Information Exchange For Problems & Solutions
March 24, 2015
930 W Holmes (old EDS Building):
I attended the City of Lansing, Committee on Development and Planning on March 18th opposing the rezoning of Z-1-2015(Commercial) to G-2(Wholesale). Councilmembers Tina Houghton is Chair, Judi Brown Clarke, Vice Chair; and Vincent Delgado, Member.
The business owner is in CA and the developer is from Detroit. The plan is to open a self-storage business with truck rental and possible retail business.
I shared my reasons for opposing the rezoning and my concerns. I believe we need to have a separate meeting to discuss the many issues involved regarding this rezoning. Please contact me and we will set up a meeting date. I wanted to share this important date: April 13, 2015 at the Lansing City Council meeting which is scheduled for 7PM. This rezoning will be brought before City Council to vote on approving the rezoning. We will have an opportunity to give public comment regarding opposing this rezoning.
Skate City Roller Rink at 905 Southgate: At our February meeting there was discussion regarding this new business. I stopped in and spoke with Michael, the owner of the business. Michael told me they are open for business. He will be attending our March 24th meeting to share information with us.
Donation Containers: This was discussed at our February meeting regarding the problems neighborhoods and businesses are having with these containers. I have received emails and calls about several in South Lansing. I forwarded some of the pictures sent to me to Scott Sanford, Code Compliance and Council Member at Large, Carol Wood. Carol will be bringing it up at the April 9, Public Safety Committee meeting. Keep taking pictures and letting me know where these “safety issues” and junk yard looks appear.
20% Wage increase for mayor, city clerk and council members: I attended the Committee of the Whole Meeting, City Council at 5:30pm last night and gave public comment regarding opposing this increase. There was a resolution opposing the 20% wage increase. I think it is important to know the vote of the Council members: These are the Council members supporting the 20% pay increase: Tina Houghton, Kathie Dunbar and A’Lynne Boles. Opposing the raises: Carol Wood, Jody Washington, Jessica Yorko, Judi Brown Clarke and Vincent Delgado.