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.
East Lansing Deputy Police Chief Steve Gonzalez updates ELi regarding statistics that show a slight increase in theft, and explains how residents can take steps to deter criminal activity in their neighborhoods.
A proposed state bill on short-term rentals like Airbnb is birthing two controversies in East Lansing – one over the bill itself, and another over the use of local taxpayer resources to push one side of a partisan debate. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
East Lansing's City Council is set to use a new method tomorrow night to decide what to ask for in terms of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. ELi's Alice Dreger explains what might be requested, and why it matters.