Recently a reader asked us why we didn't explain the reasoning behind Mayor Pro Tem Erik Altman's actions related to medical marijuana, and suggested that we were afraid to push for real answers. ELi's Publisher Alice Dreger explains why it's not quite that simple.
Last week East Lansing City Council voted down a proposed ordinance to allow sales of medical marijuana in the city. Last night they took another look, made some changes, and voted unanimously to allow the businesses. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
Some East Lansing landlords are pushing back on Council Member Aaron Stephens' attempts to limit rental periods. They argue the City Attorney has the facts wrong, and have sent their own attorneys in. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Amidst Council Member Aaron Stephens' thwarted attempts to increase transparency, following little public notice, East Lansing's City Council will hold a special meeting and possible vote tomorrow on marijuana regulation.
Yesterday the DDA approved a draft purchase agreement with Royal Apartments USA, Inc. for the sale of public properties for the redevelopment known as "Park Place." ELi's Jessy Gregg explains what happened, and what's next.
This past week, East Lansing leaders congratulated Chad Connelly for promotion to Police Captain, Mark Koonter to Fire Captain, and Pat Greathouse to Fire Lieutenant. ELPD Chief Larry Sparkes and ELFD Chief Randy Talifarro presented the newly-promoted officers at City Council.
The redevelopment concept known as Park Place has headed in a direction we’ve never seen before – with a complex and exclusive Purchase & Sale Agreement being negotiated before the project has even been formally proposed. What's going on?
With little public notice, East Lansing’s City Council held a surprise “special meeting” this morning, moving forward on possible regulation of medical marijuana sales in the City. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
A specialist company is being hired to manage East Lansing's new income tax. But some uncertainty necessarily remains about what we’re looking at in terms of numbers of returns, costs, and revenue. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
Parks & Rec is looking at more funding, thanks to East Lansing’s passage of an income tax and the existing Ingham County trails millage. Projects are already happening, and more plans are in the works. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.