Even as an MSU spokesperson says the benefits MSU already bestows on East Lansing are enormous, MSU and the City are apparently still negotiating over ways MSU might pay East Lansing enough to get City Council to withdraw a proposal for a city income tax.
Communications provided to ELi reveal that MSU’s President Simon has been trying to talk East Lansing's Council out of a proposed City-wide income tax, offering millions of dollars to stop the income tax. So far, East Lansing’s Mayor Meadows has told Simon "no deal."
Near midnight on Tuesday, City Council formally voted to put a City income tax on the November ballot, along with a property tax reduction that would take effect only if the income tax passes. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
With East Lansing's City Council likely to vote on the Center City District proposal on Tuesday, the newly-released draft development agreement between the City and Harbor Bay raises significant questions.