Government

Commission Votes No Raise for City Council

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The East Lansing Elected Officers Compensation Commission has voted to hold the pay of City Councilmembers steady, with no raise. ELi's 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.

Council Approves The Hub in 5-0 Vote

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

City Council has unanimously approved "The Hub," a controversial 10-story project near MSU's campus designed to house 585 student residents and very few of their cars. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

First of Two Marijuana Zoning Ordinances Passes in 4-1 Vote

Friday, December 8, 2017

After passionate arguments for and against from members of the public, East Lansing's City Council passed an ordinance specifying where medical marijuana may be grown, processed, transported and tested within the City. Jessy Gregg has the story.

Amended Center City Deal Passes Last Hurdles

Friday, December 8, 2017

With approvals obtained yesterday from two East Lansing governmental bodies, financing for the Center City District project is expected to be finally settled next week. Construction will start after that. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Council Amends Agreement with Center City Developer

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

This week, City Council approved a new performance-guarantee agreement with the Center City District developer. Today, that agreement amendment will be considered by the two other bodies that must approve it.

As Lotsa Pizza Shutters, Council to Revisit Center City Project Deal

Friday, December 1, 2017

ELi has learned that City Council is going to revisit the question of financial guarantees to the City for the $132 million Center City District project. Meanwhile, Lotsa Pizza is closing, saying it is due to lack of parking caused by the project's construction.

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.

Planning Commission Formally Fails to Recommend The Hub

Friday, November 17, 2017

The proposed ten-story-tall, student-focused “The Hub” formally failed to get a positive recommendation from East Lansing’s Planning Commission Wednesday night. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

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