Lansing Decision 2005

By: Brendan Knapp
By: Brendan Knapp

BERNERO VS. BENAVIDES

Lansing voters will decide between Senator Virg Bernero and incumbent Mayor Tony Benavides to lead the city on November 8.

At Tuesday's primary, Bernero received more than 6,000 votes to be a final candidate for mayor.

Current Mayor Tony Benavides received more than 3,000.

Candidate Lynn Martinez had more than 2,500, and Dale Abronowitz took in just over 1,100.

LANSING CITY COUNCIL

Four candidates will vie for two at large seats for Lansing City Council.

Incumbent Brian Jeffries, Bob Johnson, Kathie Dunbar, and John Pollard will all be on the November 8 ballot.

In the 4th Ward, incumbent Geneva Smith and Tim Kaltenbach will try for a seat.

PARK MILLAGE

Lansing residents renew a Parks and Recreation millage to start in 2006.

More than 8,000 voters opted for the renewal over about 4,500 who voted no.

Under the park millage, the owner of a $100,000 house will continue to pay about $50 a year.

OTTAWA POWER STATION OK'D TO SELL

A portion of the historic Ottawa Power Station will be available for sale.

More than 10,000 voters agreed.

The city council needed voter approval because of a city charter mandate.

It states voters must sign off on any changes made to city owned property within 25 feet of the Grand River.

The Ottawa Power Station has been sitting empty since 1991.


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