East Lansing's City Council is discussing ways to adjust the City's recreational marijuana laws in light of the state's recent legalization of the substance. One discussion point at the last work session was whether smoking pot in public should be a criminal offense or a civil infraction. ELi's Brad Minor reports.
Troy Williams says the City of East Lansing fired him because they knew he wasn't going to shut up. And with nothing left to lose, he's definitely not shutting up. In a new interview with ELi, Williams describes more of what he's seen, and what he's hoping Governor Whitmer's team will do.
Mayor Mark Meadows and Mayor Pro Tem Erik Altmann have taken the first step in running for re-election in November, and Council member Shanna Draheim plans to file soon. ELi's Nick Wright tells you how any resident can take the necessary steps to file as a City Council candidate.
The City has released one list showing who staff notified about an eBay auction of a major public asset. Former Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero didn't make the list, but showed up on the scene a day before the auction closed. What else have we now learned about this controversial million-dollar deal?
Should East Lansing continue paying about $150,000 per year for a local company to record audio and video of City Council and Planning Commission meetings? The City Manager believes the service is critical to government transparency. ELi's Brad Minor reports.
Why are so many Planning Commissioners against an ordinance allowing 160-foot-tall buildings downtown, and why are a majority of Downtown Development Authority members for it? As Council Members prepare to decide, ELi's Chris Root explains.
In the hopes of solving a major public debt, East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority gave a no-bid exclusive deal to developers Royal Vlahakis. But investigation by ELi shows the developers still haven't submitted key components of the $190 million proposal. Meanwhile, the required public debt payments are about to ramp up.
Found: The City of East Lansing's eBay listing for a million-dollar sale of public land. It shows the City played up the marijuana industry potential of the land, and that the property went up $50,000 in the hours just before the online auction's close.
Electric scooters will now be limited to 10 m.p.h. on sidewalks under a new law in East Lansing, although the police chief warns that rule is effectively unenforceable. What else did City Council decide about scooter regulation? ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
The City of East Lansing auctioned off the million-dollar Public Works site on eBay? And notified only "interested parties"? That's what a just-released statement indicates. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
With little discussion, and questions about the process left unanswered, East Lansing’s City Council voted unanimously last night to approve a million-dollar purchase agreement for a piece of public land. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
City staff say the million-dollar deal brokered by a marijuana industry player represents "the winning bid." But who knew and didn't know that the public land on Merritt Road was even up for auction? ELi's Dan Totzkay and Alice Dreger report.