Special Meeting – Tuesday, May 16

The MPNO is holding a special communications meeting to go over the organizations current methods of communication and the potential needs.  The meeting is Tuesday, May 16 at 701 Britten Ave from 7-8:30pm.
Here’s the tentative agenda:
– Intros
– Purpose and focus of MPNO
– Current org communication channels/methods
– Communication needs
– Open discussion

LOVE Lansing Celebration – May 30

Join the City of Lansing in celebrating and recognizing neighborhood leaders and watch captains for their amazing efforts in creating excellent communities across Lansing. The LOVE Lansing Celebration will be Tuesday, May 30. Register at www.lovelansingcelebration.com for this free event. Refreshments, hor d’oeuvres, and dessert will be served.

  • Nominations for the LOVE Lansing awards are due on April 15th.
  • Be sure to register for this FREE event
  • Find all of the event information on the LOVE Lansing Facebook page HERE
  • If you have any questions or need assistance with the nomination or registering for the event, please contact Clara Martinez at clara.martinez@lansingmi.gov

MPNO 2016 Survey results

In 2016, the MPNO created a survey for residents about the neighborhood. Download the results/questions (pdf). Here’s a short summary of the results:

1. How long have you lived here?

– Most have lived here 10 years or less (46 of 79).

2. Do you own, rent or lease?

– 92% were home owners

3. Describe atmosphere of neighborhood?

– 47% (almost half – 37 of 79) said we have a “Friendly” neighborhood

4. Do you feel like you’re part of neighborhood?

– 78% said they felt like a part of the neighborhood. (17 responded ‘no’ of 79)

5. What is your favorite part of neighborhood?

Top four answers:

56% – Neighbors (39)
55% – Park (38)
47% – River Trail (33)
34% – Proximity to downtown (24)

6. Rate Concerns in the Neighborhood:

Most were very concerned about:

Crime – 65% (45),
Unkept Rentals 50% (31),
Speeding 36% (24),
Road/Sidewalk Repairs 35% (23),
Unkept Yards 35% (23),
Vandalism 33% (21),
Park Trash 27% (17)

Most were somewhat concerned over:

Road/sidewalk repairs 51% (33),
Alleys 50% (31),
Snow removal 48% (29),
Park trash 40% (25)

Most were not concerned about:
Basketball hoops 70% (41) ,
Traffic 61% (36),
Street lighting 59% (35),
Street parking 50% (31)

7. How are the public services in our neighborhood?

The best public services were:
 Trash/recycling 75% (50),
 Fire Protection 70% (43),
Recreation 54% (36)
The poorest were:
Street repair/maintenance 39% (37),
Snow plowing/removal 20% (12),
Community Education 11% (7)
8. Is there a city service our Neighborhood needs?

There were 24 responses for identifying a needed service, if yes.

The repeated responses were:
Repair for potholes/roads (4 responses)
More activities for young people/kids (4 responses)
Working park restroom (3 responses)
Tree maintenance (2 responses)

12. What type of neighborhood communication would be most helpful?

Most would like to hear by email 56% (26) and Facebook 54% (25). Least by website 10% (5) and phone 6% (3).