At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Shanna Draheim was the sole "nay" vote on an ordinance that cut the necessary distance between marijuana dispensaries from 1000 to 500 feet in three of four areas where they are legally permitted. Ann Nichols and Mark Meyer have the story.
After facing resistance from both City Council neighbors, the buyer of a new lot on Touraine Avenue has decided not to build on the property. ELi's Brad Minor tells you why both halves of the lot are now for sale.
Council will likely vote Tuesday on a law aimed at mandating the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on some private properties. The draft ordinance has been controversial. ELi's Brad Minor reports on the Planning Commission's position.
The City is looking to downplay concerns about the eBay auction of a million-dollar public property. But investigation by ELi and newly-released documents show big questions remain. What really happened?
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.