Lansing’s mayor has appointed a committee to take a hard look at the capital city’s financial health.
The committee is made up of some of Lansing’s top business and civic leaders.
Declining property taxes and state revenue sharing dollars combined with rising costs are squeezing Lansing’s finances.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says the committee will come up with short-term and long-term proposals for dealing with the city’s financial problems.
Former mayor David Hollister will chair the committee.