ELi has learned that City Council is going to revisit the question of financial guarantees to the City for the $132 million Center City District project. Meanwhile, Lotsa Pizza is closing, saying it is due to lack of parking caused by the project's construction.
By unanimous vote of East Lansing's City Council, people who live here can now ask advance permission to park a car (including a guest’s car) in legal street parking areas for up to twenty nights per year per residence. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Sell the Hannah Community Center, parking system, and soccer fields? De-fund social services for seniors and persons with disabilities? Ask the voters for a property tax increase? Council has started talking about what to do, now that the income tax proposal has failed.
The Center City District developer is demolishing public property even though developer Mark Bell has said he can't get the financial guarantees to complete the project. What's going on? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Yesterday the City announced abruptly that Council would meet today to swear-in the new members and elect the next Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. Just as abruptly, the meeting has been cancelled. Rep. Sam Singh calls the scene "sloppy."
The City issues a surprise announcement that there will be a special meeting of East Lansing’s City Council tomorrow. The Council will choose who will serve as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem for the next two years.