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YOUR ELi: A Voter Guide for the Marijuana Charter Amendment

Saturday, May 2, 2015

This Tuesday, May 5, registered voters in East Lansing can vote on two possible amendments to the City Charter. Last week we provided voters information on the land sale charter amendment. This week we bring you information on the charter amendment regarding marijuana, specifically in terms of what it might mean legally in East Lansing.

Governor Disapproves of EL Marijuana Proposal, Now Set for May 2015 Election

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Image: City Council tonight

A surprise discussion broke out tonight at City Council during dialogue about the subject of the last agenda item: the ballot proposal to change the City Charter to limit East Lansing’s ability to restrict marijuana possession. The published agenda had named only discussion of when the vote on the proposal would occur. With no prior notice to the public, Council and the City Attorney suddenly began discussing letters received from Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office and Governor Rick Snyder regarding the proposal.

COUNCIL CAPSULE: October 21, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ELi’s weekly Wednesday feature, “Council Capsule,” gives you a quick run-down of happenings of note at City Council the night before. Capsules include major votes, including tallies and reporting (and non-reporting) of potential conflicts-of-interest.

Roll Call: All five Council members were present: Mayor Nathan Triplett , Mayor Pro Tem Diane Goddeeris, Ruth Beier, Kathy Boyle, and Susan Woods.

Council Differs in Opinions on Marijuana Charter Amendment

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

City Council tonight discussed and approved introductory language for a ballot item that is set to ask voters whether the City’s charter should be amended to limit the City of East Lansing’s regulation of “the use, possession or transfer of less than 1 ounce of marijuana, on private property, or transportation of less than 1 ounce of marijuana, by a person who has attained the age of 21 years.”

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