Government

City Seeks Applicants for Emerging Leaders Program

Friday, January 18, 2019

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.

Renderings Versus Reality in East Lansing

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Developers like to show pretty pictures as they ask for City Council approval. Here at ELi, your public service nonpartisan news source, we like to bring reality to bear. Have a look?

Draheim Is “Really Conflicted” about Park Place Proposal

Monday, January 14, 2019

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.

Park Place Redevelopment Proposal Is Full of Surprises

Monday, January 7, 2019

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.

Clock Starts Ticking for Considering Controversial Court Consolidation

Monday, December 31, 2018

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.

Fire Chief Introduces New Hires, Two Made Possible by Income Tax

Thursday, December 27, 2018

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.

City Says It Can’t Find “Park Place” Site Plan

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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?

Group Will Consider How to Change Hannah Community Center

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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.

Safety Concerns Raised at Bailey Center Senior Housing

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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.

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