The Lansing City Council will talk about the benefits of meeting less often tonight.
The city charter requires the council to meet 50 times a year. City Clerk Chris Swope says, with that schedule, the council is wasting money.
“It’s not just a matter of that cost but…we should be more efficient. People shouldn’t have to watch 50 times a year to keep an eye on what the city council is doing," says Swope.
Swope proposes reducing the current city council meeting schedule from 50 required meetings to 26 meetings each year.