East Lansing City Council Meeting & Public Hearings

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

East Lansing City Council Meeting & Public Hearings May 9

East Lansing’s City Council has decided to hold another set of public hearings about possible new revenue sources and has expanded the variations of tax proposals being considered. Possibilities include a City income tax, property taxes, and bonds for capital expenditures. Council is considering putting one or more tax proposals on the August 7 ballot in response to the growing financial crisis facing the City.

Public hearings have now been set for May 9, at 7 p.m. (Note that this is a Wednesday, not the Council’s normal Tuesday meeting day.) Council Members have indicated they will probably not vote on a tax proposal on May 9, but may do so at a dedicated meeting scheduled for soon thereafter, set for Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m . . . Read more in ELi feature article


During 2017 the EL City Council is scheduled to meet on three Tuesdays each month
(unless noted otherwise).   


  • 2018 Regular

    7 p.m.
    54B District Court, Courtroom 2
    101 Linden Street
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    6:30 p.m.
    54B District Court, Courtroom 2
    101 Linden St.
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    - January 9
    - January 23
    - January 30
    - February 27
    - March 6
    - March 20
    - April 10
    - April 24
    - May 9 (Wednesday)
    - May 22
    - June 5
    - June 19
    - July 17
    - August 14
    - September 4
    - September 18
    - October 16
    - October 30
    - November 7 (Wednesday)
    - November 20
    - December 4
    - December 18

    - January 16

    - February 20 (5-7 p.m. in Conference Room A, City Hall)

    - March 13

    - April 17

    - May 14

    - June 12

    - July 24

    - August 21

    - September 11

    - October 23

    - November 13

    - December 11


FY19 Budget Work Sessions 5:30 p.m. 
East Lansing City Hall, Conference Room A 410 Abbot Road
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The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the City government. Five Councilmembers are elected at-large for overlapping four-year terms. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem are appointed by the elected Council. The Council also appoints the City Manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the City government. They also appoint the City Attorney.

City Councilmembers:  Mayor Mark Meadows; Mayor Pro Tem Erik Altmann; Ruth Beier; Shanna Draheim; and Aaron Stephens

The City of East Lansing provides a comprehensive online library of recorded public meetings, meeting documents and community videos.

Gavel-to-gavel coverage of regular East Lansing City Council and Planning Commission meetings are streamed live, archived online and available via an on-demand playback option.  In addition, recorded meetings are televised and replayed on Channel 22 (WELG).

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