East Lansing residents are concerned about the loss of city resources if budget cuts are approved. Earlier this year, the East Lansing City Council has hosted several community engagement meetings regarding budget issues and priorities in the city. There, community members were able to share their thoughts and learn more about potential budget reductions and revenue sources. City Manager George Lahanas presented on the financial challenges from the first community engagement meeting. According to the presentation, some of the main causes for the financial stress are restrictions on the ability of raising funds for revenue at a local level and cuts in state revenue sharing.