The downturn in business caused by Center City District construction has cost local small downtown businesses millions of dollars and may yet cause the death of several, one local business owner told East Lansing’s City Council last night. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Reviewing the proposal formally for the first time, East Lansing's City Council voted 4-0 last night to approve DRW/Convexity's latest plans for the vacant lots downtown. What was approved, and why can't construction start now? ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
Readers are asking why they’re seeing contractor trucks at the empty, fenced-in lot next to People’s Church, when East Lansing's City Council is not set to review the latest redevelopment site plan until tonight. ELi investigates.
Could Council Members look at your income tax returns? Is the "Yes" side going to return the marijuana industry donations? Is the "No" side making factual misrepresentations? We've got answers to your last-minute income tax proposal questions.
East Lansing government regularly experiences vacancies on volunteer City boards and commissions. ELi's Jessy Gregg explains an array of the City's volunteer boards and commissions, and tells you how to apply.
Following the owner of Red Cedar Spirits urging City Council to pass the new sign code, Council did so in a 4-1 vote — but not without debate on the place of electronic signs in East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
Facing strong opposition from Old Whitehills, neurosurgeon Christopher Abood has withdrawn his attempt to get more parking at his medical center on Saginaw Street. The mayor expressed displeasure at how things have gone at the location. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Burcham Park is back on track to become the site of a community solar array. ELi's Andrew Graham tells you about the bankruptcy that led to more delays of the project, and the plan for monitoring the "retired landfill" while going solar.
If East Lansing's City Attorney doesn't have to pay for his sidewalk, why should the City make you pay for yours? A whistleblower is now pushing that question in federal court. ELi investigates the latest claims and counter-claims in the case.
East Lansing City Attorney Tom Yeadon will keep his job for at least another year, and there will not be an open call for the position for the foreseeable future. Last night, two Council Members indicated they are not comfortable with this decision.