Now that Lime scooters have dropped in East Lansing, the City is under increased pressure to figure out what (if anything) to do about regulating the riding and parking of electric scooters. Alice Dreger reports.
Last week ELi was tipped off by a reader that there were 30 Bird scooters located next to the MSU Police Department. That number grew, but as of this morning all the impounded scooters appear to be gone. ELi's Jessy Gregg has the story.
Last night, East Lansing Police Chief told the Council of Neighborhood Presidents some of what residents need to know about crime in East Lansing. He also took neighborhood leaders' questions and special requests. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
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.
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.
ELFD tells ELi there has been no Fire Marshal review of plans for the 12-story building now under construction on Grand River Avenue. It appears plans for the rest of the $132 million Center City District redevelopment project have also never undergone Fire Marshal review.
The City of East Lansing may significantly alter parking rules, particularly in campus-adjacent neighborhoods. Safe passage of emergency vehicles is the number-one concern, but the plan may not make everyone happy. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.