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Posted on: November 30, 2020

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.

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Announces City of Lansing’s First Diversity Officer

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Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing has elevated Guadalupe Ayala to the position of Diversity Officer in the Human Relations and Community Services Department. In this role, Ayala will lead implementation of the Mayor’s Rac...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

City of Lansing to Offer Free On-Street Metered Parking Through 2020

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that on-street metered parking in the City of Lansing will be free of charge beginning Monday, November 23, 2020, until Friday, January 1, 2021. On-street parking maximums will continue to be monitored and ticketed. Visito...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

City of Lansing Leaders Meet with Investors to Discuss Local Opportunities

ity of Lansing leaders met virtually with local, regional and national investors to outline investment “Opportunity Zones” that will increase the quality of life for residents in Lansing, as well as cities across state of Michigan.&...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

City of Lansing to Hold Virtual Veterans Day Tribute

Mayor Andy Schor announced that the City of Lansing’s annual Veterans Day Tribute will be a virtual event to premiere on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, on City TV (Comcast Channel 12), the City’s YouTube page and the City’s Fa...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Lansing Fire Department Partners with Lansing School District to Launch Cadet Program

Mayor Andy Schor announced that the City of Lansing Fire Department and the Lansing School District have partnered to launch the Lansing School District Fire Academy, a cadet program for high school students. This program began operation at the beginning ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

City Hall and City Facilities to Remain Closed to Public Through January 11, 2021

 Mayor Andy Schor today signed Executive Order 2020-06 stating that Lansing City Hall and City owned buildings will remain closed to the public until January 11, 2021, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. City Hall and City buildings will remain accessi...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

City of Lansing Adopts Emergency Ordinance Requiring Compliance with Public Health Orders

The City of Lansing passed Emergency Ordinance 1269, requiring compliance with public health orders, during last night’s City Council meeting. The ordinance will go into effect immediately and will remain in place for sixty days.

 

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Lansing Announces First Climate Action Plan and Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Sustainability

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing has released its first Climate Action Plan for City operations. As a part of the plan, Mayor Schor has issued an Executive Order to establish and create the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

City of Lansing Announces Halloween Day Activities

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor today announced that official hours for trick-or-treating in the City of Lansing are on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Michigan Department of Health and Human S...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor Schor’s Arts and Culture Commission Continues to Lead Art Effort in Lansing Despite COVID-19

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Mayor’s Arts and Culture Commission (MAACC) has submitted its annual report per its Charter. The report outlines the MAACC’s 2020 achievements and how they plan to achieve their 2021 go...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

City of Lansing to Refund Parking Permit Purchases

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that in response to City Council’s repeal of the overnight parking ban ordinance, the City of Lansing will be issuing full refunds to anyone that purchased an overnight parking permit.  

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Millions Returned to City of Lansing General Fund Balance

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing will restore $2.5 million to its general fund balance after successfully completing and submitting Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms that had not been filed in previous years.  

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

City of Lansing to Receive $4.5 Million to Address Lead Paint

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing will be awarded $4,589,940 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant program funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. With these funds, the City will be able to address lead h...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

City of Lansing Reforms to Unfunded Liabilities and $8 Million Savings Annually

The City of Lansing announced today that it will save approximately $8 million annually by making reforms to retiree healthcare plans. Lansing’s unfunded pension and retiree healthcare liability is currently $736.6 million.  

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Welcomes New City Treasurer

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Mayor Andy Schor today announced his appointment of Desiree A. Kirkland as Lansing’s next Treasurer and Income Tax Administrator. Ms. Kirkland will begin her role as Treasurer on Monday, September 28, 2020.  

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Mayor Schor Announces New Riverfront Redevelopment at Former City Market

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Mayor Andy Schor today announced plans to lease the former Lansing City Market building to Detroit Rising Development (DRD). DRD proposes to transform the site into the Lansing Shuffleboard & Social Club, a hub housing food, drink, games, community cl...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Mayor Schor Announces Launch of Operation Slow Down

Mayor Andy Schor today announced the implementation of Operation Slow Down, a program designed to reduce speeding and reckless driving behaviors on Lansing streets. The City of Lansing has recently heard from an increased number of residents who have expr...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Lansing Students Receive Scholarships & Free Virtual Financial Planning as a Part of BOLD Lansing

More than 300 Lansing high school graduates have been awarded scholarships through the Lansing Promise program in concert with a range of financial empowerment supports and services as part of the new BOLD (Believe, Optimize, Learn, Dream) Lansing initiat...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Saves City of Lansing Taxpayer Dollars with Purchasing Reforms

Mayor Andy Schor today announced major savings for the City of Lansing after the administration introduced a number of purchasing card (p-card) reforms since he took office in January 2018.  

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor Appoints Former Lansing Fire Department Chief Greg Martin as Interim Chief

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Mayor Andy Schor today announced the appointment of Greg Martin EFO, CFOD, as Interim Chief of the Lansing Fire Department. Martin will begin his role on Monday, September 28, 2020. Martin previously served as the Lansing Fire Department’s Chief...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Drive-Thru Senior Activities Fair to be Held on August 27, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Mayor’s 20th Annual Senior Activities Fair will be held as a drive-thru event on Thursday, August 27, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Community Center parking lot (5825 Wise Road).&...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

City of Lansing to Partner with Lansing School District as a Community Learning Lab

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing is partnering with the Lansing School District to provide workspace during school hours for children of qualifying working Lansing School District families. The Lansing Parks and Recreation Departm...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Drive-Thru Senior Activities Fair to be Held on August 27, 2020

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Mayor’s 20th Annual Senior Activities Fair will be held as a drive-thru event on Thursday, August 27, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Community Center parking lot (5825 Wise Road).&...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Statement from Mayor Schor Regarding Need for Federal Dollars in Cities in Response to COVID-19

As Congress debates the next round of Coronavirus relief funding, Mayor Andy Schor today released the following statement:  

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact here in Lansing and in all cities, big and small, across the count...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

City of Lansing to Participate in 2020 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing, in partnership with the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL), will participate in the 2020 Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, a national non-profit community service program.&...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

FitLot Outdoor Fitness Park Opens Near Rotary Park in Downtown Lansing

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Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing has installed a FitLot, an outdoor fitness park, just north of Rotary Park on the Lansing River Trail, near downtown Lansing. The City of Lansing was chosen by AARP in a competitive application pro...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

The City of Lansing Seeks Artist to Create Public Art Piece in Reutter Park

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The City of Lansing has extended the deadline for proposals 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: July 23, 2020

Mayor Schor Announces Details of Racial Justice & Equity Community Action Plan

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing has initiated the development of a long-term Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan. Attorney Teresa Bingman, an expert consultant on racial justice and equity, is leading the process and working wit...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Statement from Mayor Andy Schor Regarding the Passing of Dr. Eva Evans

I am so sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Eva Evans. Dr. Evans is a legend in Lansing, especially in our schools. She was a classroom teacher, building administrator, division director, assistant superintendent and the first female deputy superintendent o...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

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

As previously announced, the City of Lansing income tax filing deadline has changed to July 31, 2020, to align with the IRS and state of Michigan filing deadlines.  

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

City of Lansing to Host Community Input Series on Racial Justice, Equity and the LPD Budget

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing will host a series of virtual community input meetings regarding racial justice, equity and the Lansing Police Department’s budget. Expert Consultant Teresa Bingman is working with the Ma...

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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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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.  

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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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Posted on: February 14, 2020

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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Posted on: December 19, 2019

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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Posted on: December 11, 2019

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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Posted on: December 5, 2019

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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Posted on: December 3, 2019

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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Posted on: December 3, 2019

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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