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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Newly released documents show East Lansing is paying far more in legal fees than Michigan cities of similar size. What else have we learned as City Council looks at possibly changing who serves as the City Attorney?
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?