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Next Assembly:

 

Saturday, January 30, 2021
2 - 4 PM

Join us in our efforts to transform our community.

 
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Review information on budgeting to inform your thinking about what Lansing's budget should look like

Let us know what you believe are priorities and strong ideas for the community, or volunteer to join a Lansing People’s Assembly working group.

Support letter campaigns and other social actions for racial equity via the Liberation PAC Action Center

Our Priorities

1

Defund the police and invest the money in community organizations.

2

Ensure livable wages for all to meet basic needs without worry.

3

Divert funds to community programs and mental health help (preventative measures).

These are the top priorities named and ranked by Lansing community members, which have guided our work together forward. The first Lansing People’s Assembly took place on July 18, 2020. Participants responded to the following questions during breakout group conversations:

 

What does safety mean to you? When you imagine safety, what does it look and feel like? How will you know when you are safe? What do you think will be important for our city to do to achieve collective safety? What systems need to be improved? What else needs to happen?

 

Key themes were compiled into a list of more than 80 ideas and actions for change. The community then ranked the ideas and actions that are most important to them.

Assembly Video Archive

 
 

Learning Resources

Lansing Peoples Assembly

Lansing People's Assembly is a community-driven process for deeper civic engagement in government decision-making.

We learned the people’s assembly model from the People’s Advocacy Institute, who have successfully implemented it in Jackson, MS. We encourage you to learn more about the process in our sister city Jackson and dream with us about how the process can support transformation in Lansing.

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Budget Resources to Review

Start Here

How to Take Back the Budget

An introductory guide to city and county budgets released by the Community Resource Hub to help communities engaged in campaigns to #DefundPolice and invest in community needs. 

2019-2020 City of Lansing Adopted Budget

The city finances, revenue, expenditures and the priorities of city leadership.

FY 2019/20 Revenue & Budget

Chart summaries of where city funding comes from and where it goes.

FY2020/21 Budget Hearing Schedule

Mark your calendar! These are upcoming budget hearings to tune in for.

FY 2019/20 Lansing Police Budget (excerpt)

Publicly available detail on how the police department is funded and what it spends money on.

2021 LPD Budget Breakdown

Leadership Resources to Review

Lansing City Charter

Procedures for how we operate local government, including the powers and duties of elected officials and opportunities for citizen involvement.

Map of Lansing Wards

4 of Lansing's City Council members represent wards, and 4 are at-large.

Committee Assignments 

The committees Council members participate in.

Boards & Commissions

 

Mayor's Boards & Commissions

About Jackson Assemblies

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