Elections

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.

Draheim Will Not Seek Re-Election for Council

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Shanna Draheim has announced that she will not be running for re-election to East Lansing’s City Council on the November 5 ballot. There are now five candidates for three seats, with a filing deadline of next Tuesday.

What’s Happening with That Thing in East Lansing?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Who is running for City Council? Is P.T. O'Malley's moving into the Menna's Joint space? What happened to the driveway drama? What's the latest with the eBay land sale? Answers to these ELI reader questions and others!

East Lansing Land Sale Set for November’s Ballot

Friday, June 21, 2019

The City of East Lansing recently bought a 26-acre parcel. Now voters will be asked on the November ballot to agree to let Council sell all or part, as Council sees fit. ELi's Brad Minor and Alice Dreger report.

Council Members Deny Development Moratorium Is Election-Motivated

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Three East Lansing Council members say the redevelopment moratorium – which disappeared from last night’s agenda – is not related to the November election. So what are their stated reasons, and what is Council planning to do with the moratorium idea?

MSU Student Warren Stanfield Running for East Lansing City Council

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Warren Stanfield, a pre-law student at Michigan State University, has met with public safety groups and state government representatives in order to discuss community concerns about housing and business development. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports that Stanfield is running for City Council.

Big Issues on Council’s Agenda This Week

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tuesday, East Lansing’s City Council will be talking about a citizen review board for complaints against police and fire officers, and discussing what to do with land sales. Representatives from Royal Vlahakis are also scheduled to appear. What’s up?

What Could Happen If East Lansing’s Court Is Abolished?

Monday, April 22, 2019

A newly-obtained financial analysis shows that consolidation of the District Courts of East Lansing, Lansing, and Ingham County wouldn't save as much money as had originally been hoped. What's at stake for East Lansing, and what is negotiable?

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