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Lansing is in a "good place," says city's new mayor

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor says Michigan’s Capitol City is in a “good place.”

Schor delivered his first State of the City address Wednesday. He took office January 1. 

Schor talked about new efforts to improve Lansing public schools, better connect with city neighborhoods, and promote arts and culture.  

But the mayor says infrastructure, especially crumbling city streets, is a problem.

“We’re going to spend what we have,” says Schor, “but what we have is not enough to fix all the roads.”

Schor, who’s a former state representative, would like to see help from state lawmakers.  

“I would love to see them take a whack at the roads plan,” Schor said after his speech. “I don’t know if the political will is there, especially in an election year.”

Schor says the city will have to prioritize which city roads get fixed first. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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