Based on the number of issues and questions arising during last night's public hearing, City Council decided to defer action on Ordinance 1416, which regulates the location of medical marijuana provisioning centers, until their January 9th meeting. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
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.
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.
"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."
The opioid epidemic is straining East Lansing's emergency services. Now a personal injury attorney wants to represent the City in a lawsuit to recoup costs of responding to the epidemic. ELi's Kepler Domurat-Sousa reports.
Tomorrow Council will take up the first of two new laws establishing zoning for medical marijuana-related businesses in East Lansing. We've heard from citizens for and against an expansion of these businesses - what does ELPD have to say?
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.
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.
East Lansing firefighters have been knocking on doors to urge a “yes” vote on the income tax. But the group’s literature may be confusing voters, and according to County Clerk Barb Byrum, the group has violated Michigan’s Campaign Finance Act.
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.
ELPD is looking to put into effect a new policy for the acquisition and use of surveillance technology. The policy was developed in collaboration with the Lansing Chapter of the ACLU and was presented to City Council this week.