Chairman Doug Couto said he has great hope for the panel's future.

East Lansing looks to technology for improvements

They are a group of citizens who willingly meet up once a month at East Lansing City Hall. They are the Citizen Innovation and Technology Panel and, judging by the two people who attended their Feb 15. meeting, they are not yet well known in the community. One audience member was city councilman Erik Altmann, who acts as the liaison for the panel. “We’re just getting started,” said Chairman Doug Couto.