Portrait of George Lahanas

East Lansing approves raise for city manager, building heights

The East Lansing City Council approved a raise for City Manager Lahanas on Feb. 12, following seven years of pay restricted by city finances. His new annual salary will be $167,000. When Lahanas was hired as manager, his salary was in a range that would move up as long as he had good evaluations. Councilmember Ruth Beier said, “Unfortunately for Mr. Lahanas, we had severe revenue problems immediately, and he was never allowed to move within the range.