Public Works

As Demolition Proceeds, Surprises Revealed

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ELi's Alice Dreger reports why the hole at 100 West Grand River Avenue still isn't filled in, and the developer's representative explains the challenges of trying to work with the City of East Lansing on getting a project built.

What's Going on Now with the Center City Project? (UPDATED)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What’s up with the Center City District project, set to transform a large chunk of East Lansing’s downtown? Why is Parking Lot #1 now open and why are there various trucks there? And what is the project looking like economically for City taxpayers?

East Lansing to Accept Styrofoam Recycling Products

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thanks to two grant awards from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the City of East Lansing will be able to accept Styrofoam for recycling this fall. Rosalind Arch has the story.

Experience with BWL Trimming Seems to Vary by Crew

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Kit Carlson and Wendell Lynch's experience with BWL wasn't as bad as they'd been fearing. What happened, and what advice do they give other homeowners? And what does BWL say about homeowners who try to refuse tree-trimming?

Major Parts of Center City Deal Still Up in the Air

Monday, October 2, 2017

Why hasn't the Center City District project broken ground? Turns out that key financial and legal components of the deal are still in flux. ELi's Alice Dreger digs to bring you the details.

East Lansing’s BWL Rep Resigns Over Poverty Issue

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bob Nelson, East Lansing’s representative to BWL, has resigned over what he sees as the electric utility's failure to adequately care for poor people in its service area. City Council has named former mayor Doug Jester to replace him.

Ask ELi: Why an Income Tax?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

You've got questions about the income tax proposal. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings answers.

Water Tower Repainting Causes Neighborhood Concerns

Friday, August 25, 2017

The City tells ELi it's aware of the problems caused by the power-washing of the water tower at Gordon Guyer Park. Polyurethane chips have been sent flying all over the area from the cleaning.

Frustration and Hope Expressed as CATA Seeks New Leadership

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

At a "listening session" last night, numerous citizens spoke of their hopes for the next CATA leader, but also named problems with bus route design, technology, services for persons with disabilities, transparency, and accountability.

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