City Council

The East Lansing 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.

Please note that the City of East Lansing will be transitioning back to in-person public meetings in August 2021. 

View 2021 City Council Meeting Dates (PDF)
View 2022 City Council Meeting Dates (PDF)

Regular Meetings

7 p.m.
East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
View 2021 Meeting Dates

Discussion-Only Meetings

7 p.m.
East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI  48823
View 2021 Meeting Dates

UPDATE (7/14/21): Please note that all regularly scheduled in-person City Council meetings will be temporarily relocated to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center until further notice beginning in August 2021. 

View Meeting Location Change Notice (PDF)

Agendas, Minutes & Video Coverage


View Agendas, Minutes & Video Meeting CoverageAgendas are available prior to the meetings. A synopsis is available the day after a meeting. Minutes are available following approval. 

City Council Operating Procedures (Policy Resolution 2019-5) outline the preparation and publication of agendas and establishes procedures for meetings.

Meeting Coverage (Online and Television)


Gavel-to-gavel coverage of City Council meetings are available online and to Comcast customers on WELG (Ch. 22).

  • Video recordings of the City Council regular meetings are available online @ www.cityofeastlansing.com/meetings. The meetings are archived online and available via an on-demand playback option. 
  • Video recordings of City Council regular meetings are replayed for Comcast customers on WELG (Ch. 22). In addition, a streamed feed of WELG (Ch. 22) is available online via YouTube.

Campaign Finance Reports


To view campaign finance reports, visit the Ingham County Clerk website, select "Public Login" and search by Councilmember name to view individual campaign finance reports.

Resolution to Acknowledge, Apologize for and Condemn Racial Discrimination in East Lansing


In February 2018, the East Lansing City Council adopted a Resolution (PDF) that acknowledges, apologizes for and condemns racial discrimination in East Lansing. The resolution was created in response to an inspiring, informational and personal essay penned by 15-year-old East Lansing High School student Alex Hosey, entitled "Why I Sit."   

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