East Lansing's City Council is set to use a new method tomorrow night to decide what to ask for in terms of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. ELi's Alice Dreger explains what might be requested, and why it matters.
East Lansing's City Council is discussing ways to adjust the City's recreational marijuana laws in light of the state's recent legalization of the substance. One discussion point at the last work session was whether smoking pot in public should be a criminal offense or a civil infraction. ELi's Brad Minor reports.
Here comes local regulation for electric rental scooters. What might that involve in terms of where scooters are ridden and parked, how much companies pay the City of East Lansing, and what ridership data of yours local government officials will be able to see? ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger report.
Fireworks can now legally be set off for a longer stretch around the July 4 holiday, due to a new rule from the State. State law has also raised the fine for illegal discharge from $500 to $1,000. East Lansing City Council Members aren't happy about State control of this issue.
A majority of businesses in town still haven’t returned their income tax registration paperwork to the City of East Lansing. So, Council may end up passing another law related to this issue. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
Following a contentious split vote at Council, a new Freedom of Information Act policy as now established hands substantial power to East Lansing's City Manager and the Mayor, taking away powers that had been held by the Council as a whole.
Mayor Mark Meadows has issued a ruling declaring himself the ultimate authority in East Lansing in terms of responses to Freedom of Information Act requests. He's also admitted the City improperly withheld information from ELi.
Could developers tie up the debt-ridden, publicly-owned Evergreen Avenue properties for eight more months with an exclusive purchase agreement, and wind up paying nothing for the privilege? Looks like it.
The $132 million public-private deal known as the Center City District project is designed to have 92 rental apartments for people aged 55 and up. That's not because of high market demand. So what happens if the developers don't build that housing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
The City of East Lansing won't release material that would show in what lawsuits it is engaged. An attorney for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press explains why East Lansing's taxpayers have a right to this information.