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Parking in Downtown East Lansing? Heated Debate Flares Up

Friday, July 19, 2019

Greg Ballein says more parking is critical to sustaining businesses downtown. Erik Altmann says it’s time to stop “inducing” driving and parking. The debate at Thursday’s meeting of the East Lansing DDA was intense.

City Manager Says Income Tax Revenue Is “On Track.” But Is It?

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The new East Lansing income tax is now projected to bring in about $1.4 million less than had been estimated pre-vote. So why did City Manager George Lahanas just declare the "great news" that "we are on track"? ELi's Alice Dreger explains the rhetoric and the reality.

Potential Benefits (and Costs) Seen with New Free Parking Program

Monday, July 1, 2019

Right now and through the whole month of July, you can park for free for the first half-hour at gated garages and the Bailey lot in downtown East Lansing. ELi's Brad Minor explains the special program and brings feedback from downtown businesses and City leaders.

Council Weighs Re-Criminalization of Marijuana in East Lansing

Thursday, June 27, 2019

City Council recently discussed whether to again make some marijuana uses count as misdemeanors (crimes) in East Lansing. But where did this idea come from, and who thinks it's a good (or bad) idea? ELi's Andrew Graham and Alice Dreger report.

Street Parking Changes Will Be Delayed Following Public Outcry

Monday, June 17, 2019

Residents of the Glencairn and Oakwood neighborhoods objected to potential changes to street parking at two separate meetings last week with DPW Director Scott House. ELi’s Andrew Graham reports on the delay of a pilot program to reduce street parking in the city.

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