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Lansing, Michigan

Lowertown Lofts in Old Town Lansing Completes Façade Improvement Grant Work

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Lowertown Lofts building, located in Old Town Lansing, has recently completed transformative improvements with assistance from the City of Lansing’s Façade Improvement Program. The Façade Program provides a 50% match for eligible expense to improve the appearance of buildings in highly visible and critical areas of Lansing.
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Mayor Andy Schor Adjusts COVID-19 Restrictions in the City of Lansing

(LANSING) - Mayor Andy Schor today signed an executive directive and an executive order adjusting restrictions put into place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The City of Lansing will once again offer in-person programming at community centers, as well as hire to fill vacant positions to ensure that we can appropriately serve Lansing residents,” said Mayor Schor. “It’s vital that we work together and adjust to all health and safety guidelines that are in place while we work on opening City facilities.”
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Mayor Andy Schor Announces Upcoming City of Lansing Events

Mayor Andy Schor today announced the following upcoming events:. Lansing Fire Department Memorial Ceremony to honor Lansing Fire Department current and retired employees who have passed away in 2021 or in the line of duty at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery (1800 E. Mt. Hope Avenue). COVID-19 health and safety guidelines at the time of the event must be followed. Public is welcome to attend.
POLITICS

Lansing Selected as One of Ten Communities in Michigan to Host a Community Development Fellow

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor announced that the City of Lansing is one of ten communities in the state of Michigan selected to host a community development fellow through the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM). The Lansing fellow will work closely with the South Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Corridor Improvement Authority (South MLK CIA) and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) to enhance their development and finance plan and work alongside stakeholders, businesses, and residents along the corridor.
MICHIGAN STATE

Mayor Andy Schor’s FY 2022 Budget Passed by City Council

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor’s fourth Executive Budget for the 2022 Fiscal Year (FY 2022) was adopted by the Lansing City Council during tonight’s meeting. “Budgets reflect the priorities of a community and I am confident that our FY2022 budget will help continue to move Lansing forward by making strategic investment in strengthening neighborhoods and commercial corridors, community service needs, public safety, transparency, infrastructure, and racial justice work,” said Mayor Schor. “Together, we will tackle the economic challenges that cities across the nation are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lansing is resilient, and the investments we are making in our community will help us emerge stronger.”
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Mayor Andy Schor Reminds Lansing Residents of Tax and Financial Assistance Resources Available

Mayor Andy Schor today reminded Lansing residents who haven't done so, to file their federal taxes and set up a bank account by May 17, 2021, to be eligible to qualify to receive tax credits for individuals and families, healthcare tax credits, as well as advance child payments and childcare tax benefits. The American Rescue Plan, passed by President Biden, devotes nearly $1 trillion toward building a bridge to economic recovery for individuals and families.
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City of Lansing Vies for Millions of Federal Dollars

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin is submitting with recommendation, proposals to reimagine policing and to revitalize the Michigan Avenue Corridor into Lansing. Slotkin recommended critical infrastructure projects along Michigan Avenue to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The committee will consider the requests for funding...
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Mayor’s Racial Justice & Equity Alliance to Host Next Community Update

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Mayor’s Racial Justice & Equity Alliance (MRJEA) will host their next Community Update on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Several committees will present an overview of what they have been working on and will share a few accomplishments and examples of recommendations they plan to make to Mayor Schor as part of the report that will be presented at the end of May. The Lansing community will be able to provide feedback to the report in June prior to it being finalized. Details regarding a public meeting in June will be provided when available.
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City of Lansing Launches Spring Cleanup Leading to LOVE Lansing Weekend May 15-16, 2021

(LANSING) — Mayor Andy Schor today announced the City of Lansing’s Spring Cleanup initiative and upcoming cleanup events around the city. The Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement will work with volunteer groups to provide supplies to residents interested in holding a small-scale cleanup. These small cleanups will lead up to LOVE (Local Organization and Volunteer Excellence) Lansing Weekend, May 15-16, 2021.
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New Material Recovery Facility Opens in the City of Lansing

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that Emterra Environmental opened a new Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the first of its kind in mid-Michigan, in the City of Lansing. A MRF is the collection point where recyclable materials are taken to be sorted into commodity types before they are shipped to various markets to be made into new products. The City of Lansing and City of East Lansing have partnered with Emterra, a forward-thinking, female-owned company, to send their communities’ recyclables to the Lansing-based MRF.
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Former Clara’s Restaurant and Train Station Location to be Revitalized

(LANSING) - Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the historic 113-year-old train station, formerly Clara’s Restaurant, located at 637 E. Michigan Avenue in downtown Lansing is moving toward redevelopment. The Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LBRA) and the City of Lansing are working with the Gillespie Group to redevelop the property. The redevelopment plan for this now vacant building includes mixed-use space for the entire community to enjoy.
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City of Lansing Held Successful Storm Drain Cleanup in Baker Neighborhood

(LANSING) – Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement partnered with COGL, a network of regional Pastors, to host a successful storm drain cleanup event in Baker Neighborhood. 25 volunteers (ages 16-90) including Everett High School National Honor Society students and COGL members from local churches participated in the event held on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
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The City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department Receives Statewide Recognition from mParks

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lasing’s Parks and Recreation Department was recognized by the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association (mParks) with several awards during their annual conference earlier this year. mParks represents, supports and trains parks and recreation agencies throughout Michigan. Lansing Parks and Recreation was...
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The City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department Receives Statewide Recognition from mParks

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lasing’s Parks and Recreation Department was recognized by the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association (mParks) with several awards during their annual conference earlier this year. mParks represents, supports and trains parks and recreation agencies throughout Michigan. Lansing Parks and Recreation was...
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Historic Moores Park Pool Rehabilitation Assessment Report Complete

The City of Lansing today announced that the rehabilitation assessment report of the historic Moores Park Pool conducted by WTA Architects is now complete. WTA’s report includes data regarding the probable cost of proper rehabilitation of the pool, fundraising options and other observations. WTA’s report provides two overall rehabilitation options...
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City of Lansing to Make Sustainable Infrastructure Improvements

Mayor Andy Schor today announced that the City of Lansing plans to move forward to create healthier, safer, more cost-effective municipal building infrastructure as part of an ongoing sustainability improvement plan. The City will partner with Johnson Controls (JCI), a global leader in the building space for 135 years, to make improvements on City buildings that will ultimately lead to more than $20 million in savings for the City over the next 20 years and will create nearly 200 local jobs over three years. The partnership with JCI was introduced to City Council for their consideration during the meeting on Monday, March 21, 2021.
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Mayor Andy Schor Submits Fourth Executive Budget Recommendation to City Council

Mayor Andy Schor today submitted his fourth Executive Budget Recommendation for the City’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 covering July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The Budget reflects the priorities of Lansing and includes strategic investment in strengthening neighborhoods and commercial corridors, community service needs, public safety, transparency, infrastructure, and racial justice work.
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