This past week, East Lansing leaders congratulated Chad Connelly for promotion to Police Captain, Mark Koonter to Fire Captain, and Pat Greathouse to Fire Lieutenant. ELPD Chief Larry Sparkes and ELFD Chief Randy Talifarro presented the newly-promoted officers at City Council.
The redevelopment concept known as Park Place has headed in a direction we’ve never seen before – with a complex and exclusive Purchase & Sale Agreement being negotiated before the project has even been formally proposed. What's going on?
With little public notice, East Lansing’s City Council held a surprise “special meeting” this morning, moving forward on possible regulation of medical marijuana sales in the City. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
A specialist company is being hired to manage East Lansing's new income tax. But some uncertainty necessarily remains about what we’re looking at in terms of numbers of returns, costs, and revenue. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
Parks & Rec is looking at more funding, thanks to East Lansing’s passage of an income tax and the existing Ingham County trails millage. Projects are already happening, and more plans are in the works. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.
More electric scooters? Dockless bicycles for rent? Electric-assist bikes, too? Representatives from Lime and Bird came to City Council this week to explain their plans for East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg translates the jargon.
At long last, it looks like the “Park District” development is finally happening. The current developer has reached a deal with previous owner Scott Chappelle, and all that's left is state-level approval of the tax incentives. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
In our collective background, you'll find ballroom dancing, swimming, Warrior Women, campaigns for justice, and an appearance on Oprah. Oh, and one of us is married to two Elis. Meet the five current members of the ELi "Gov Gang."
East Lansing’s City Council has approved a plan to reduce the underfunded status of the City’s pension system. Michigan’s Municipal Stability Board will now decide whether to accept or reject it. ELi's Chris Root reports.
East Lansing’s City Council is looking to hire a specialized company to handle the new income tax. The City will also have to designate an Administrator for the tax and appoint a Board of Review. What it will all cost remains to be seen. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
Following a 3-1 decision last night to accommodate Beier’s schedule, Council will be back at full strength starting next month. But that didn’t happen without more contention about how this all played out. ELi’s Alice Dreger reports.