Wood responds to State of the City, insists on open BWL review

Jan 31, 2014

Economic development was a major focus of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's 2014 State of the City speech at GM's Lansing Grand River Assembly plant.
Credit WKAR/Kevin Lavery

In his ninth annual State of the City address last night, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero said the capital city is unquestionably moving forward, but that the city needs to maintain momentum.    


The Mayor focused a series of recent successes and future initiatives, but he also drew attention to important challenges, including reforms at the Lansing Board of Water & Light, the city’s questionable financial future and the importance of accelerating regionalism.


The speech was against the backdrop of General Motor’s thriving Lansing Grand River plant.  


Longtime city council member Carol Wood responds to the speech and offers her priorities for 2014.