Burcham Park is back on track to become the site of a community solar array. ELi's Andrew Graham tells you about the bankruptcy that led to more delays of the project, and the plan for monitoring the "retired landfill" while going solar.
If East Lansing's City Attorney doesn't have to pay for his sidewalk, why should the City make you pay for yours? A whistleblower is now pushing that question in federal court. ELi investigates the latest claims and counter-claims in the case.
East Lansing City Attorney Tom Yeadon will keep his job for at least another year, and there will not be an open call for the position for the foreseeable future. Last night, two Council Members indicated they are not comfortable with this decision.
East Lansing City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to channel about $52,000 in unexpected federal funds to a group of local human services agencies, including Haven House. ELi's Andrew Graham reports what happened.
Compassionate Advisors wants to open a medical marijuana provisioning center in the former Cosi restaurant location downtown, and says it would be much classier than what we see around Lansing. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
In a 4-1 vote, East Lansing’s City Council expanded the right to have outdoor recreational fires. But given environmental and health concerns, Council expects to revisit the issue. ELi’s Andrew Graham reports.
Has East Lansing's City Council followed what the Financial Health Team recommended with regard to managing the City's pensions? ELi's Chris Root has been investigating this question for months. Today we bring you her findings.
East Lansing’s Financial Health Team (FHT) was aware that the City had already changed from defined benefit to hybrid plans for new hires in many employee groups. These new hybrid plans began in 2010 and 2011, and 125 City employees had been enrolled in these plans by December 2016. (This already represents 47% of the total of the 268 current employees who are participants in the City’s retirement system.)
Among the East Lansing Financial Health Team (FHT) pension recommendations was that East Lansing “continue to negotiate overtime and personal leave limits in FAC, and work towards a 240 hour (or less) maximum of final payouts in FAC.”