City Council

Judges Plead with Council Not to Consolidate East Lansing Court

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Judges Andrea Larkin and Richard Ball, 54B District Court staff, and several opioid addiction survivors are pleading with Council not to consolidate 54B District Court with other local courts. Why? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

What Does ELi Face Under the Current Administration?

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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.

Council Reverses Previous Decision on Medical Marijuana Sales

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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.

Landlords Push Back at Attempts to Limit Rental Periods

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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.

Altmann Proposes Another Try on Marijuana Provisioning

Saturday, November 3, 2018

On Tuesday, East Lansing's City Council voted down a law that would have legalized provisioning centers here. Now, in a surprise move, the Mayor Pro Tem wants to try again. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Major Marijuana Hearing Tomorrow, With Little Notice

Monday, October 29, 2018

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.

School-Based B&A Program Likely to Continue

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Before & After Care program seems likely to continue in the East Lansing Schools, possibly for the next five years. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

Stephens Moves Against Illegal Landlord Practice

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council is poised to outlaw the practice of East Lansing landlords who require renters pay more than one month’s rent at a time. Alice Dreger reports.

EL Police and Fire Officers Congratulated on Promotions

Monday, October 22, 2018

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.

Meadows Speaks to MSU Faculty on Income Tax

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows spoke briefly at MSU's University Council yesterday about the new income tax, promising more information about implementation soon. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

In Surprise Meeting, Council Moves on Marijuana Regulation

Friday, October 12, 2018

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.

Council Hires Company to Manage New Income Tax

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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.

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