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.
Regular Meetings
7 p.m.
54B District Court, Courtroom 2
101 Linden Street
East Lansing, MI 48823
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Discussion-Only Meetings
7 p.m.
East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI  48823
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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 2015-9) 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 @ The meetings are archived online and available via an on-demand playback option. The meetings can be viewed by agenda item and are keyword searchable within 48 hours of the meeting. Two meetings a month are streamed live.
  • 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 @ Ustream.
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.