Lansing and the City of East Lansing today announced that they both will provide funding to Holy Cross, Advent House Ministries, Haven House and other local charities to help support their regional work with the homeless population during the ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City of Lansing Extends 2019 City of Lansing Income Tax Filing Deadline to July 31, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing will extend its 2019 City of Lansing income tax filing deadline from April 30, 2020, to July 31, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS has pushed back the federal tax filing deadline to July ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Capital Area Recycling & Trash Temporary Changes in Response to COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lansing will be making temporary changes to the Capital Area Recycling & Trash (CART) collection services.  

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Submits Third Executive Budget Recommendation to City Council

Mayor Andy Schor today submitted his third Executive Budget Recommendation for the City’s next fiscal year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) that reflects the priorities of Lansing. The proposal includes continued strategic investment in stre...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

City of Lansing to Provide Drop-off Locations for Homemade Masks

(LANSING) - After receiving many offers from Lansing residents to produce homemade masks, Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing will provide drop-off locations for homemade masks. Donations will help alleviate the shortage of masks for...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Small Business Assistance Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor Andy Schor is committed to helping provide assistance to Lansing’s small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Andy Schor has been in contact with small business owners, the Convention and Visitors B...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Lansing Parks Remain Open

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City of Lansing parks and the Lansing River Trail currently remain open from dawn until dusk, as normal, amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Lansing is proud to be home to 111 parks and 16 miles of river trail that connects to other community’s trails.&...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Income Tax Payment Locations

Due to the local State of Emergency declaration in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the City of Lansing’s Treasury and Income Tax office in City Hall is closed. The department is still processing and operating; however, emp...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mobile Food Pantry to Remain Scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020

The City of Lansing’s monthly Mobile Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Tabernacle of David (2645 W. Holmes Rd. Lansing, MI) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. while supplies last. The City of Lansing’s Human Relations ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

State of Emergency Declared in City of Lansing

Mayor Andy Schor today declared a local State of Emergency in Lansing in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. City Hall, 54-A District Court, City Community Centers and related City facilities will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17, 2...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

54-A DISTRICT COURT EMERGENCY STATUS

54-A District Court has declared to be closed to public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, through Friday, April 3, 2020. Limited staff will be onsite and available by phone to conduct essential duties. The court will continue to closely monitor this situa...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mayor Schor Releases Additional COVID-19 Protective Measures

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor and the City of Lansing’s Department of Human Resources today sent a memo providing additional temporary measures to address the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. These measures are a necessary response in ligh...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Mayor Schor Releases Internal COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

Mayor Andy Schor and the City of Lansing’s Department of Human Resources today sent a memo to City of Lansing employees providing important steps to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.  

“The City of Lansing ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Public Workshop to be Held to Address the Conversion of Downtown One-Way Streets to Two-Way

As announced during Mayor Andy Schor’s State of the City 2020 Address, the City of Lansing plans to convert the following six one-way streets in downtown Lansing to two-way: Capitol Avenue, Grand Avenue, Ottawa Street, Allegan Street, Walnut Str...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

City of Lansing Allows Overnight Parking with Permit Beginning March 1, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that permits are now available for overnight parking from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., effective March 1, 2020. Lansing residents may now apply for an annual and/or temporary overnight parking permit at their permanent residenc...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Mayor Proposes Update to Lansing Basic Human Needs Ordinance

Mayor Andy Schor today sent an ordinance to the Lansing City Council recommending revisions to the City of Lansing’s Basic Human Services Ordinance (Chapter 240). Under Chapter 240 of the City of Lansing’s Code of Ordinances, 1.25% of ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Mayor Schor Welcomes New Director of Human Relations and Community Services

Mayor Schor today announced the hiring of Kim Coleman as the City of Lansing’s Director of the Department of Human Relations and Community Services (HRCS). Kim will begin her new role at the City today, Monday, February 17, 2020.  

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Lansing Parks and Recreation Receives Three Statewide mParks Awards

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that mParks recognized the City of Lansing Department of Parks and Recreation with several awards during their annual conference at the end of January. The department was recognized in three categories: Innovative Programi...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor has Declared a Non-State of Emergency Closure for Downtown Facilities

Mayor Andy Schor has declared a Non-State of Emergency Closure for City Hall, 54-A District Court and Offices in North Grand Ramp and North Capitol Ramp, due to heat being down in all City of Lansing’s downtown facilities.  

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

LBRA and Mayor Schor Support Building Restoration with Public Improvements on N. Washington

A highly visible gateway property located on the newly established Saginaw Street corridor improvement authority, is moving closer toward redevelopment. The proposed Michigan Realtors® Headquarters redevelopment includes demolition of the existing...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

City of Lansing 2019 Tax Season

The City of Lansing’s Office of Treasury announces that 2019 tax returns will be accepted starting on Friday, January 31, 2020.   

Hard copies of the L-1040 (Individual taxpayer) forms are currently available in the lobby of Cit...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

CART Collection Delay Due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The City of Lansing’s trash and recycling collections will be delayed by one day beginning on Monday, January 20th, 2020, and through the rest of the week. 

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

Extreme Winter Weather Expected to Hit Lansing

he National Weather Service has forecasted that the heavy rain currently hitting Lansing will convert to freezing rain or sleet between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020. As temperatures continue to drop throughout the day, ice will ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

City of Lansing Cancels All Events and Warns of Expected Extreme Weather

he City of Lansing is prepared for the expected extreme winter weather. The National Weather Service has forecasted a significant winter storm for a large portion of Michigan, including Lansing. The winter storm could include a mix of snow, freezing rain,...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Lansing Fire Assistant Chief Robinson Appointed to Serve on Michigan Board of Medicine

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that Lansing Fire Department Assistant Chief Teresa Robinson, Ph.D., has been appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve on the Michigan Board of Medicine for a term that commenced January 1, 2020 and expires December...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

CART Launches Bi-Weekly Trash Collection Service and Announces City Trash Bag Credit Program

As previously announced, blue City trash bags are no longer being collected as of the end of the 2019.  However, residents who still have blue City trash bags can bring them to community centers to receive a credit that will applied to their CART...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

City of Lansing Building Growth Triples in 2019

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that there was more than $280 million dollars in construction and permit activity in 2019. This is a $200 million-dollar increase compared to 2018. Notable projects in 2019 included partial permitting for Red Cedar Develop...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

CART Christmas Tree Collection

The City of Lansing will be collecting Christmas trees beginning the week of January 6, 2020, and through the week of January 13, 2020.

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

CART Trash and Recycling Delays Due to the Holidays

Due to the Christmas holiday, The City of Lansing’s trash and recycling collections will be delayed by one day beginning on Wednesday, December 25th, 2019, and through the rest of that week. 

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Resident Survey Results Released

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Mayor Andy Schor today released the results of the survey that was open to Lansing residents between mid-September and the end of November. The survey was sent out through social media outlets, the City’s website and Lansing Living magazine. 1,4...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Overnight Parking Allowed with Permit

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing’s parking ordinance number 404.13 has been amended to allow for overnight parking from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. with a permit, effective March 1, 2020. Lansing residents may apply for an an...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Sign-up for CART Bi-Weekly Trash Collection Service Now Open

Residents can sign up for Capital Area Recycling and Trash (CART) bi-weekly trash collection for 32-gallon cart service beginning today. The service will begin in January 2020 and is recommended for households that produce 2-3 kitchen-sized bags of trash ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

City of Lansing, CATA and Neighborhood Organizations Partner to Design New Bus Shelters

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Mayor Andy Schor, Deputy Mayor Samantha Harkins, City of Lansing Director of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement Andi Crawford, CATA Chief Executive Officer Bradley T. Funkhouser, South Side Community Coalition members and Lansing residents celebrated th...

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Mayor Schor Participates in 2020 Local America Presidential Forum

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Mayor Andy Schor was one of five Mayors invited to interview presidential candidates about their policies for local America during the 2020 Local America Presidential Forum in Waterloo, Iowa, hosted by Accelerator for America Action and the U.S. Conferenc...

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Seasonal Yard Waste Collection Update

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Capital Area Recycling and Trash (CART) crews are still working to collect seasonal yard waste from across the city. The final collection of yard waste routes is still in process due to unexpected weather and other challenges related to seasonal staff, tr...

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Key Downtown Redevelopment Project Moves Forward

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that a key redevelopment project in the heart of downtown Lansing took an important step forward. The brownfield plan, as proposed by Mayor Schor, along with the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LBRA), for the 5...

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Vacant and Iconic Temple Building Redevelopment Moves Forward

Mayor Andy today announced that the Temple Building redevelopment project took an important step forward. The brownfield plan for the Temple Lofts redevelopment project, as proposed by Mayor Schor, along with the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Mayor Schor Announces Exciting New Partnership to Benefit Lansing SAVE Students

Mayor Andy Schor announces an exciting new partnership between Kroger Community Rewards, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union’s (MSUFCU) Foundation the Desk Drawer Fund (DDF), Lansing School District and the City of Lansing to benefit Lansing SA...

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Corridor Improvement Authorities Created to Improve Key Business Corridors

Building on a solid 10-year foundation of planning and collaboration with the City of Lansing, two neighborhood-led stakeholder groups are poised to move forward with plans to improve key business corridors in the City of Lansing. 

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

City of Lansing to Host Public Listening Sessions Regarding Moores Park and Reutter Park

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that two separate public listening sessions will be held to discuss the future of Moores Park and Reutter Park.

Moores Park, located at 400 Moores River Drive, has had many recent updates including the addition of a new pav...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Mayor’s Hat and Glove Drive Kicks-off Wednesday, November 13th

ayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing will host a hat and glove drive, as a part of the SERVE Lansing initiative, to help provide new and gently used hats and gloves to adults and children in need in Lansing. The collection of items wil...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Holiday Ornaments to Return to Downtown Lansing

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the holiday ornaments will return to downtown Lansing after a generous offer to replace the ornaments was made. Thanks to the contribution of the Gentilozzi family, the holiday ornaments that were destroyed during a h...

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Future of Cemetery Office and Services Announced

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and Loretta Stanaway, President of the Friends of Lansing’s Historic Cemeteries today jointly announced a plan to ensure appropriate cemetery services are provided for those utilizing City of Lansing cemeteries, and to e...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Statement from Mayor Andy Schor Regarding Fatal Fire

Early this morning our firefighters responded to a devastating fire in North Lansing that left three children dead, four other family members injured and a family displaced. Our hearts go out to our neighbors as they deal with the impact of this horrible ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Lansing Reaches Agreement on Police Contract

The City has reached an agreement with the Capital City Labor Program (CCLP) union for a multi-year, competitive collective bargaining agreement for the Lansing Police Department (LPD). The terms of the agreement were ratified by the CCLP supervisory and ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Former Holmes Street School Could Be Transformed into New Residential Hub

A proposed redevelopment could soon transform a former school at the center of the Potter  Walsh  and  Holmes  Street  School  Neighborhoods  into  40  new  studio &...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Mayor’s Arts and Culture Commission Celebrates One Year of Work

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Mayor’s Arts and CultureCommission (MAACC) has submitted its annual report per its Charter. The report outlines the MAACC’s achieved its goals for 2019 and how they plan to achieve thei...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

City of Lansing Trick-or-Treating Set for October 31st from 6-8 PM

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the official hours for next Thursday night’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating are from 6pm until 8pm in the City of Lansing. 

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Parking Just Got Easier in Lansing

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor today unveiled significant parking upgrades featured throughout Lansing.  

As part of a multi-year Extreme Makeover of city parking, improvements include ramp upgrades, wayfinding, pay stations and the Passport Parking app...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Vacant and Iconic Temple Building Could Get Major Overhaul

New people, retail and parking could be coming to Old Town through a proposed redevelopment of the iconic Temple Building. The brownfield plan for the Temple Lofts redevelopment project is anticipated to be received by the Lansing City Council for conside...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Mayor Andy Schor Signs Executive Order to Update and Improve Lansing Universal Development Agreement

Mayor Andy Schor today signed an Executive Order to update and improve the City of Lansing’s Universal Development Agreement (UDA). The UDA is a tool that the City uses to define and agree on the specific commitments a developer or business is m...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Mayor Schor Testifies in Support of Bipartisan Bills Reforming Expungement Process

Mayor Andy Schor today testified on behalf of the Urban Core Mayors in support of House Bills 4980-4985, that would ultimately reform the expungement process. The Urban Core Mayors represent 13 urban core cities from across the State of Michigan including...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Red Cedar Development Project to Begin Construction

On Monday, September 23, 2019, site clearing will begin for the $270-million mixed-use Red Cedar Development project, in preparation for the future construction on the Michigan Avenue Corridor. 

"After many years of discussions and negotiatio...

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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.  

Property taxes can be p...

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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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