A big win for City Attorney Tom Yeadon last night at East Lansing's City Council, as a 3-2 majority approved a new $650,000 contract never released to the public. Who was interviewed, who voted which way, and why?
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?
City Council has an important decision to make next week, but thus far has shared little information in their process of naming the next City Attorney. ELi's Alice Dreger sheds some light on Council's actions.
East Lansing's Income Tax Administrator DaMar Boyd is working to set up rules and regulations for the City's newest tax. Taxpayers will be able to donate refunds to one of three special City funds and have appeals heard by a review board. ELi's Andrew Graham reports.
Mayor Mark Meadows says that he's going to observe "my own little moratorium" on new building projects downtown. But the rest of East Lansing's Council has decided they won't go along. ELi brings you the latest.
The City of East Lansing recently bought a 26-acre parcel. Now voters are likely to be asked on the November ballot to agree to let Council sell all or part, as Council sees fit. ELi's Brad Minor and Alice Dreger report.
The deer population, free parking downtown, senior housing, the Valley Court Community Center, that eBay land sale, an Income Tax Board of Review, a possible move by P.T. O’Malley’s, and more. It’s gonna be a busy week for East Lansing's government.
Newly released documents show East Lansing is paying far more in legal fees than Michigan cities of similar size. What else have we learned as City Council looks at possibly changing who serves as the City Attorney?
A lawsuit against the City of East Lansing by a farmers’ market vendor has cost East Lansing taxpayers over $182,000 in legal bills, and the case is potentially far from over. ELi's Alice Dreger reports on the case garnering national attention.
East Lansing's City Council is considering creating a new review board for complaints lodged by the public against East Lansing Police and Fire personnel. But the proposal and the process have some advocates concerned. ELi's Chris Root reports.
Things got a little wild this week as East Lansing City Council members debated who or what deserves precious tax dollars. Even that retaining wall made a ghostly appearance. ELi’s Alice Dreger brings you the action.
East Lansing's City Council has approved a new ordinance designed to set clear parameters for recreational marijuana in the City. ELi's Jessy Gregg tells you what the new rules are, and why Council created them.