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Regulation of Scooters Coming

Monday, February 25, 2019

Here comes local regulation for electric rental scooters. What might that involve in terms of where scooters are ridden and parked, how much companies pay the City of East Lansing, and what ridership data of yours local government officials will be able to see? ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger report.

What the City Won’t Report

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The City of East Lansing has recently begun publishing e-Dialog reports on what happened at City Council. ELi's Publisher Alice Dreger explains why we encourage you to read those reports, but to sign up for ELi's weekly news summary as well.

East Lansing Fireworks Rules Changed in Response to State

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Fireworks can now legally be set off for a longer stretch around the July 4 holiday, due to a new rule from the State. State law has also raised the fine for illegal discharge from $500 to $1,000. East Lansing City Council Members aren't happy about State control of this issue.

In Reversal, Glencairn Lot Split Is Approved 4-1

Thursday, February 14, 2019

After being denied his request in a 2-2 vote, this week a lot split application for the Glencairn neighborhood saw a 4-1 approval, along with a recommendation for a rental overlay district. ELi's Brad Minnor reports.

Should the City Favor Itself in the Marijuana Real Estate Game?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tonight, East Lansing’s Planning Commission will take up a draft zoning ordinance that, if passed, will favor the City over some private property owners in marijuana provisioning center real estate deals. Jessy Gregg reports for ELi.

Council Renews Lahanas’ Contract with Salary Bump

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

East Lansing's City Council unanimously approved a new contract for City Manager George Lahanas last night, voting on a different version than the one released to the public on Friday. Council praised the contract and Lahanas. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Big Raise for Lahanas? Plus Bonuses?

Monday, February 11, 2019

East Lansing's City Council is looking at giving City Manager George Lahanas a new contract with a big raise plus lucrative benefits. If passed tomorrow night, the raise will be backdated to the day the City implemented an income tax to deal with its financial crisis.

Parking Rules on Your Street May Change

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Responding to citizen concerns about whether emergency vehicles can get through heavily-parked, relatively narrow streets, the City of East Lansing is gearing up to change on-street parking rules. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Lot-Split Proposal Divides Neighborhood

Monday, January 28, 2019

A divided East Lansing City Council responded to a divided neighborhood last week, as four members of Council decided on a request to split the residential lot at 846 Touraine Avenue. ELi's Brad Minor reports.

East Lansing’s Newest, Biggest Proposal Draws Mixed Reactions

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The Peoples Church and the Planning Commission seemed generally chilly, the Downtown Development Authority mostly warmer, and City Council decidedly mixed in reaction to the Royal Vlahakis redevelopment proposal this week. What was asked and said?

More Answers to Your Questions on the Big New Proposal

Friday, January 25, 2019

How tall would it be really? Are they really going to use a public park for private development? How is this even under review without the landowner's permission? We have more answers to your questions about the Royal Vlahakis proposal.

Amid Scrum, Three East Lansing Marijuana Retail Plans Recommended

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hyenas at a carcass: that's how one citizen described the scene at Planning Commission last night, as marijuana businesses scrambled to obtain the lucrative right to open a provisioning center in East Lansing. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Ann Nichols report.

Council Votes Down Ordinance Designed to Help Park Place

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Park Place proposal took something of a hit last night, with Shanna Draheim and Aaron Stephens insisting on a more comprehensive approach to the question of big buildings downtown. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

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