The marijuana industry player who just bought East Lansing's public land on Merritt Road for $1 million via an eBay auction is now listing it for sale for $12 million. ELi's Alice Dreger reports on what we know.
The City of East Lansing has been very quiet about the departure of Tim Dempsey, its long-time Director of Planning, Building and Development. Alice Dreger reports on the vacancy and what it means for some of the key development issues that have yet to be resolved.
With lots still missing from the newest Royal Vlahakis proposal, and details still uncertain, Planning Commission is being urged to recommend permanently rezoning the Evergreen Avenue properties for big redevelopment. ELi's Alice Dreger reports the latest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transparency is nonpartisan: people of all political affiliations – unless they have a personal interest that disincentivizes them – want transparency from their governments. ELi Publisher Alice Dreger wonders if ELi should shift its reporting focus and just trust that City leaders are making good decisions?
City Council has an important decision to make next week, but thus far has shared little information in their process of naming the next City Attorney. ELi's Alice Dreger sheds some light on Council's actions.
Mayor Mark Meadows says that he's going to observe "my own little moratorium" on new building projects downtown. But the rest of East Lansing's Council has decided they won't go along. ELi brings you the latest.
The City of East Lansing may see some one-time, relatively large chunks of income this coming year, so City Council is talking about how to spend that revenue if it materializes. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
East Lansing's Council is set to expand the City Manager’s ability to enter into contracts without prior consent from Council. The result of the policy could be less transparency where City contracts are concerned. ELi's Andrew Graham and Alice Dreger report.