Transparency is nonpartisan: people of all political affiliations – unless they have a personal interest that disincentivizes them – want transparency from their governments. ELi Publisher Alice Dreger wonders if ELi should shift its reporting focus and just trust that City leaders are making good decisions?
Tomorrow night, East Lansing’s City Council will consider a building moratorium for the Downtown Development Authority District. The move comes as a surprise, and is angering some. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Remember that million-dollar property the City of East Lansing put up for bid on eBay, notifying only “approximately twelve interested parties”? The auction winners now indicate they want to build more than a marijuana provisioning center. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Alice Dreger report on the latest developments.
Hyenas at a carcass: that's how one citizen described the scene at Planning Commission last night, as marijuana businesses scrambled to obtain the lucrative right to open a provisioning center in East Lansing. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Ann Nichols report.
Barrio Tacos is looking to establish a location in the new Center City District retail space being built along the south side of Albert Avenue, across from HopCat. Out of Cleveland, the chain offers "tacos + tequila + whiskey."
A specialist company is being hired to manage East Lansing's new income tax. But some uncertainty necessarily remains about what we’re looking at in terms of numbers of returns, costs, and revenue. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
More electric scooters? Dockless bicycles for rent? Electric-assist bikes, too? Representatives from Lime and Bird came to City Council this week to explain their plans for East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg translates the jargon.