Grebner rejoins Ingham County Commission

The Ingham County Commission remains largely Democratic after Tuesday’s election with 11 of 14 districts. Democrat Mark Grebner rejoined the commission in District 8 and Ryan Sebolt joined the commission in District 2.

Transportation engineer of AECOM Sean Kelsch addresses the crowd during the CATA Bus Rapid Transit presentation on Oct. 4, 2016 at Allen Neighborhood Center at 1611 E. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing, Mich.

Lansing, East Lansing, Meridian review CATA’s rapid transit plan

Capital Area Transportation Authority held three meetings to present modifications of its Bus Rapid Transport project to the public during the first week of October. The ideas are in response to community input at meetings in August. “The purpose of these meetings is for us to respond to the public. They raised a number of concerns with the current design, and said ‘we don’t like the way it is currently designed,’” CATA Assistant Executive Director Debbie Alexander said. “So we came back with some preliminary thinking to address those concerns.”

Current plan
The current BRT plan runs from the capital to Meijer and the Meridian Mall in Okemos.

Slideshow: Sanders rally for Hillary Clinton

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stumped for Hillary Clinton Oct. 6 at Adams Field on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing. In March, he had campaigned for his own candidacy, speaking at Breslin Arena. Although he won Michigan in the Democratic primary, he did not win the party’s nomination.  

Nurses association opposes Ingham plan

Nurses and their allies showed up in force at the Sept. 27 meeting of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners. They urged the commission to listen to labor health issues they’re facing as an association. Nicole Denise Jackson of the Michigan Nurses Association raised several labor issues. She is the group’s labor relations representative for nurses and nurse practitioners in the Ingham County Health Department.