The Center City District developer is demolishing public property even though developer Mark Bell has said he can't get the financial guarantees to complete the project. What's going on? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Yesterday the City announced abruptly that Council would meet today to swear-in the new members and elect the next Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. Just as abruptly, the meeting has been cancelled. Rep. Sam Singh calls the scene "sloppy."
The City issues a surprise announcement that there will be a special meeting of East Lansing’s City Council tomorrow. The Council will choose who will serve as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem for the next two years.
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.
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.
With the election one week away, Council candidate Susan Woods and the realtors' PAC have now been warned they are in violation of Michigan’s Campaign Finance Act, while the "no income tax" campaign is misleadingly using ELi's reporting.
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.
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.