At last Tuesday's "discussion only" meeting, East Lansing City Council members agreed to draft and vote on an ordinance decriminalizing the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, a law that would put the City in direct conflict with state law.
East Lansing landlords have again appealed to the State for favorable legislation, raising tensions with homeowners in older, rental-heavy neighborhoods like Bailey, Chesterfield Hills, Southeast Marble, Red Cedar, and Oakwood. What's coming next in this scene?
The Marathon station at the southeast corner of Abbot Road and Saginaw Street will be completely rebuilt with a new design that incorporates art made by ELPS students, a bike repair station and more trees.
City Council's agenda for next week doesn't look like what we were expecting. The BRT and ethics rules will not be discussed after all. But marijuana, Costco, the Park District, parking, and senior life will be.
What happened at this week's City Council? El Azteco was praised, the deer came up again, an entertainment license request was deferred, and much more. Michael Teager tells you about all of it in ELi's Council Capsule.
In a surprise move, a CATA leader has announced her retirement, while controversy over the BRT seems to be growing. East Lansing's City Council is set to talk about the plan at its September 20 meeting.
Residents on the northern edge of the City asked Council to require developers to install sidewalks along undeveloped properties on Coleman Road. This lead to a lively Council debate about balancing competing interests.
The following is a compilation of campaign contributor information for the currently-seated East Lansing City Council (2015-2017). On this Council, Ruth Beier and Susan Woods were elected in November 2013, and Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, and Mark Meadows were elected in November 2015.