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?
A lawsuit against the City of East Lansing by a farmers’ market vendor has cost East Lansing taxpayers over $182,000 in legal bills, and the case is potentially far from over. ELi's Alice Dreger reports on the case garnering national attention.
East Lansing's Council is set to expand the City Manager’s ability to enter into contracts without prior consent from Council. The result of the policy could be less transparency where City contracts are concerned. ELi's Andrew Graham and Alice Dreger report.
Tomorrow night, East Lansing’s City Council will consider a building moratorium for the Downtown Development Authority District. The move comes as a surprise, and is angering some. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Warren Stanfield, a pre-law student at Michigan State University, has met with public safety groups and state government representatives in order to discuss community concerns about housing and business development. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports that Stanfield is running for City Council.
Tense times at East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority on Thursday, as the Mayor and DDA Chair both voted against giving the Royal Vlahakis developers another extension. ELi's Chris Root reports what happened and tells you what's next.
Remember that million-dollar property the City of East Lansing put up for bid on eBay, notifying only “approximately twelve interested parties”? The auction winners now indicate they want to build more than a marijuana provisioning center. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Alice Dreger report on the latest developments.
East Lansing's City Council is considering creating a new review board for complaints lodged by the public against East Lansing Police and Fire personnel. But the proposal and the process have some advocates concerned. ELi's Chris Root reports.
A group of Shaw Estates homeowners are petitioning City Council to enact another East Lansing rental restriction overlay district. ELi's Mark Meyer reports the details and provides a look at how renters and overlay districts are viewed.
City Council gave the Royal Vlahakis proposal a chilly reception last night, indicating skepticism about almost every major aspect of the plan, from the height, to the idea of a "city market," to the underground parking, to the financing ideas. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
In an unprecedented move, East Lansing Judge Richard Ball tells ELi what he thinks is just plain wrong with what Mayor Mark Meadows told the Lansing City Pulse last week about possible court consolidation.
Tuesday, East Lansing’s City Council will be talking about a citizen review board for complaints against police and fire officers, and discussing what to do with land sales. Representatives from Royal Vlahakis are also scheduled to appear. What’s up?