Those vacant properties downtown? It's looking like redevelopment there may actually happen. ELi's Dan Totzkay brings you the latest, and tells you how you can weigh in before City Council votes on final approvals.
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.
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.
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.
Two members of City Council have effectively decided not to allow the sale of medical marijuana in East Lansing. A local lawyer may try to enable voters to override that decision. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
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.
Developer Paul Vlahakis, who wants to enter into a $100 million deal with the City, has provided ELi a statement responding to charges that his companies have a history of tax delinquencies and addressing his dismissed libel suit against the Lansing City Pulse.
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.
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.