Near midnight on Tuesday, City Council formally voted to put a City income tax on the November ballot, along with a property tax reduction that would take effect only if the income tax passes. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
The Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian group helping an East Lansing Farmer's Market vendor sue East Lansing over its civil rights ordinance, is drumming up donations and anger. But it has yet to serve the City in the suit.
With East Lansing's City Council likely to vote on the Center City District proposal on Tuesday, the newly-released draft development agreement between the City and Harbor Bay raises significant questions.
Council has put its final stamp of approval on the Park District proposal. If the state approves the $10 million tax credit for the project next month, demolition could start in August, with the blighted buildings gone by early fall.
The Country Mill is suing the City of East Lansing, alleging the business has been excluded from the East Lansing’s Farmer’s Market “solely because the City dislikes the farmer’s profession of his religious beliefs about marriage on Facebook.” ELi brings you the details.
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.
The East Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has approved a revised tax increment financing (TIF) plan of $56 million for the proposed Center City District redevelopment. ELi's Chris Root reports.