The benefits of the City Clerk's new approach to Freedom of Information Act requests are big for the public, including for East Lansing Info as your public service local news source. Our Publisher explains.
The City of East Lansing has recently begun publishing e-Dialog reports on what happened at City Council. ELi's Publisher Alice Dreger explains why we encourage you to read those reports, but to sign up for ELi's weekly news summary as well.
We're interested in your thoughts on on various issues, and we'll try to answer your questions, but we can't actually make changes to policies or plans. East Lansing's government can, though, and there are lots of ways to communicate with them.
Is ELi guilty of journalistic malpractice because we checked out a citizen's claims on a subject of local significance, and reproduced in our report that person's original claim? Our Publisher explains why, in fact, we're just doing our job.
Mayor Mark Meadows has issued a ruling declaring himself the ultimate authority in East Lansing in terms of responses to Freedom of Information Act requests. He's also admitted the City improperly withheld information from ELi.
The City of East Lansing won't release material that would show in what lawsuits it is engaged. An attorney for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press explains why East Lansing's taxpayers have a right to this information.