As the City of East Lansing’s specially-convened Financial Health Team prepares to present its recommendations to City Council, the City’s total debt load is now approaching $200 million. Why? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
As the City's Finance Director retires, she's planning to become more politically active. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem tell ELi why Mary Haskell has been so valuable to East Lansing, and why she will be missed.
Members of the City's Financial Health Team are seeking public input as they consider possible solutions, including a City income tax. They'll hold "citizen engagement" meetings starting Monday, and hope to hear many voices from the community.
Council covered a great deal of territory in its long "discussion-only" meeting last week. Police activity, tree-trimmers' return, a question of how much MSU costs City taxpayers, a fence for Bailey park, police and fire equipment.... ELi's Ian Hoopingarner brings the details.