City Council

CATA Leader to Retire Amidst Growing BRT Controversy

Sunday, September 11, 2016

In a surprise move, a CATA leader has announced her retirement, while controversy over the BRT seems to be growing. East Lansing's City Council is set to talk about the plan at its September 20 meeting.

Bike Advocates Hoping for More Progress in East Lansing

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

With the City launching a crowdfunding campaign to buy more bicycle racks for downtown, ELi asked bicycling advocate Tim Potter what else could make things better for East Lansing bicyclists.

Companies Told They Must Pay for Sidewalks on Coleman Road

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Residents on the northern edge of the City asked Council to require developers to install sidewalks along undeveloped properties on Coleman Road. This lead to a lively Council debate about balancing competing interests.

Campaign Finance Information for City Council Seated 2015-2017

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The following is a compilation of campaign contributor information for the currently-seated East Lansing City Council (2015-2017). On this Council, Ruth Beier and Susan Woods were elected in November 2013, and Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, and Mark Meadows were elected in November 2015.

Ask ELi: What's the State of Marijuana Law in East Lansing?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Recently, an ELi reader asked what the state of marijuana law was in East Lansing, and whether or not it really was legal to possess small amounts of the substance. ELi's Managing Editor, Ann Nichols, J.D., worked on finding out.

COUNCIL CAPSULE: July 12, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

This week’s meeting of East Lansing’s City Council was a summer classic: short in length, with a driving rain pounding on the roof, and with the minimum number of Councilmembers needed for a quorum in attendance (three). Mayor Mark Meadows and Councilmember Susan Woods are away on vacation, so Mayor Pro Tem Ruth Beier led the meeting. She stumbled a bit with the procedures for voting on items, but was provided friendly help by Councilmembers Shanna Draheim and Erik Altmann.

Debris Pick-Up Continues, as Question about Burying Lines Is Raised

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

 

East Lansing’s Department of Public Works will continue for at least another week to pick-up trees and tree limbs downed by Friday’s storm according to City Manager George Lahanas. Speaking at City Council’s meeting last night, Lahanas praised City employees and residents for coming together to deal with the aftermath of the storm. He asked residents to continue to get downed vegetation to the curb.

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