City Attorney, housing ordinance up for debate at Lansing City Council meeting

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Whether it’s medical marijuana shops, affordable housing laws or the city attorney controversy, there has been a lot of tension between councilmembers and Mayor Virg Bernero.

Two of those issues are on the table at the city council meeting Monday night.

On the agenda right now is more discussion on the city attorney’s exit and payout from her job.

That’s not all that’s being hashed out. Earlier Monday council members talked about a plan to give a tax break for a mixed-use building project in Old Town.

The council did not approve the proposal last month.

6 News asked Mayor Bernero what he will do if the council puts a freeze on the tax breaks.

“It is certainly destined to be vetoed if it does they may as well know that now you know get with it come up with something real I’m happy to work with them if they’ve got an idea to improve this city but just to say no we’re closed put the big x on affordable house in Lansing it is stunning, it’s nothing short of stunning,” said Virg Bernero, mayor, Lansing.

Councilmember Adam Hussain weighed in on the housing controversy on his Facebook page Monday evening.

He says the mayor is trying to create a distraction from the city attorney issue by coming out against the housing vote.

6 News Reporter Alexandra Ilitch is inside the meeting. She’ll be here for you with all the details on tonight’s meeting on 6 News at 11.

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