City Council

Recreational Marijuana Law in East Lansing to Change

Thursday, May 2, 2019

East Lansing's City Council has approved a new ordinance designed to set clear parameters for recreational marijuana in the City. ELi's Jessy Gregg tells you what the new rules are, and why Council created them.

We Asked About Deer, East Lansing. Here Are Your Answers.

Monday, April 29, 2019

ELi asked human residents of East Lansing to take a survey on our area's resident deer. Are they a joy, or a nuisance, or both? Should Council now authorize a strategic cull? Brad Minor brings you the responses. 

Veterans Group Urges Council to Reject Court Consolidation

Friday, April 26, 2019

There is “nothing to gain” from the consolidation of the local district courts, the Friends of Ingham County Veterans’ Treatment Court say in a new letter. The group is urging East Lansing's City Council to reject consolidation. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

Will the Scooters Come Back to East Lansing?

Friday, April 26, 2019

The City of East Lansing said scooters could return to our streets and sidewalks as early as March 15, but we still haven't seen any around town. ELi's Jessy Gregg tells you why.

City Attorney Position Opened Up By Council

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Without much warning, East Lansing’s City Council voted unanimously last night to open up bidding on the position of City Attorney, a job currently held by Tom Yeadon. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Three "Unsung Heroes" Recognized with Crystal Awards

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On April 18 the City of East Lansing recognized three residents for their contributions to community life. ELi's Noa Kuszai reports on who the recipients are, and how each has worked to improve the city we live in.

What Could Happen If East Lansing’s Court Is Abolished?

Monday, April 22, 2019

A newly-obtained financial analysis shows that consolidation of the District Courts of East Lansing, Lansing, and Ingham County wouldn't save as much money as had originally been hoped. What's at stake for East Lansing, and what is negotiable?

Big Downtown Project’s Public Spaces Won’t Match What Was Approved

Thursday, April 18, 2019

New revisions to East Lansing's Center City District project's design mean that the public spaces won’t be constructed as they had been designed and advertised during the approval process. ELi's Alice Dreger explains with illustrations plus a report of what was said at Council this week.

No Challengers Yet for City Council Incumbents

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

No challengers have come forward to oppose Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, and Mark Meadows, whose 4-year terms on East Lansing's City Council are up in November. The three are all planning to run for re-election. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Meals on Wheels and Other Services Express Concern about Cuts from City Funding

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Meals on Wheels program that serves East Lansing's seniors is still hoping to obtain $3,200 from the City in next year's round of HUD-related funding. City Council and staff are looking instead to focus entirely on infrastructure improvements with the federal funding. ELi's Noa Kuszai reports.

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