Wrap-up: Our "empty-nester" trip to northern Michigan on Easter weekend 2008
Live blogging Lansing (MI) Mayor Virg Bernero's proposed budget

I'm getting ready to "live blog" Lansing (MI) Mayor Virg Bernero's presentation of proposed budget to City Council tonight

How many of you pay attention to the debate of the budget for your local unit of government? I have lived in Lansing, Michigan's State Capital city, continuously since 1972 and have paid much attention to city government, let alone the city budget and its development. It's time for me to change that pattern. Tonight, Mayor Virg Bernero presents an austere budget to the council and I know that owning a house and living here means that I should pay attention. The presentation will be on the city government's cable access channel. I will watch this and then try to attend council budget hearings and discussions. I know that life in our city will be affected by these decisions and I firmly believe that as a citizen I need to be in formed. This post is to get me ready and get me familiar with a new web application called CoverItLive. If it works right, I can cover it live and viewers on my blog can see my comments as I write them. Let me know what you think.