City Council

More Accessible Residential Options Now Required in East Lansing

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A new EL housing construction ordinance, based on input from the City's Senior Commission, requires developers of new large projects in certain parts of the city to construct more accessible housing units, requiring such generally-convenient features as wider doorways, lever door handles, and rocker light switches.

Costco Asks for $1.8 Million Tax Giveback

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Costco has officially requested a property tax break worth up to $1.8 million related to the store it is looking to build in East Lansing—a request two City Council members suggest is absurd.

Council Condemns House, Allows Pumpkin Parking

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What did City Council do this week? Condemned a house, followed a wish to have free parking during the Great Pumpkin Walk, set a tax exemption hearing, and much more.

Council Votes to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Above: Emmy Scott speaking to East Lansing's City Council on September 27.

This year, for the first time in its history, instead of Columbus Day, the City of East Lansing will celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday of October.

Landlords' Latest Appeal to State Lawmakers Adds to Local Tensions

Thursday, September 22, 2016

East Lansing landlords have again appealed to the State for favorable legislation, raising tensions with homeowners in older, rental-heavy neighborhoods like Bailey, Chesterfield Hills, Southeast Marble, Red Cedar, and Oakwood. What's coming next in this scene?

Marathon Station to Be Rebuilt, with Art

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Marathon station at the southeast corner of Abbot Road and Saginaw Street will be completely rebuilt with a new design that incorporates art made by ELPS students, a bike repair station and more trees.

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