The opening of the new Center City parking garage on Albert Avenue was supposed to trigger the start of ground lease payments by the developer to the City of East Lansing. So where's the money? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
City Council member Aaron Stephens has proposed an ordinance to ban the practice of LGBT conversion therapy on minors in East Lansing’s city limits. ELi's Andrew Graham explains what's in the proposed law and what it could mean for East Lansing.
Developer Paul Vlahakis and his team went to Planning Commission and the Downtown Development Authority this week, to try to solidify their proposal for the Evergreen Avenue properties. What happened? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
An East Lansing Police clerk accidentally mass-emailed two unredacted arrest reports to the department's media list. ELPD Deputy Chief Steve Gonzalez says ELPD is reviewing the situation to figure out how this happened.
With lots still missing from the newest Royal Vlahakis proposal, and details still uncertain, Planning Commission is being urged to recommend permanently rezoning the Evergreen Avenue properties for big redevelopment. ELi's Alice Dreger reports the latest.
City Council recently discussed whether to again make some marijuana uses count as misdemeanors (crimes) in East Lansing. But where did this idea come from, and who thinks it's a good (or bad) idea? ELi's Andrew Graham and Alice Dreger report.
The City of East Lansing recently bought a 26-acre parcel. Now voters will 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.
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 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.