City Council

Draheim Will Not Seek Re-Election for Council

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Shanna Draheim has announced that she will not be running for re-election to East Lansing’s City Council on the November 5 ballot. There are now five candidates for three seats, with a filing deadline of next Tuesday.

What’s Happening with That Thing in East Lansing?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Who is running for City Council? Is P.T. O'Malley's moving into the Menna's Joint space? What happened to the driveway drama? What's the latest with the eBay land sale? Answers to these ELI reader questions and others!

Potential Benefits (and Costs) Seen with New Free Parking Program

Monday, July 1, 2019

Right now and through the whole month of July, you can park for free for the first half-hour at gated garages and the Bailey lot in downtown East Lansing. ELi's Brad Minor explains the special program and brings feedback from downtown businesses and City leaders.

Council Weighs Re-Criminalization of Marijuana in East Lansing

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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.

Another Design, More Argument, and Another Extension for Royal Vlahakis

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Why did a majority of East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority members vote to give Royal Vlahakis another extension? And why did Mayor Mark Meadows and Chair Peter Dewan vote in opposition? ELi's Alice Dreger brings you the latest from the ongoing drama.

East Lansing Land Sale Set for November’s Ballot

Friday, June 21, 2019

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.

Council Majority Grants Rental Restriction to Portion of Shaw Estates

Thursday, June 20, 2019

A group of homeowners in Shaw Estates said they did not want the "essence" of their neighborhood marred by having even one house rented. Three members of City Council approved their request. ELi's Mark Meyer explains why the other two voted against.

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?

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