Form Based Code: Boon or Boondoggle for East Lansing?

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Would a new kind of zoning code under consideration – one that prescribes specific architectural requirements – be a boon or a boondoggle for our City? And which neighborhoods might be affected? ELi's Alice Dreger and Jessy Gregg bring you a special report.

Judges Plead with Council Not to Consolidate East Lansing Court

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Judges Andrea Larkin and Richard Ball, 54B District Court staff, and several opioid addiction survivors are pleading with Council not to consolidate 54B District Court with other local courts. Why? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Carillon Bells to Ring Today for Armistice Anniversary

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Today at 11 a.m., MSU's carillon bells will ring out, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The City formally observed Veterans' Day on Friday, with a wreath-laying ceremony attended by the top Marine's mother. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Lively Protest Downtown on Threats to Mueller Investigation

Friday, November 9, 2018

Around 300 people took over the Grand River Avenue median near the MSU entrance yesterday evening, as part of a nationwide network of protests aimed at protecting the Mueller investigation. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Is ELi “Better Than This”? You Judge.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Recently a reader asked us why we didn't explain the reasoning behind Mayor Pro Tem Erik Altman's actions related to medical marijuana, and suggested that we were afraid to push for real answers. ELi's Publisher Alice Dreger explains why it's not quite that simple.

Council Reverses Previous Decision on Medical Marijuana Sales

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Last week East Lansing City Council voted down a proposed ordinance to allow sales of medical marijuana in the city. Last night they took another look, made some changes, and voted unanimously to allow the businesses. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Landlords Push Back at Attempts to Limit Rental Periods

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Some East Lansing landlords are pushing back on Council Member Aaron Stephens' attempts to limit rental periods. They argue the City Attorney has the facts wrong, and have sent their own attorneys in. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Altmann Proposes Another Try on Marijuana Provisioning

Saturday, November 3, 2018

On Tuesday, East Lansing's City Council voted down a law that would have legalized provisioning centers here. Now, in a surprise move, the Mayor Pro Tem wants to try again. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Major Marijuana Hearing Tomorrow, With Little Notice

Monday, October 29, 2018

Amidst Council Member Aaron Stephens' thwarted attempts to increase transparency, following little public notice, East Lansing's City Council will hold a special meeting and possible vote tomorrow on marijuana regulation.

School-Based B&A Program Likely to Continue

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Before & After Care program seems likely to continue in the East Lansing Schools, possibly for the next five years. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

Stephens Moves Against Illegal Landlord Practice

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council is poised to outlaw the practice of East Lansing landlords who require renters pay more than one month’s rent at a time. Alice Dreger reports.