City of East Lansing staff and Council spent time with more than 70 community members Wednesday night to talk about the budget issues facing the City. ELi's Chris Root reports on the first of two planned community engagement meetings.
The Mayor now says City Council did vote to approve the $20,000 settlement in the federal fraud case involving City Attorney Tom Yeadon's property. Council will act tonight to make the vote public, two months later.
With more money coming to East Lansing from Ingham County's Trails and Parks Millage, work on deteriorated pedestrian bridges along East Lansing’s Norther Tier Trail is beginning this month. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
East Lansing's City Council agreed Tuesday night to keep the festivals going this coming summer and to keep Fire Station #2 open, but there was not a lot of other consensus among Councilmembers on where or how to start cutting the budget. ELi's Chris Root reports.
The opioid epidemic is straining East Lansing's emergency services. Now a personal injury attorney wants to represent the City in a lawsuit to recoup costs of responding to the epidemic. ELi's Kepler Domurat-Sousa reports.
ELi has learned that City Council is going to revisit the question of financial guarantees to the City for the $132 million Center City District project. Meanwhile, Lotsa Pizza is closing, saying it is due to lack of parking caused by the project's construction.
Sell the Hannah Community Center, parking system, and soccer fields? De-fund social services for seniors and persons with disabilities? Ask the voters for a property tax increase? Council has started talking about what to do, now that the income tax proposal has failed.