Finance and Taxes

Commission Votes No Raise for City Council

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The East Lansing Elected Officers Compensation Commission has voted to hold the pay of City Councilmembers steady, with no raise. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Council Begins Deliberations on Budget Cuts and Revenue Options

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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.

As Lotsa Pizza Shutters, Council to Revisit Center City Project Deal

Friday, December 1, 2017

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.

Council Discusses Major Budget Cuts, Following Income Tax Failure

Monday, November 27, 2017

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.

Ask ELi: Do Most Cities Our Size Have a Public Library?

Monday, November 6, 2017

One MSU administrator who is against the income tax has questioned whether a city East Lansing's size should have a public library. How does our city compare to other Michigan cities our size? Sheryl Knox gathered the data for us.

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