Government

Scooter Companies Explain Their Plans for East Lansing

Friday, September 21, 2018

More electric scooters? Dockless bicycles for rent? Electric-assist bikes, too? Representatives from Lime and Bird came to City Council this week to explain their plans for East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg translates the jargon.

After Years of Drama, Park District Plan Looks Real

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

At long last, it looks like the “Park District” development is finally happening. The current developer has reached a deal with previous owner Scott Chappelle, and all that's left is state-level approval of the tax incentives. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

Fire Prevention Code Not Being Followed in East Lansing

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Further investigation by ELi finds the City Manager has misrepresented the City’s code on fire safety, and the Fire Marshal isn't following the City's code. Now the City is demanding $1200 before it will release any fire review documentation on Center City.

East Lansing Submits Plan to Fund Pension Liability

Monday, September 17, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council has approved a plan to reduce the underfunded status of the City’s pension system. Michigan’s Municipal Stability Board will now decide whether to accept or reject it. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Specialist Company Will Likely Handle East Lansing’s Income Tax

Friday, September 14, 2018

East Lansing’s City Council is looking to hire a specialized company to handle the new income tax. The City will also have to designate an Administrator for the tax and appoint a Board of Review. What it will all cost remains to be seen. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Glencairn Neighborhood Construction Experiencing Delays

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Some Glencairn residents whose streets have been torn up for months for major infrastructure repairs are getting frustrated. What's going on with the project? ELi's Casandra Eriksen looks into it.

FEMA Gives East Lansing Funding for Firefighting Equipment

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

FEMA has awarded $220K to ELFD for the purchase of firefighting breathing apparatus. The news was announced by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, who represent Michigan. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Beier Will Juggle Council Meetings and Class This Semester

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Council Member Ruth Beier expects to attend both City Council meetings and an MSU class on some Tuesday evenings this fall. The Mayor is absent through October 1. How will all this work? ELi's Chris Root has the details.

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