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.
The opioid epidemic is straining East Lansing's emergency services. Now a personal injury attorney wants to represent the City in a lawsuit to recoup costs of responding to the epidemic. ELi's Kepler Domurat-Sousa reports.
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.
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.
The Center City District developer is demolishing public property even though developer Mark Bell has said he can't get the financial guarantees to complete the project. What's going on? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
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.