Finance and Taxes

Team Looking at City Income Tax Wonders What Public Thinks

Friday, November 11, 2016

Members of the City's Financial Health Team are seeking public input as they consider possible solutions, including a City income tax. They'll hold "citizen engagement" meetings starting Monday, and hope to hear many voices from the community.

Costco Asks for $1.8 Million Tax Giveback

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Costco has officially requested a property tax break worth up to $1.8 million related to the store it is looking to build in East Lansing—a request two City Council members suggest is absurd.

Council Condemns House, Allows Pumpkin Parking

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What did City Council do this week? Condemned a house, followed a wish to have free parking during the Great Pumpkin Walk, set a tax exemption hearing, and much more.

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.

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