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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?

Rules for East Lansing Income Tax Being Established

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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.

Council Considers What to Do with Extra Funds

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The City of East Lansing may see some one-time, relatively large chunks of income this coming year, so City Council is talking about how to spend that revenue if it materializes. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

Council Members Deny Development Moratorium Is Election-Motivated

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Three East Lansing Council members say the redevelopment moratorium – which disappeared from last night’s agenda – is not related to the November election. So what are their stated reasons, and what is Council planning to do with the moratorium idea?

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