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Posted on: November 10, 2016

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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