Among the East Lansing Financial Health Team (FHT) pension recommendations was that East Lansing “continue to negotiate overtime and personal leave limits in FAC, and work towards a 240 hour (or less) maximum of final payouts in FAC.”
Has East Lansing's City Council followed what the Financial Health Team recommended with regard to managing the City's pensions? ELi's Chris Root has been investigating this question for months. Today we bring you her findings.
East Lansing’s City Council voted unanimously tonight to put an income tax on the August 7 ballot. The proposal looks different from the measure that failed in November, and is aimed at dealing with the City's major financial problems.
Next Wednesday, May 9, City Council will hold public hearings on what (if any) tax proposal to put on the August ballot for East Lansing. ELi's Chris Root explains the draft proposals and tells you how you can weigh in.
East Lansing’s City Council looks likely to follow City staff’s recommendation to cut funding to local social service organizations in order to put funds towards infrastructure repairs and City debt associated with prior development. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
A new poll of East Lansing voters suggests citizens are generally satisfied with the services the City provides but unhappy with financial management. The poll also shows which way voters are leaning on an income tax versus property tax increase. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
As it faces a financial crisis, East Lansing's government is paying consultants almost $20,000 to gather citizens’ ideas about where the City might cut its budget and obtain new revenues. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
The cancellation of the Great Lakes Folk Festival has been unwelcome news to many artists, attendees, and downtown business owners. So how was the decision made, and why? ELi's Alice Dreger investigates.
HUD has determined that East Lansing must repay HUD $134,330 in grant funds because the project funded included a conflict of interest involving City Attorney Tom Yeadon. The total bill to East Lansing taxpayers could reach $200,000. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Would withdrawal of a controversial law known as 50/50 lead to jello-shot bars and fewer places to eat lunch, or would it lead to chic wine and tapas bars? Council debated the issue this week. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
Responding to a report published by ELi, on Tuesday City Council discussed continuing to allow City employees to invest their own money in the East Lansing pension system through Council-approved purchases of “pension service credits.”