LATEST NEWS

Council Members Beier and Meadows Take Leaves of Absence

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mayor Mark Meadows and Councilmember Ruth Beier have both requested leaves of absence from their duties on East Lansing's City Council. ELi's Chris Root explains why, and how Council will continue to function.

Downtown Businesses “Panicking” Over Construction-Related Downturn

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The downturn in business caused by Center City District construction has cost local small downtown businesses millions of dollars and may yet cause the death of several, one local business owner told East Lansing’s City Council last night. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Site Plan Approved for Vacant Corner – But Uncertainty Remains

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Reviewing the proposal formally for the first time, East Lansing's City Council voted 4-0 last night to approve DRW/Convexity's latest plans for the vacant lots downtown. What was approved, and why can't construction start now? ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

What’s Going On at the Empty Lot Next to Peoples Church?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Readers are asking why they’re seeing contractor trucks at the empty, fenced-in lot next to People’s Church, when East Lansing's City Council is not set to review the latest redevelopment site plan until tonight. ELi investigates.

What Does the Data Tell Us About the Income Tax Vote?

Friday, August 10, 2018

Which precincts voted for and against the income tax? What happened at the campus polls? How many people voted in the primaries but skipped the tax vote? ELi's Chris Root brings you the crunched data from this week's city tax vote.

Sam Hosey Jr. Joins ELi’s Board of Directors

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Says ELi's Board President of the appointment of Sam Hosey Jr. to the Board, "His professional and personal experience, his commitment to the public service, and his leadership in local affairs makes him a true asset to this organization."

Explain Your Vote on the Income Tax

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Did you vote on the East Lansing income tax proposal? If so, we want to know why you voted "yes" or "no." Please take our two-minute survey.

Lansing Quick to Help Business After East Lansing Says No

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

After reading ELi's report of a business struggling to relocate to East Lansing, Lansing leaders interested in economic development have hastened to help the business stay in that city. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Income Tax Passes Decisively

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

East Lansing voters have overwhelmingly approved a city income tax, a measure aimed at addressing the City of East Lansing’s growing financial crisis. ELi's Alice Dreger and Kepler Domurat-Sousa report from City Hall.