Proposed Parks, Recreation & Arts Budget Has a Big Focus on Equity
The proposed FY24 budget for ELPRA is just under $5.5 million, which is an increase of $189,330 from FY23.
SPECIAL ELI REPORTING
Developer Wants to Build Affordable Workforce Housing on Bailey Parking Lot
The proposal had its first public airing at East Lansing’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting today. ELi brings you the details.
MSU Tragedy Remembered, Budgets Approved at May 23 City Council Meeting
A resolution was passed recognizing and honoring the lifesaving actions of first responders and those impacted by the mass shooting on the MSU campus.
Library Trustees Consider Collective Bargaining, Budget as Old Tensions Arise
ELPL Board of Trustees and Director Kristin Shelley have back-and-forth exchanges during two-hour meeting.
ELPD’s Social Worker Provides Care to Residents, Visitors and Officers Alike
Taylor Knickerbocker said she tries to interact with the community as much as she can and typically ends up in a police car to do outreach each day.
Board of Education Approves Ashley Schwarzbek to be Next ELHS Principal
A long conversation about bias, responsibility and moving forward as a community preceded the school board’s unanimous decision to approve Ashley Schwarzbek as the next principal of ELHS.
IN THE COMMUNITY
“Never a Dull Moment”: Twenty-Five Years in East Lansing’s Department of Public Works
Ron Lacasse would like to know how someone managed to get an entire Big Wheel down into the sewer system.
East Lansing’s Acting Director of Public Works Provides Infrastructure Update
The wastewater treatment plant is processing over 4 billion gallons a year…and water rates are going up. Bike lanes are coming to Coolidge and Hagadorn Roads. The Red Cedar Neighborhood will get a new water main. What else can you expect in the coming year?
Pumpstock Returns June 3; Donations Being Accepted
The festival in Bailey Park will showcase five bands on the main stage and four more acts performing on a local stage.
City Talks Tree Love, Yard Waste, Solar Price Surges, and No Mow May
The proposed city budget for next year would increase spending on trees, continue waste and recycling programs residents have come to expect and look to renewable energy.
It’s ‘Business as Usual’ For Annual East Lansing Art Festival
In its 60th year, the festival will again fill Albert Avenue with a wide variety of art, music, food and activities.