Financial Information

In an effort to ensure the City of East Lansing's future financial sustainability in the face of significant budget challenges, the East Lansing City Council is currently considering potential service cuts, new revenue options or a combination of both. A series of Community Engagement Meetings have been held and a phone survey was commissioned in April to gather citizen feedback. Council discussions will be continuing this spring during the City Council's regular meetings and budget deliberations.

The City of East Lansing has and continues to face significant, long-term budget challenges as a result of:

Many steps have been taken over the years to address the City’s challenges, including:

For additional information on the City's financial background, view East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas' Financial Challenges Presentation (PDF) from the Community Engagement Meetings held in January 2018. A Facebook Live video of Lahanas' presentation is also available.