In the hopes of solving a major public debt, East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority gave a no-bid exclusive deal to developers Royal Vlahakis. But investigation by ELi shows the developers still haven't submitted key components of the $190 million proposal. Meanwhile, the required public debt payments are about to ramp up.
Found: The City of East Lansing's eBay listing for a million-dollar sale of public land. It shows the City played up the marijuana industry potential of the land, and that the property went up $50,000 in the hours just before the online auction's close.
Electric scooters will now be limited to 10 m.p.h. on sidewalks under a new law in East Lansing, although the police chief warns that rule is effectively unenforceable. What else did City Council decide about scooter regulation? ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
The City of East Lansing auctioned off the million-dollar Public Works site on eBay? And notified only "interested parties"? That's what a just-released statement indicates. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
With little discussion, and questions about the process left unanswered, East Lansing’s City Council voted unanimously last night to approve a million-dollar purchase agreement for a piece of public land. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
City staff say the million-dollar deal brokered by a marijuana industry player represents "the winning bid." But who knew and didn't know that the public land on Merritt Road was even up for auction? ELi's Dan Totzkay and Alice Dreger report.
All the parts are finally starting to fall into place for a much-anticipated trail in Meridian Township that will connect the Lansing River Trail and MSU campus to Meridian’s existing Interurban Trail. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
We don't yet know how much the City will net from the new income tax when matched with the property tax reduction. But the City's Finance Director calls the new financial forecast the "prettiest" she's seen. What's ahead? ELi's Chris Root reports.
The Board of Ed approved nearly $24 million in construction bids for the upcoming Pinecrest and Whitehills elementary school building projects last night, and honored middle school Mathletes. ELi's Karessa Wheeler reports.
An extension of Coleman Road, which runs along East Lansing's north side, could help relieve traffic on Lake Lansing Road near Eastwood Towne Center. ELi's Brad Minor explains the project, tells you who is paying for it, and reviews what's left to be decided.
Here comes local regulation for electric rental scooters. What might that involve in terms of where scooters are ridden and parked, how much companies pay the City of East Lansing, and what ridership data of yours local government officials will be able to see? ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger report.
Tonight, East Lansing’s Planning Commission will take up a draft zoning ordinance that, if passed, will favor the City over some private property owners in marijuana provisioning center real estate deals. Jessy Gregg reports for ELi.
East Lansing's City Council unanimously approved a new contract for City Manager George Lahanas last night, voting on a different version than the one released to the public on Friday. Council praised the contract and Lahanas. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.