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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.

Is the Royal Vlahakis Deal Really Falling Apart?

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Developers Royal Vlahakis are hoping to change their proposal to satisfy decision-makers. But will the DDA now open up bidding on the publicly-owned properties to see what other developers might offer? ELi's Alice Dreger takes a look at what we know.

Myriad Developments from Council Meeting - But No Answer on Land Sale

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Changes to site plans of both the Graduate Hotel and Center City. Talk of the demise of the Royal Vlahakis proposal. Questions dodged (again) about that million-dollar eBay land sale. ELi's Alice Dreger brings you news from Tuesday night's Council meeting.

In Controversies’ Shadows, Council Decides What to Ask of HUD

Monday, April 8, 2019

East Lansing's City Council is set to use a new method tomorrow night to decide what to ask for in terms of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. ELi's Alice Dreger explains what might be requested, and why it matters. 

Council Mandates EV Charging Stations on Some Private Properties

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

At the suggestion of Mayor Pro Tem Erik Altmann, Council has voted unanimously to require private property owners to install electric vehicle charging stations in some parking lots. The decision comes not without controversy. ELi’s Brad Minor reports.

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