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Amid tension over venue, Bernero addresses neighborhoods, city hall sale

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WKARLansing Mayor Virg Bernero gave his annual State of the City address last night. We talk with Eric Lacy of the Lansing State Journal about the mayor’s remarks.
So far, Niowave has not completed upgrades to the facade of their facility in Lansing's Walnut neighborhood. Some city council members were unhappy that Mayor Bernero gave his State of the City address at Niowave's new facility near the airport.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero gave his annual State of the City address last night. We talk with Eric Lacy of the Lansing State Journal about the mayor’s remarks.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero delivered his 11th State of the City address last night. The speech was called “Accelerate Lansing!” and it was held at the Niowave Radioisotope Production Facility near the Capital Region International Airport. The speech was a follow-up to the State of the City report issued to the city council in January.

Bernero’s remarks touched on topics like the idea of selling city hall, an expected surplus in the coming fiscal year, and a new Sister City relationship with Flint.

Current State analyzes Mayor Bernero’s remarks and the reaction to them with Lansing State Journal reporter Eric Lacy.

Scott Pohl has maintained an on-call schedule reporting for WKAR following his retirement after 36 years on the air at the station.
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