Finance and Taxes

Campaign Finance Information for City Council Seated 2015-2017

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The following is a compilation of campaign contributor information for the currently-seated East Lansing City Council (2015-2017). On this Council, Ruth Beier and Susan Woods were elected in November 2013, and Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, and Mark Meadows were elected in November 2015.

City Told by Advisors to Look at More Tax Options

Friday, July 22, 2016

With a new report confirming that East Lansing is facing a very large retiree-related debt, the Financial Health Team is suggesting the City consider new tax levies on people who live and work in East Lansing. These may include an income tax as well as special property taxes levied for emergency services.

Costco Plan Moving Forward

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Above: Fiesta Charra restaurant, behind which Costco plans to build a store

Following the reaching of an agreement between the City of East Lansing and Meridian Township, Costco is likely to soon be building a new store in East Lansing along Saginaw Highway just east of Park Lake Road on land adjacent to the Fiesta Charra restaurant.

City Advisors Considering Income Tax for Budget Woes

Thursday, June 16, 2016


East Lansing’s Financial Health Team has asked for a consultant to study a possible income tax for people who live and work in East Lansing. This is but one of many possible approaches being considered by the volunteer team of advisors as it tries to tackle the City’s budget woes.

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