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Posted on: November 10, 2016

[ARCHIVED] East Lansing Financial Health Review Team to Hold Final Two Citizen Engagement Meetings

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to attend the
final two Citizen Engagement Meetings hosted by the East Lansing
Financial Health Review Team prior to their final recommendations to the
East Lansing City Council.

The meetings will take place on the following dates at 6:30 p.m. at the
East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road:

- Monday, Nov. 14
Members of the Financial Health Review Team will provide updates from
the team's Development Incentives, Real Property and Citizens
Communications and Services work groups. The team's recently
commissioned Income Tax Study and MSU Cost Study will also be
discussed.

- Monday, Nov. 28
Members of the Financial Health Review Team will provide updates from
the team's Infrastructure Renewal, Legacy Cost Funding and Revenue
Options work groups. The team's recently commissioned Income Tax Study
and MSU Cost Study will also be discussed.

All community members are encouraged and welcome to attend to learn
more about the work of the Financial Health Review Team. There will also
be opportunities at both meetings for citizens to ask questions and
share feedback.

“We want the citizens of East Lansing to be informed about the work
we have been doing and we want to hear their feedback prior to bringing
our final recommendations to the East Lansing City Council in
December,” said Financial Health Review Team Chairperson Mike
Moquin.

Copies of the Financial Health Review Team’s commissioned Income Tax
Study and MSU Cost Study will be distributed at the Citizen Engagement
Meetings and are also available to view online at
www.cityofeastlansing.com/FinancialHealth. These studies will be used
by the team in its deliberations regarding possible new revenue
options.

The Financial Health Review Team was appointed by the East Lansing City
Council in February of this year to look at the overall financial
stability of the City of East Lansing and consider new revenue options.
In addition to full team meetings, six work groups continue to meet
regularly. All meetings are open to the public and a calendar is
available at www.cityofeastlansing.com/FinancialHealth. The Financial
Health Review Team’s work is expected to conclude by the end of the
year, with final recommendations made to the East Lansing City Council
in December.

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