East Lansing Insider: Interview with Incoming Mayor Jessy Gregg

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Jessy Gregg at the Jan. 7, 2020 meeting of City Council.

On this episode of East Lansing Insider, brought to you by ELi in partnership with Impact 89FM, Reporter Andrew Graham is joined by East Lansing Mayor Pro Tem Jessy Gregg, who is set to become Mayor on August 11 when Aaron Stephens (the current Mayor) formally resigns. Gregg discussed the issues she thinks East Lansing faces, why she is supporting fellow Council Members Ron Bacon and Dana Watson in the upcoming City Council elections (she also indicated Dan Bollman was her third candidate of choice), and the City’s parking system.

You can check out our related government reporting, including updates from City Council, here. You can also delve into the topics that Gregg and Graham discussed by reading our reporting on the upcoming 2021 City Council elections and parking in East Lansing.

You can listen to the podcast by following this link or listening below.

Episodes are available online and air at 9 a.m. on Sundays on WDBM at 88.9 FM.

  • East Lansing Policing (related to ELPD)
  • Investigative Reporting (e.g., background research into public records, conducting multiple interviews)
  • Center City District (Landmark/Newman Lofts development project in Downtown East Lansing)
  • obits
  • Finances and Taxes (governmental budgets, millages, TIF, taxes)
  • News by the Numbers (data analysis)
  • Interactive Map
  • Bicycles (bikes, bike paths, trails, road conversions)
  • Explainers (more for-all-time than “Ask ELi”)
  • Ask ELi (questions from readers that we answer)
  • East Lansing Public Library
  • Caring for Each Other (food banks, community etc.)
  • Parks & Rec (parks, Parks & Rec Commission, trails)
  • Infrastructure (pipes, sewers, gas lines, roads)
  • FOIA (stories that use documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act)
  • Annual Report (updates from the publisher)
  • Transportation (buses, trains, cars, roads, pedestrian issues)
  • Human Interest (focuses in-depth on a specific person, often a feel-good story)
  • Evergreen Properties (DDA’s properties on Evergreen Ave. in downtown East Lansing)
  • Seniors (related to senior citizens, usually people 55+)
  • Local businesses (businesses in EL, particularly those that are locally owned, not chains like Meijer, etc.)
  • Support ELi (related to fundraising)
  • Trash and Recycling (garbage pick-up, lawn waste, recycling center) 
  • Parking (parking tickets, parking lots, parking fees)
  • Community Disparities (disparities based on race, age, class, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, and more)
  • DDA (Downtown Development Authority meetings, decisions, etc.)
  • Vaccines (information on Covid-19 Vaccines)
  • Public Health (in process of implementation, related to Covid, other diseases, community problems that affect health outcomes)
  • Elections
  • Environment (trees, gardens, waste, our physical environment, environmentalism)
  • Development (real estate development, projects like Center City, construction)
  • Schools (primarily ELPS but MSU when we cover it)
  • Sports (sports, but also including physical activity like running, biking, etc.)
  • Arts and Culture
  • East Lansing at Home (houses, gardens, the people who live in them)

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