Public Safety and Crime

DDA Recommends Against Marijuana Provisioning Centers Downtown

Friday, December 15, 2017

As the State of Michigan begins accepting licenses for medical marijuana businesses, East Lansing's DDA has voted unanimously to ask City Council to defer action on provisioning centers when it takes up the issue next week. Alice Dreger reports. 

Council Begins Deliberations on Budget Cuts and Revenue Options

Thursday, December 14, 2017

East Lansing's City Council agreed Tuesday night to keep the festivals going this coming summer and to keep Fire Station #2 open, but there was not a lot of other consensus among Councilmembers on where or how to start cutting the budget. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Retired K-9 Leads the Good Life after Extraordinary Service

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"We spend more time with these dogs than we do with any person on this earth," Connelly says of being a K-9 handler. "It's rare that they're not with us 24/7 and it's a bond that goes beyond any personal pet. You see dangerous things together. You see the highs and lows of police work together. You go to calls where people have lost their lives, hurt themselves or hurt other people. You see the whole spectrum of life."

Overnight Street Parking Legalized Under Certain Conditions

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

By unanimous vote of East Lansing's City Council, people who live here can now ask advance permission to park a car (including a guest’s car) in legal street parking areas for up to twenty nights per year per residence. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Council Discusses Major Budget Cuts, Following Income Tax Failure

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sell the Hannah Community Center, parking system, and soccer fields? De-fund social services for seniors and persons with disabilities? Ask the voters for a property tax increase? Council has started talking about what to do, now that the income tax proposal has failed.

Zoning for Marijuana-Related Businesses Remains Controversial

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Planning Commission heard from citizens with sharply differing opinions on zoning for medical marijuana growing, processing, testing, transport and sales at last Wednesday's meeting.  What will the Commission recommend to City Council? Ann Nichols reports.

Bike-to-School Advocates See Tonight’s Forum as Key Opportunity

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The East Lansing School Board and City Council had some disagreement Monday night about children biking to school, and bike-to-school advocates see tonight's Community Forum as a chance to make some long-awaited headway on this issue.

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