The deadline is fast approaching to submit applications for East Lansing's Emerging Leaders program, designed for citizens "to learn more about their local government and prepare themselves to become more civically engaged in the community they call home.” Jessy Gregg reports.
Along with Council Member Aaron Stephens, Shanna Draheim is expressing concerns about the size of the proposed Park Place project. But Member Erik Altmann and developer Paul Vlahakis say the size makes sense for downtown East Lansing.
Construction at the vacant corner is "on hold" because the Park District developers submitted plans that don't match what City Council approved. Council Member Ruth Beier revealed the problem publicly last night. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
The Park Place proposal as submitted by the developers for downtown East Lansing is full of surprises. ELi's Alice Dreger unpacks it, answers reader questions about the proposal, and tells you what's coming in the review process.
Outgoing Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill that starts the clock ticking on negotiations over a locally-controversial court consolidation. Separated jury pools? Cost savings, really? Courts moved? We have a special report from ELi's Chris Root.
East Lansing's Fire Chief Randy Talifarro introduced three new Firefighter Paramedics and one highly-trained Lieutenant to the City Council and briefly spoke about finances and diversity in terms of the new hires. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
ELi asked for the Park Place site plan application, which was supposed to have been submitted December 17, under the Freedom of Information Act. But the City says it can't easily locate it. What's the story?
Following a contentious split vote at Council, a new Freedom of Information Act policy as now established hands substantial power to East Lansing's City Manager and the Mayor, taking away powers that had been held by the Council as a whole.
A special committee will consider how to better utilize and market the Hannah Community Center, a facility currently costing over a million dollars a year to operate. Noa Kuszai and Alice Dreger report.
When the decision was made to repurpose the Bailey Community Center to provide senior housing, many community members breathed a sigh of relief. The project hasn't quite worked out as all had hoped. ELi's Alice Dreger brings a special report.
Someone wants to shift power in public records requests from the City Clerk's office to the City Manager's office. The move also seeks to take powers City Council now has and give them to the City Manager. ELi's Alice Dreger reports what's knowable.