City Attorney

Major Parts of Center City Deal Still Up in the Air

Monday, October 2, 2017

Why hasn't the Center City District project broken ground? Turns out that key financial and legal components of the deal are still in flux. ELi's Alice Dreger digs to bring you the details.

City of East Lansing Ordered to Restore Country Mill as Farm Market Vendor

Friday, September 15, 2017

In a decision issued today, a federal judge ordered that the City of East Lansing must allow Country Mills to return as a vendor at the East Lansing Farmer's Market while the court decides a lawsuit involving questions of religious freedom and discrimination against same-gender couples.

Tensions Persist as Legal Costs Grow in Farmers’ Market Lawsuit

Monday, July 24, 2017

Postcards, emails, and phone calls are still coming in, calling on the City of East Lansing to change its position on a local farmers' market vendor suing the City over religious freedom. But the City is determined to defend its civil rights policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

New Legal Developments in Market Vendor's Suit Against City

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Last week the City of East Lansing made its first legal moves in the federal district court case filed last May by Farmer's Market Vendor Country Mill. ELi's Ann Nichols tells you what was filed, and what it means.

Council to Consider Complex Agreement with Park District Developer

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

What kinds of protections are built in for the City of East Lansing in the the Development Agreement with DRW/Convexity, the would-be developer of the blighted Park District? We explain in advance of next Tuesday's City Council vote on the agreement.

City Attorney Says Citizens Won't Be Asked to Vote on Center City Deal

Thursday, May 4, 2017

With City Council set to make possible decisions on the Center City redevelopment proposal next Tuesday, the City Attorney tells ELi the deal doesn't have to be run past East Lansing voters for approval. ELi examines what we know about the deal and the City Charter, and finds the situation complicated.

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