City Council

The Landmark Now Seeks Urban Professionals, Too

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Now The Landmark is seeking urban professionals, along with MSU students. ELi's Alice Dreger reports on the marketing shift, and tells you what the apartments will cost.

Beier Will Juggle Council Meetings and Class This Semester

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Council Member Ruth Beier expects to attend both City Council meetings and an MSU class on some Tuesday evenings this fall. The Mayor is absent through October 1. How will all this work? ELi's Chris Root has the details.

Council Looks to Shift HUD Funds from Nonprofits to Debt Payments

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

East Lansing's City Council is looking to stop using HUD Community Block Development Grant funds to support local social-service nonprofits, in favor of paying of East Lansing debt to HUD, and to streamline the public comment process. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.

What to Do for Struggling Businesses Downtown? Council Debates the Issue

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Mayor Pro Tem questions whether there's really been a downturn in business downtown during construction, while two other members of Council advocate for more free parking downtown to try to rescue struggling shops and restaurants. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Street Parking May Change In Large Swaths of East Lansing

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The City of East Lansing may significantly alter parking rules, particularly in campus-adjacent neighborhoods. Safe passage of emergency vehicles is the number-one concern, but the plan may not make everyone happy. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Council Members Beier and Meadows Take Leaves of Absence

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mayor Mark Meadows and Councilmember Ruth Beier have both requested leaves of absence from their duties on East Lansing's City Council. ELi's Chris Root explains why, and how Council will continue to function.

Trump and the Work of Being a Free Press

Thursday, August 16, 2018

What's it like running a free press in a small American city today? ELi's Publisher and Managing Editor let you in on the frustrations beyond the President's rhetoric, and explain why frustration is really just part of the job.

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