A group of Shaw Estates homeowners are petitioning City Council to enact another East Lansing rental restriction overlay district. ELi's Mark Meyer reports the details and provides a look at how renters and overlay districts are viewed.
City Council gave the Royal Vlahakis proposal a chilly reception last night, indicating skepticism about almost every major aspect of the plan, from the height, to the idea of a "city market," to the underground parking, to the financing ideas. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
In an unprecedented move, East Lansing Judge Richard Ball tells ELi what he thinks is just plain wrong with what Mayor Mark Meadows told the Lansing City Pulse last week about possible court consolidation.
Tuesday, East Lansing’s City Council will be talking about a citizen review board for complaints against police and fire officers, and discussing what to do with land sales. Representatives from Royal Vlahakis are also scheduled to appear. What’s up?
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 voted 4-1 in favor of shrinking the Oakwood Historic District, including by removing all of Valley Court Park. The move comes in preparation for expected redevelopment. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
Downtown restaurants and bars with outdoor seating could see noise rules relaxed if a pair of recommendations are adopted by Council. What’s the goal of relaxing the rules? ELi’s Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger report.
The Lansing branch of the NAACP has formally come out against consolidation of the local district courts citing the potential to jeopardize diverse representation on our court benches and in jury pools.
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.
A proposed state bill on short-term rentals like Airbnb is birthing two controversies in East Lansing – one over the bill itself, and another over the use of local taxpayer resources to push one side of a partisan debate. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
ELi asked human residents of East Lansing to take a survey on our area's resident deer. Are they a joy, or a nuisance, or both? Should Council now authorize a strategic cull? Brad Minor brings you the responses.