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
View 2018 Meeting Dates

*PLEASE NOTE: The times of the regular meetings of the East Lansing City Council scheduled from October 16, 2018 to December 18, 2018 (excluding the meeting on November 7, 2018) have been changed from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. View Notice of Time Change (PDF)

Discussion-Only Meetings

6:30 p.m.
54B District Court, Courtroom 2
101 Linden St.
East Lansing, MI  48823
View 2018 Meeting Dates

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 2015-11) 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. 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 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."