City Council

Updates on the Election Campaigns

Friday, November 3, 2017

We’re steadily receiving questions from readers about various aspects of the Council and Yes/No campaigns on the income tax. Here are answers and updates.

Readers Tell Us How They're Voting and Why

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

We asked our readers to tell us in an anonymous online survey how they are thinking about the candidates and issues on the November 7 East Lansing ballot. ELi's Jessy Gregg summarizes their responses.

Demolition for Center City District Now Expected Next Week

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The City announced late this afternoon that the City and developer of the Center City District have both finally signed the Master Development Agreement. Demolition is now expected to start next week. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Outside Groups Pour Money into Stephens and “No” Campaigns

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The National Association of Realtors has donated almost $33,000 towards Aaron Stephens' bid for City Council. This means two outside groups now account for two-thirds of the money being spent to influence the 2017 East Lansing elections.

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.

East Lansing Campaigns Disclose Financial Backers, or Don’t

Monday, October 30, 2017

ELi looks at the first round of campaign finance disclosures. Two of three Council candidates filed as required, the Realtors' PAC apparently did not, and we can now show you who is funding the Yes and No income tax campaigns.

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