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Posted on: May 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] DDA to Hold Special Meeting and Public Hearing Electronically on Thursday, May 14

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Pursuant to Executive Orders 2020-33 and 2020-48 from the Governor of the State of Michigan, a special meeting of the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will be held electronically on Thursday, May 14 at noon due to the presence of the coronavirus in the community.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the following items: Special Rule Limiting Public Comment to Two (2) Minutes; Approval of the April 30, 2020 Meeting Minutes; Consideration of Grant Award Recipients for the Business Relief Program in direct response to COVID-19; Rescind of the April 23, 2020 Approval of the Fiscal Year 2021 DDA Budget and Tax Rate Resolution.

The DDA will also hold a public hearing during the special meeting on the proposed FY21 DDA Budget and Tax Rate Resolution. Following the public hearing, the DDA will consider approving the FY21 DDA Budget and Tax Rate Resolution. Community members can view the public hearing notice and related budget documents at

The meeting and public hearing are available to the public for viewing online at with closed captioning. If additional accommodations are required, please contact Heather Pope at or call (517) 319-6877. Individuals may email comments to the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority, c/o Heather Pope at prior to the meeting, or, call 1-312-626-6799 or 1-888-788-0099 (meeting ID: 813 7581 8585), during the meeting to provide comment over the phone. The meeting will be recorded and a video will be posted to following the meeting.

Community members are encouraged to visit the City’s new Electronic Public Meeting Notices webpage, which is continuously being updated with public meeting notices for meetings scheduled to be held electronically during the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to continuing to update this new webpage, the City of East Lansing will also continue to issue press releases and update the online website calendar and public meeting portal as new electronic public meetings are scheduled and public meeting notices are finalized.

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