Lt. James Campbell of the East Lansing Police Department met with Glencairn homeowners who are concerned about what they feel is a recent increase in property break-ins. ELi’s Brad Minor brings us a report on what was said and what might be done to combat the problem.
If East Lansing institutes a new form-based zoning code, specifying architectural features for thousands of properties in East Lansing, what should that code look like in terms of design specifications, property restrictions, and the approval process for redevelopment? A team of planners has been working on that question.
Who is running for City Council? Is P.T. O'Malley's moving into the Menna's Joint space? What happened to the driveway drama? What's the latest with the eBay land sale? Answers to these ELI reader questions and others!
Right now and through the whole month of July, you can park for free for the first half-hour at gated garages and the Bailey lot in downtown East Lansing. ELi's Brad Minor explains the special program and brings feedback from downtown businesses and City leaders.
Why did a majority of East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority members vote to give Royal Vlahakis another extension? And why did Mayor Mark Meadows and Chair Peter Dewan vote in opposition? ELi's Alice Dreger brings you the latest from the ongoing drama.
The City of East Lansing recently bought a 26-acre parcel. Now voters will be asked on the November ballot to agree to let Council sell all or part, as Council sees fit. ELi's Brad Minor and Alice Dreger report.
A group of homeowners in Shaw Estates said they did not want the "essence" of their neighborhood marred by having even one house rented. Three members of City Council approved their request. ELi's Mark Meyer explains why the other two voted against.
A big win for City Attorney Tom Yeadon last night at East Lansing's City Council, as a 3-2 majority approved a new $650,000 contract never released to the public. Who was interviewed, who voted which way, and why?
Developers say they want to minimize negative impact to neighbors with the Merritt Road project, which would include a Holiday Inn Express, a “high quality” marijuana operation, and a small strip mall. Dan Totzkay reports for ELi.
Residents of the Glencairn and Oakwood neighborhoods objected to potential changes to street parking at two separate meetings last week with DPW Director Scott House. ELi’s Andrew Graham reports on the delay of a pilot program to reduce street parking in the city.
Transparency is nonpartisan: people of all political affiliations – unless they have a personal interest that disincentivizes them – want transparency from their governments. ELi Publisher Alice Dreger wonders if ELi should shift its reporting focus and just trust that City leaders are making good decisions?