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Your ELi: Power and Transparency in East Lansing’s Government

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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?

Council to Consider Halting All Redevelopment Downtown

Monday, June 3, 2019

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.

That eBay Land Sale? The Plan Now Brings Surprises

Thursday, May 23, 2019

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.

Will the Scooters Come Back to East Lansing?

Friday, April 26, 2019

The City of East Lansing said scooters could return to our streets and sidewalks as early as March 15, but we still haven't seen any around town. ELi's Jessy Gregg tells you why.

Amid Scrum, Three East Lansing Marijuana Retail Plans Recommended

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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.

Ask ELi: What’s Happening on Alton Road?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

An ELi reader wrote in to ask: “The work on Alton Road seems to be delayed. I heard there seems to be a labor strike of some kind. Do you know what is going on?” ELi's Alice Dreger brings the answer.

Council Hires Company to Manage New Income Tax

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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.

Scooter Companies Explain Their Plans for East Lansing

Friday, September 21, 2018

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.

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