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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.

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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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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Former Waverly Golf Course Property Sold for $2.2 Million

 Mayor Andy Schor today announced the closing of the sale of the former Waverly Golf Course and Michigan Avenue Park for $2.2 million. The 120.46± acre property is located in Lansing Township on the southeast quadrant of the Saginaw St...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Mayor Schor Announces the Launch of Serve Lansing

Mayor Andy Schor today announced the launch of Serve Lansing. Serve Lansing is a blueprint for citizens and community partners in Lansing to volunteer in theircommunity. Serve Lansing is a call to our citizens to engage in community service and a commitme...
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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Statement from Mayor Andy Schor Regarding Lansing Housing Commission's Announcement

"The executive director of the LHC has submitted his resignation to the LHC board, and Doug Fleming, an affordable housing expert, has been named interim director. I am confident that the important work of bringing these Lansing public housing units ...
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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Mayor Schor Appoints Loria Hall to the Lansing Housing Commission Board

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor today announced the appointment of Loria Hall as the newest member of the Lansing Housing Commission (LHC) Board. Hall takes the position of Bethany Deschaine, who has resigned her seat on the LHC Board. The term expires June 30, ...
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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Mayor Schor Announces eBay’s Retail Revival Program Application Deadline Extended

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that eBay has extended the application deadline for small businesses to apply for the Retail Revival program. Applications will continue to be accepted through August 31st.       
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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Mayor Andy Schor Announces RFI for the Reuse and Reactivation of the Lansing City Market Property

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Request for Information (RFI) for developed proposal ideas for reactivation of what is currently the Lansing City Market property is now available. Mayor Schor’s team is requesting proposals that include financing...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Code Inspection Reports Complete at Lansing Housing Commission Properties

Mayor Schor today announced that the City of Lansing’s Code Enforcement team has completed their inspections at the Lansing Housing Commission (LHC) Properties LaRoy Froh and South Washington Complex. In an effort to remain transparent,...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Envision the Future at “Imagine the Avenue”

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(LANSING) - Between Monday, August 6th and Saturday, August 11th, the 2000 block of Michigan Avenue will come alive for “Imagine the Avenue,” a popup event, hosted by the City of Lansing, exhibiting temporary, in-place street design ch...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Turner-Dodge House Copper Beech Tree Removal

The Turner-Dodge House is a cornerstone in the City of Lansing, and we pride ourselves on maintaining the historical integrity of the property. The Copper Beech tree in the front of the house has reached the end of its natural lifecycle, and the tree must...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Mayor Schor Establishes Art and Culture Commission and Announces Members

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor has issued his third Executive Order to establish and create the Mayor’s Art and Culture Commission that will provide expertise, resources and support of arts and culture throughout the city.

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Mayor Andy Schor Joins City Leaders from Around the World in Second Class of Leadership Initiative

Mayor Schor is going back to school this summer to study leadership and management practices, as one of 40 mayors chosen for an intensive education program with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

As a participant in the Initiative’s 2018 pro...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

City of Lansing Celebrates 5 Years of Financial Empowerment

LANSING –Mayor Schor today hosted a celebration of the 5th birthday of the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) with a breakfast at The View in Cooley Law School Stadium, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. The event featured guest speaker Jonathan ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Mayor Schor Appoints Don Sober to the Lansing Housing Commission Board

LANSING — Mayor Andy Schor has today appointed Don Sober as the Resident Appointee Member for the Lansing Housing Commission Board in the term to expire June 30, 2023. The term for the appointee in this spot expired June 30, 20...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Lansing's New Citizen's Academy to Begin this Fall

LANSING — The City of Lansing is now accepting applications for the inaugural Citizen’s Academy. The program will offer Lansing residents the opportunity to learn more about the procedures and services of city departments and ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

City Market Public Conversation Set

(LANSING) – With the subsidy eliminated and the City Market closing, Mayor Schor has announced a public conversation to engage the public in ideas for this building moving forward.

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Capital City Midnight Basketball Program

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor is happy to announce the successful launch of Capitol City Midnight Basketball, which occurred on Friday, June 22nd and 23rd  at the Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center. This initiative is de...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

City Market Land to be Sent to Ballot for Sale Consideration

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor announced today that he is putting all options on the table for the future use of the property where the current Lansing City Market resides. One option will include sale of the land and building so that a private en...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Mayor Schor Announces Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council Members

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor has announced the members of his new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council which was established by an Executive Order earlier this year. The Council will provide expertise, resources and support...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

City of Lansing Fireworks Ordinance and Safety Tips

The Lansing Police Department would like to remind residents of the Fireworks ordinance as well as provide you and your family with a few safety tips to adhere by so you are prepared for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Fire Investigation at LaRoy Froh

Lansing, MI – Today, the City of Lansing is releasing the fire investigation report from the tragic fire at Laroy Froh Townhouses. Based on this fire investigation report, at this time we do not believe that City of Lansing code inspect...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Mayor Andy Schor Presents Six-Month Report

Six-Month Report Highlights Mayor Schor’s Accomplishments

Lansing, MI – In the last six months, Mayor Andy Schor and his team have been working tirelessly to move Lansing forward together. Mayor Schor held a Transition...

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