Survey shows public safety is most concerning issue for Lansing voters

Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 6:29 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 6:06 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A new survey conducted by Advance Greater Lansing shows that public safety is the most concerning issue for voters ahead of the August election, where people will vote for City Council members.

Of the people surveyed, 22.4% cited public safety as the number one issue in the city. Road conditions came in second with 19.6%, and neighborhoods came in third with 14.2%.

Officials said these findings are significant because they allow elected officials to see what the people want and how they can address these issues head-on.

Mayor Andy Schor said increased police presence has brought violent crime levels down. He said people can also expect to see more speed radars and signs on city grounds.

“People want to make sure that they’re safe in their community and in their homes,” Schor said. “And that’s why we’ve been doing so much work on public safety. You’ve seen homicides go down, violent crimes go down, we’re rolling out operation slow down.”

The survey also cited that housing, homelessness, and the current job market are points of concern.

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