Ruth Beier

Dana Watson, Aaron Stephens and Ron Bacon photo
Courtesy photo / City of East Lansing

Earlier this summer, two members of the East Lansing city council abruptly resigned during a meeting, when they lost a 3-to-2 vote to terminate the city attorney’s contract. The application process that followed resulted in two historic appointments for the city, marking the first time people of color comprised a majority on the council.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talked with Dana Watson and Ron Bacon about joining the council.

East Lansing city hall sign photo
WKAR file photo

A list of 23 applicants for two vacancies on the East Lansing city council has been narrowed down to 13 people who will be interviewed.


Two members of the East Lansing city council, including the mayor, have resigned over the termination of the city attorney.


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Courtesy / City of East Lansing

East Lansing has a new mayor.  The city council unanimously selected fellow member Ruth Beier for the city’s top post.