Finance and Taxes

Veterans Group Urges Council to Reject Court Consolidation

Friday, April 26, 2019

There is “nothing to gain” from the consolidation of the local district courts, the Friends of Ingham County Veterans’ Treatment Court say in a new letter. The group is urging East Lansing's City Council to reject consolidation. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

Royal Vlahakis Throws a Hail Mary Pass

Thursday, April 25, 2019

What happened at today's Downtown Development Authority meeting, as developers Royal Vlahakis tried to save their exclusive deal with East Lansing's DDA? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

City Attorney Position Opened Up By Council

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Without much warning, East Lansing’s City Council voted unanimously last night to open up bidding on the position of City Attorney, a job currently held by Tom Yeadon. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

What Could Happen If East Lansing’s Court Is Abolished?

Monday, April 22, 2019

A newly-obtained financial analysis shows that consolidation of the District Courts of East Lansing, Lansing, and Ingham County wouldn't save as much money as had originally been hoped. What's at stake for East Lansing, and what is negotiable?

Big Decision on Royal Vlahakis Deal Is Coming

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Will East Lansing’s DDA vote to keep working with developers Royal Vlahakis? Or will they decide to move on now, and let other developers propose projects for the area just north of Peoples Church? ELi's Alice Dreger explains the big decision coming this week.

Meals on Wheels and Other Services Express Concern about Cuts from City Funding

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Meals on Wheels program that serves East Lansing's seniors is still hoping to obtain $3,200 from the City in next year's round of HUD-related funding. City Council and staff are looking instead to focus entirely on infrastructure improvements with the federal funding. ELi's Noa Kuszai reports.

East Lansing High School to End AVID Program

Friday, April 12, 2019

After four years, East Lansing High School will be ending a college preparedness program aimed at underrepresented students. ELi's Karessa Wheeler reports.

Is the Royal Vlahakis Deal Really Falling Apart?

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Developers Royal Vlahakis are hoping to change their proposal to satisfy decision-makers. But will the DDA now open up bidding on the publicly-owned properties to see what other developers might offer? ELi's Alice Dreger takes a look at what we know.

Myriad Developments from Council Meeting - But No Answer on Land Sale

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Changes to site plans of both the Graduate Hotel and Center City. Talk of the demise of the Royal Vlahakis proposal. Questions dodged (again) about that million-dollar eBay land sale. ELi's Alice Dreger brings you news from Tuesday night's Council meeting.

Revealed: Who the City Notified about the eBay Land Sale

Friday, March 15, 2019

The City has released one list showing who staff notified about an eBay auction of a major public asset. Former Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero didn't make the list, but showed up on the scene a day before the auction closed. What else have we now learned about this controversial million-dollar deal?

Council Debates Options for Video Recordings of Meetings

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Should East Lansing continue paying about $150,000 per year for a local company to record audio and video of City Council and Planning Commission meetings? The City Manager believes the service is critical to government transparency. ELi's Brad Minor reports.

Pages

eastlansinginfo.org © 2013-2019 East Lansing Info