“We want better government, we deserve better government and we can have better government.” Lisa Babcock, candidate for City Council, believes East Lansing needs a change of leadership. ELi's Brad Minor brings us a profile of her candidacy.
With lots still missing from the newest Royal Vlahakis proposal, and details still uncertain, Planning Commission is being urged to recommend permanently rezoning the Evergreen Avenue properties for big redevelopment. ELi's Alice Dreger reports the latest.
Shanna Draheim has announced that she will not be running for re-election to East Lansing’s City Council on the November 5 ballot. There are now five candidates for three seats, with a filing deadline of next Tuesday.
Who is running for City Council? Is P.T. O'Malley's moving into the Menna's Joint space? What happened to the driveway drama? What's the latest with the eBay land sale? Answers to these ELI reader questions and others!
Right now and through the whole month of July, you can park for free for the first half-hour at gated garages and the Bailey lot in downtown East Lansing. ELi's Brad Minor explains the special program and brings feedback from downtown businesses and City leaders.
City Council recently discussed whether to again make some marijuana uses count as misdemeanors (crimes) in East Lansing. But where did this idea come from, and who thinks it's a good (or bad) idea? ELi's Andrew Graham and Alice Dreger report.
Why did a majority of East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority members vote to give Royal Vlahakis another extension? And why did Mayor Mark Meadows and Chair Peter Dewan vote in opposition? ELi's Alice Dreger brings you the latest from the ongoing drama.
The City of East Lansing recently bought a 26-acre parcel. Now voters will be asked on the November ballot to agree to let Council sell all or part, as Council sees fit. ELi's Brad Minor and Alice Dreger report.
A group of homeowners in Shaw Estates said they did not want the "essence" of their neighborhood marred by having even one house rented. Three members of City Council approved their request. ELi's Mark Meyer explains why the other two voted against.
A big win for City Attorney Tom Yeadon last night at East Lansing's City Council, as a 3-2 majority approved a new $650,000 contract never released to the public. Who was interviewed, who voted which way, and why?
Transparency is nonpartisan: people of all political affiliations – unless they have a personal interest that disincentivizes them – want transparency from their governments. ELi Publisher Alice Dreger wonders if ELi should shift its reporting focus and just trust that City leaders are making good decisions?