East Lansing's Mayor Meadows expresses frustration over the MEDC asking City Council to redo yet more paperwork on the Park District proposal. What's holding up the State's movement on ending East Lansing's blight?
MSU leaders and East Lansing's Mayor continue to argue over the wisdom and fairness of the possible institution of a City income tax and simultaneous property tax reduction. ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger report.
A decision not to change the zoning law takes eleven months, at least four commissions, a minimum of nine public meetings, and officially makes sheds illegal for downtown businesses. Kepler Domurat-Sousa reports.
While East Lansing is working to get enough funding in place to finally make repairs to its trails system, local bicycle advocates are questioning what they say is "diversion" of funds from trails to parks by Ingham County.
Even as an MSU spokesperson says the benefits MSU already bestows on East Lansing are enormous, MSU and the City are apparently still negotiating over ways MSU might pay East Lansing enough to get City Council to withdraw a proposal for a city income tax.
Communications provided to ELi reveal that MSU’s President Simon has been trying to talk East Lansing's Council out of a proposed City-wide income tax, offering millions of dollars to stop the income tax. So far, East Lansing’s Mayor Meadows has told Simon "no deal."