Proposal From Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has Potential Successors Cautious
A proposal from Mayor Virg Bernero to help fix sidewalks and streets has his potential successors cautious.
Recently, Bernero pitched the neighborhood streets and sidewalks millage to City Council during his 2018 budget presentation, saying it would serve as "a stopgap to the anemic funding from the Michigan Legislature."
For Bernero's new millage proposal to reach voters, City Council must vote to put it on a ballot. A sidewalk millage proposal that Bernero supported in 2012 lacked council support and didn't make it to voters.
At- Large Council Member Judi Brown Clarke, who has filed to run for mayor, said this week she needs to know how the money that's already dedicated to streets and sidewalks is being used before considering another millage. There's more in the Lansing State Journal.