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Costco Asks for $1.8 Million Tax Giveback

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Costco has officially requested a property tax break worth up to $1.8 million related to the store it is looking to build in East Lansing—a request two City Council members suggest is absurd.

Council Condemns House, Allows Pumpkin Parking

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What did City Council do this week? Condemned a house, followed a wish to have free parking during the Great Pumpkin Walk, set a tax exemption hearing, and much more.

Council Votes to Replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Above: Emmy Scott speaking to East Lansing's City Council on September 27.

This year, for the first time in its history, instead of Columbus Day, the City of East Lansing will celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday of October.

Landlords' Latest Appeal to State Lawmakers Adds to Local Tensions

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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?

Marathon Station to Be Rebuilt, with Art

Sunday, September 18, 2016

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.

CATA Leader to Retire Amidst Growing BRT Controversy

Sunday, September 11, 2016

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.

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