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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Motorists Advised of Upcoming Harrison Road Closure

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Harrison Road, between Northlawn Avenue and Saginaw Street, will be closed beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23 to remove the abandoned water services from the old Glencairn Elementary School.During this...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

City of East Lansing Recognizes National Voter Registration Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In honor of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 22, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office is encouraging East Lansing citizens to register to vote or verify their current voter registration is up to d...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, ther...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Roadway Repair on M.A.C. Avenue Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that a roadway repair is scheduled to take place on M.A.C. Avenue, between Grand River Avenue and Albert Avenue, on Saturday, Sept. 19.During this time, there will be moving lane closures at various lo...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Artist Application for 58th Annual East Lansing Art Festival Now Open

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The artist application for the 58th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF), which will take place on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 in downtown East Lansing, is now available.Artist and emerging artist applications fo...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, ther...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

ELPRA Announces Preliminary Re-Opening Plan for ELHCC

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Pursuant to Executive Orders 2020-175 and 2020-176 from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts (ELPRA) has announced its preliminary plan to partially re-open the East Lansing Hanna...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, ther...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

City of East Lansing Launches Small Business Relief Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has launched a Small Business Relief Program that focuses on job retention throughout the East Lansing community.East Lansing businesses with income-eligible employees can apply to receive up to $10...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

City Offices Closed Monday, Sept. 7 in Observance of Labor Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day.The following offices/buildings will be closed: East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing 54B District Court and the East Lansing Departm...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Washtenaw County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Releases Findings on ELPD Case

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Wednesday, Sept. 2, the City of East Lansing received a report from the Washtenaw County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney regarding a use of force case involving an East Lansing police officer.The arrest took place on ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

East Lansing 54B District Court Launches Virtual Counter to Increase Public Access

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing 54B District Court is excited to announce the implementation of its new Virtual Counter.The Virtual Counter operates as a live chat session and is offered in addition to the court’s phone, email a...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

ELPD Searching for 81-Year-Old Missing Person

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UPDATE: Mr. Murray has been located.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department is currently working to locate 81-year-old Octavious Nathaniel Murray.Murray is an African American male and is approximately 5’11” ...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

CORRECTION NOTICE: Please note that the East Lansing City Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3 will take place at 6 p.m. (initially posted as 7 p.m.). It has been corrected in the text below. 

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the Ci...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

City of East Lansing Welcomes Spartans, Encourages Off-Campus Safety this Fall

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As the community welcomes back a considerable number of student residents this August, the City of East Lansing is reaching out proactively to encourage off-campus safety during the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-1...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

MLK Commission, ELPL to Show Two Films at Cooley Law School Stadium this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan and the East Lansing Public Library are excited to be showing two films this week at Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave.An encore showing of the document...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

UPDATE (8/25/20): Please note that an additional special meeting of the East Lansing City Council was scheduled for this week. The City Council will meet electronically on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. for the purposes of selecting the top attorney firm app...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Outdoor Gatherings Restricted to No More Than 25 People in Some Parts of East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — No more than 25 people may gather outdoors in parts of East Lansing, including the downtown area, per an emergency order issued today by Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. The order, effective immediately and remai...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, ther...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Motorists Advised of Upcoming Abbot Road Closure

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As a part of the current Park District Planning Area project, motorists are advised that a road construction project is scheduled to take place on Abbot Road, from Grand River Avenue to just north of Albert Avenue, beginnin...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2020

15-Minute Grace Period to Begin Aug. 17 in Downtown East Lansing’s Gated Parking Facilities

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A 15-minute grace period will begin on Monday, Aug. 17 in downtown East Lansing’s gated parking facilities.The grace period is for parking customers who enter and exit the gated parking facilities within 15 minute...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Open-Air Dining Area to Close Tomorrow, Aug. 12, Albert Avenue to Re-Open to Traffic

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing community members and businesses are advised that the Open-Air Dining Area, located along Albert Avenue in downtown East Lansing, will be closing tomorrow, Aug. 12.East Lansing Department of Public Works crews ...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

City of East Lansing Launches Emergency Rental & Mortgage Assistance Program

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UPDATE (9/16/20): East Lansing City Council has amended this program to increase the financial support to up to $5,000.EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to provide emergency support to income-eligible East Lansing residents experiencing financi...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, the...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Masks Required Indoors, Outside in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Today, East Lansing Mayor Aaron Stephens declared a City State of Emergency and issued a new order requiring that masks be worn in all outdoor public spaces within the boundaries of the East Lansing Downtown Development Aut...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

MLK Commission, ELPL to Show “John Lewis: Good Trouble” on State Capitol Lawn

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In honor of Congressman John Lewis and the 55th Anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan and the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) will be showing the d...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Update on Abbot Road Construction

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that the road construction project on Abbot Road, from Burcham Drive to just south of Elizabeth Street, will resume on Wednesday, Aug. 5.The roadway, including the Abbot-Burcham intersection, will be c...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings will continue to either be canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, the...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2020

East Lansing City Council Appoints Two New Councilmembers

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At a special, electronic meeting that took place this morning, the East Lansing City Council appointed Dana Watson and Ron Bacon to serve as East Lansing’s two new Councilmembers. It is expected that they will be ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Motorists Advised of Upcoming Abbot Road Closure

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that a road construction project is scheduled to take place on Abbot Road, from Burcham Drive to just south of Elizabeth Street, from approximately Friday, July 31 to Saturday, Aug. 15.During the vario...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

East Lansing City Council Honors 2020 Crystal Awards Recipients

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Four recipients were honored by the East Lansing City Council yesterday at the 2020 Crystal Awards ceremony, which was livestreamed and can still be viewed on the City of East Lansing’s Facebook and YouTube pages:...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

East Lansing City Council Special Meetings to be Held this Week to Fill Two Council Vacancies

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A series of four special meetings of the East Lansing City Council will take place electronically this week for the purposes of filling two vacant seats on the City Council.The application for the Council vacancies closed a...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Motorists Advised of Abbot Road Closure Tomorrow, July 25

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Abbot Road will be closed to traffic between Grand River Avenue and Albert Avenue tomorrow, July 25 from approximately 7 a.m.-noon.Posted detours will be in place. Community members can contact th...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Request for Qualifications/Proposals Released for City Attorney Services

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) has been released for contracted city attorney services.The East Lansing City Council is seeking services that encompass the traditional scope of work, including legal counsel,...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

East Lansing City Clerk Provides Reminders, Key Dates for State Primary Election

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With the August 4, 2020 State Primary Election just around the corner, East Lansing voters are encouraged to take note of the following key dates and election reminders.

  • East Lansing voters are reminded that they have the ri...
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News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Community Invited to a Facilitated Panel and Discussion on the Americans with Disabilities Act

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the East Lansing Human Relations Commission (HRC) will be hosting a webinar titled “30 Years After the ADA – How Are w...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

30-Minute Grace Period Extended Through Aug. 15 in Downtown East Lansing’s Gated Parking Facilities

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 30-minute grace period, previously approved by the East Lansing City Council through the end of July, will continue to be offered at all gated parking facilities in downtown East Lansing through Aug. 15.The grace period...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Community Invited to Watch Livestream of 2020 Crystal Awards

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to watch a livestream of the 2020 Crystal Awards on Wednesday, July 29 at 5 p.m. on the City of East Lansing’s Facebook and YouTube pages: https://www.facebook.com/cityofeastlansing a...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

East Lansing City Council Seeks Applicants to Fill Council Vacancies, Application Now Available

UPDATE (7/27/20 at 5 p.m.): The application is now closed.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Council is currently seeking eligible applicants to fill two vacant seats on the City Council.The application is available online at www.cityof...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Request for Qualifications/Proposals Released for BRA Municipal Advising Services

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) has been released for a qualified municipal advisor to represent and advise the East Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA).The selected municipal advisor will repres...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2020

RFQ/P Deadline Extended for DDA, BRA Legal Services

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The deadline has been extended to 1 p.m. EST on August 4, 2020 for the Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) for qualified legal services to represent the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and East La...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings will either be canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings during the month of July due to the COVID-19 crisis.Cu...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

City of East Lansing 2019 Income Tax Filing Deadline is July 31, 2020

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Taxpayers are reminded that the filing deadline for the City of East Lansing 2019 income tax is July 31, 2020.East Lansing income taxpayers include individuals (who live and/or work in East Lansing) trusts and estates, corp...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Update Following Last Night’s East Lansing City Council Meeting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In response to the 3-2 vote to end the city attorney’s contract effective October 1, 2020 and the resignation of two East Lansing City Councilmembers at last night’s East Lansing City Council meeting, th...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

East Lansing’s Drop-Off Recycling Site to Re-Open Tomorrow, July 15

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing residents are advised that the City of East Lansing’s drop-off recycling site, 1800 E. State Road, is slated to re-open to the public tomorrow, July 15 at 10 a.m.In preparation for the re-opening, the...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

City of East Lansing Launches New Online Payment Option for Yard Waste, Bulk Item Stickers

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing residents are advised that they can now make online payments for City of East Lansing-issued yard waste and bulk item collection stickers at https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/curbsidesupplies.This new payment o...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Update on City of East Lansing Facility Closures, Re-Opening Status

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised of the following updates regarding the City of East Lansing’s existing facility closures.

  • While the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) originally had a tentative re-opening d...
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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically Next Week

UPDATE (7/14/20): Please note that a special meeting of the East Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) was scheduled after this release was sent. The BRA will meet electronically on Wednesday, July 15 at 12 p.m. Additional details are available...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Motorists Advised of Burcham Drive Closure Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Burcham Drive and the adjacent sidewalks will be closed to traffic between Hagadorn Road and Lexington Avenue beginning Monday, July 13.The road closure will be in place for approximately one week...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Traveling Muralist Lauren Asta to Begin Center City Mural this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Traveling muralist and artist Lauren Asta is scheduled to begin working on the Center City Mural this week in downtown East Lansing.Beginning on Tuesday, July 7, Asta will be working onsite to create the public art mural in...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings will either be canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings during the month of July due to the COVID-19 crisis. C...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

City of East Lansing Offices to be Closed Friday, July 3 for Fourth of July Holiday

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that City of East Lansing offices will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.East Lansing City Hall and the East Lansing 54B District Court will be closed to the ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Update on 2020 Play in the Park, Moonlight Film Festival and Summer Concert Series

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the City of East Lansing has made the difficult decision to cancel the community events planned for this summer. Community members are advised that the 2020 Play in the Park, Moonlig...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Nicole McPherson Promoted to Deputy Director of East Lansing Department of Public Works

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas is pleased to announce the promotion of East Lansing Engineering Administrator Nicole McPherson to the position of Deputy Director of the East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Plans Submitted for MSUFCU Branch and Innovation Office Space

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has received plans from Neumann/Smith Architecture, on behalf of Michigan State Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU), for the proposed MSUFCU Branch and Innovation Office Space in downtown East Lansing. Th...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings will either be canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings during the months of June and July due to the COVID-19...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Community Members Advised of Change in Hours of Operation at Open-Air Dining Area

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the closing time of the Open-Air Dining Area along downtown East Lansing’s Albert Avenue has changed from 10 p.m. to 9 p.m. New, daily hours for the area are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Patro...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Transition to 30-Minute Grace Period for Parking in Downtown's Gated Facilities this July

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Free, two-hour parking will continue to be offered in downtown East Lansing’s gated parking facilities through the end of June and will transition to a 30-minute grace period in July. Additionally, free parking wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Updates on Trowbridge Road and Forest Road Projects

Please see updates below in bold in this previously sent press release.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) has provided an update on the ongoing Trowbridge Road construction project and the upcoming Forest Roa...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Request for Qualifications/Proposals Released for DDA, BRA Legal Services

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) has been released for qualified legal services to represent the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and East Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA).The ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

ELPD Investigates Exchange of Gunfire Over the Weekend

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is currently investigating an exchange of gunfire that happened over the weekend in an East Lansing neighborhood.ELPD officers responded to a call of two individuals in vehicles exc...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings will either be canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings through the end of June due to the COVID-19 crisis.Cur...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Paving of Trowbridge Road to Begin this Saturday, June 20

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that paving is scheduled to begin on Trowbridge Road, between Harrison Road and Arbor Drive, on Saturday, June 20 and will continue through next week.The work is weather-dependent, so the schedule coul...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Manager Announces City of East Lansing’s First Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Administrator

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas announced today the selection of Elaine Hardy to serve as the City of East Lansing’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Administrator.This new position was created to co...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Motorists Advised of Burcham Drive Closure Next Week

UPDATE (6/19/20): Motorists are also advised that the Burcham Drive construction originally scheduled to take place next week between Hagadorn Road and Lexington Avenue has been temporarily postponed while demolition of Marble Elementary School is complet...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Releases Request for Qualifications/Proposals for Marketing of City-Owned Property

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) for the marketing and selling of the City of East Lansing’s approximately 26.83 acres of mostly vacant and unimproved land (unimproved except for two billboards) at t...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

East Lansing City Clerk Seeks Paid Election Workers

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster is seeking civic-minded, qualified citizens to serve as paid election workers during the August 4, 2020 State Primary Election and the November 3, 2020 State General Election.&ld...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

ELFD Lifts Suspension on Recreational Fires in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Residents are advised that the East Lansing Fire Department (ELFD) has lifted the temporary suspension on recreational fires in the East Lansing community.While the issuance of fire permits has resumed, ELFD asks that commu...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings will either be canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings through the end of June due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, there a...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival to Host Virtual, Livestream Event June 19 and June 20

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Despite the cancellation of the in-person 2020 Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) due to the COVID-19 crisis, the City of East Lansing and SSJF Advisory Board have planned a virtual, livestream event, which will take plac...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

East Lansing to Perform Fire Hydrant Flow Tests on June 15

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing will be conducting fire hydrant flow tests on Monday, June 15. The tests are being conducted in various parts of the City to collect data for input into a water system model to ensure the reliabilit...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Motorists Advised of Albert Avenue Closure in Downtown East Lansing for Open-Air Dining Area

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With the opening of downtown East Lansing’s first Open-Air Dining Area yesterday, motorists are advised that Albert Avenue will be closed to traffic from east of the Albert Avenue Garage entrance to M.A.C. Avenue ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2020

East Lansing City Council Approves New Measures to Support Economic Recovery Efforts for Restaurants

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At last night’s East Lansing City Council meeting, two agenda items were approved to further support economic recovery efforts for restaurants during the temporary occupancy limitations currently in place as a res...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2020

East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts Provides Updates on Re-opening of Park Amenities

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As the City of East Lansing continues to progress toward further phases of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, City officials have decided to re-open certain outdoor parks and recreation amenities sooner than previously an...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

City Manager Issues Statement Regarding the National Conversation on Racial Inequality

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas has issued the following statement regarding the national conversation on racial inequality:“We categorically and unequivocally denounce racism, injustice and discriminatio...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Coolidge Road Work to Extend Through Tuesday, June 9

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the Coolidge Road work, between Abbey Road and Coleman Road, that was originally scheduled to be completed on Monday, June 8 at 8 p.m. will now extend into Tuesday, June 9. The work on Tue...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

East Lansing City Hall, East Lansing 54B District Court to Re-Open to the Public on Monday, June 15

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road, and the East Lansing 54B District Court, 101 Linden St., are slated to re-open to the public on Monday, June 15.While Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has sign...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

City Manager Requests Use of Force Review by Ingham County Prosecutor

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas has issued the following statement regarding a complaint of excessive force stemming from an arrest made by the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) on December 28, 2019:“...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Portion of Abbot Road to be Closed to Traffic for Underground Infrastructure Work

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Beginning on Tuesday, June 9, underground infrastructure work will require the closure of both lanes of northbound and southbound Abbot Road, between Grand River Avenue and the alley behind the 100/200 block of E. Grand Riv...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Coolidge Road to Be Closed June 4 and June 8

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that Coolidge Road, between Abbey Road and Coleman Road, will be closed today, June 4 until 8 p.m. and Monday, June 8 from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.During this time, construction crews will be placing soil...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings will either be canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings through the end of June due to the continued COVID-19 crisis.Currently...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2020

City of East Lansing Participating in Unemployment Insurance Agency Work Share Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing announced today that it will be enrolling employees in the State of Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency Work Share Program to help address the financial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Lake Lansing Road Closure Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As part of the ongoing Lake Lansing Road project, lane restrictions will be in place at the Lake Lansing-Harrison intersection and Lake Lansing Road will be closed east of Harrison Road to Abbot Road beginning the morning o...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2020

City Leadership Issues Statements in Response to Peaceful Protest Planned for Today

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of a peaceful protest planned for today in East Lansing, City of East Lansing leadership has issued the following statements:“Like everyone, I was disgusted and angered by the murder of Mr. George Floyd c...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Grant Application for East Lansing DDA Business Relief Program Now Open

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has approved a second round of $2,500 Business Relief Program (BRP) grants for DDA businesses that are suffering financial hardship due as a result of the novel coronavi...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

East Lansing City Council Issues Statement in Support of Peaceful Protest

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Council has issued the following statement in response to the peaceful protest currently underway in East Lansing:“More than 800 people have walked from Lansing to East Lansing to protest pol...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Customer Guidelines and Vendors Announced for 2020 East Lansing Farmers Market Season

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM) is scheduled to open for its 2020 season on Sunday, June 7. The market will be open June 7-Oct. 25 on Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.In light of the...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Trowbridge Road and Forest Road Construction Projects to Begin Soon

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that construction projects on Trowbridge Road and Forest Road will begin soon. Details about each project are provided below:Trowbridge RoadConstruction on Trowbridge Road will begin Wednesday,...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

City of East Lansing’s Local State of Emergency Extended through Friday, June 12

UPDATE (6/2/20): Yesterday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110 to rescind the Safer at Home Order and move Michigan to Phase Four of the MI Safe Start Plan. The City of East Lansing plans to issue an update early next week regarding Cit...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Lake Lansing Road Closure to Begin Friday, May 29

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As part of the Lake Lansing Road project, eastbound and westbound Lake Lansing Road, between West Road and Coolidge Road, will be closed beginning Friday, May 29 at 9 a.m. and will remain closed through Sunday, May 31.Durin...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Application for Second Round of DDA Business Relief Program Grants to Open Next Tuesday, June 2

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to provide support to additional businesses suffering financial hardship as a result of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has approved a second ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Application Now Online for Study Committee on an Independent Police Oversight Commission

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Last night, the East Lansing City Council passed a resolution to establish a Study Committee on an Independent Police Oversight Commission.The mission of the Study Committee will be to review best practices based on nationa...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Free Two-Hour Parking Offered in all Gated Facilities in Downtown East Lansing this June

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has been offering free parking in all gated facilities in downtown East Lansing since mid-March and will be transitioning to free two-hour parking beginning June 1, 2020.Beginning this June, the par...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — While the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings have been canceled through the end of May, a limited number of special meetings will be scheduled to take place electronically as nee...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

East Lansing DMB Seeks Business Partners for MEDC Match on Main Grant Application

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) is considering applying for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)’s Match on Main - COVID-19 Response Program for businesses located in the DMB bound...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

City of East Lansing to Provide Third Round of No-Fee Yard Waste Collection this June

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Residents are advised that the City of East Lansing will be offering a third round of no-fee yard waste collection this June to meet the continuing needs of the community.Bulk item collection will continue to be suspended u...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Portion of Kalamazoo Street Currently Closed Due to Flooding

Road Closure Update (5/22/20): The water has receded enough to re-open Kalamazoo Street to motorists. Thank you for your patience.EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that Kalamazoo Street, between Marigold Avenue and Clippert Str...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

N. Harrison Road and Lake Lansing Road Projects to Begin Soon

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that construction projects on N. Harrison Road and Lake Lansing Road will begin soon. Details about each project are provided below:N. Harrison RoadAsphalt milling and filling on N. Harrison Ro...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

E. Grand River Avenue Sidewalk Project to Begin Monday, May 18

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that construction to replace the concrete sidewalk at the east and west ends of the 100/200 block of E. Grand River Avenue will begin Monday, May 18, weather permitting. The project will take p...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — While the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings have been canceled through the end of May, a limited number of special meetings will be scheduled to take place electronically as nee...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Traveling Muralist Lauren Asta to Create Center City Mural in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Council, with support from the East Lansing Arts Commission and East Lansing Art Selection Panel, have approved entering into a partnership with HB BM East Lansing LLC (HB BM) to bring traveling murali...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

ELPD Use of Force Videos Released

UPDATE (6/5/20): East Lansing City Manager Requests Use of Force Review by Ingham County Prosecutor

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Body-worn and in-car camera footage from an arrest made by the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) on December 28, 2019 is...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts Provides COVID-19 Updates

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA) is announcing several upcoming virtual and continued offerings for community members as well as extended closures ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — While the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings have been canceled through the end of May, a limited number of special meetings will be scheduled to take place electronically as nee...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

City of East Lansing Office Closures, Local State of Emergency Extended through Friday, May 29

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, City of East Lansing offices will remain temporarily closed to the pu...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Virtual East Lansing Art Festival to Take Place on Saturday, May 16

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Despite the cancellation of the in-person 57th annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) due to the COVID-19 crisis,  ELAF staff have planned a Virtual ELAF, which will take place on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m.- 6 ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Grant Application for East Lansing DDA Business Relief Program Closes Tonight

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The grant application for the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) Business Relief Program (BRP) will close tonight at 11:59 p.m.The DDA has allocated $250,000 in discretionary funds to launch the B...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

DDA to Hold Special Meeting and Public Hearing Electronically on Thursday, May 14

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Pursuant to Executive Orders 2020-33 and 2020-48 from the Governor of the State of Michigan, a special meeting of the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will be held electronically on Thursday, May 14 at noon...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

East Lansing City Council to Hold Special Meeting Electronically on Tuesday, May 12

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Pursuant to Executive Orders 2020-33 and 2020-48 from the Governor of the State of Michigan, a special meeting of the East Lansing City Council will be held electronically on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. due to the presence of...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

City of East Lansing Waives Business License and Entertainment License Fees During COVID-19 Crisis

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to assist businesses that are suffering financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis, the East Lansing City Council approved a resolution during its virtual meeting on Thursday, April 30 to amend the City of E...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Opening Day of the East Lansing Farmers Market is Sunday, June 7

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are encouraged to mark their calendars for opening day of the East Lansing Farmers Market’s (ELFM) 2020 season, which will be taking place as originally scheduled on Sunday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-2...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Grant Application for East Lansing DDA Business Relief Program Now Open

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has allocated $250,000 in discretionary funds to launch a Business Relief Program (BRP) for DDA businesses that are suffering financial hardship as a result of the novel...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Michigan State Police Completes Review of ELPD Use of Force

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State Police (MSP) has completed its review of the use of force employed by officers with the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) during two separate arrests on December 28, 2019 and February 9, 2020.The case...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

East Lansing Downtown Development Authority Allocates $250,000 for Business Relief Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has allocated $250,000 in discretionary funds to launch a Business Relief Program (BRP) for DDA businesses that are suffering financial hardship as a result of the novel...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Special Meeting of the DDA to be Held Electronically this Thursday, April 30

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Pursuant to Executive Orders 2020-33 and 2020-48 from the Governor of the State of Michigan, a special meeting of the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority will be held electronically this Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

City of East Lansing Spring Yard Waste and Bulk Item Collection Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Residents are advised that some additional adjustments have been made to the City of East Lansing’s yard waste and bulk item curbside collection programs in an effort to continue to meet the needs of the community...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

East Lansing’s Local State of Emergency, City Office Closures Extended through Friday, May 15

UPDATE (5/1/20): At yesterday’s East Lansing City Council meeting, Council authorized East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier to extend the City of East Lansing’s local state of emergency through May 31, 2020 if needed. Following the meeting, Ma...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

East Lansing City Council to Hold Special Meeting Electronically this Thursday, April 30

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Pursuant to Executive Orders 2020-33 and 2020-48 from the Governor of the State of Michigan, a special meeting of the East Lansing City Council will be held electronically this Thursday, April 30 at 9 a.m. due to the presen...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Lane Closures for Infrastructure Restructure Project to Begin Wednesday, April 22

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the eastbound and westbound right lanes of Michigan Avenue, between Kensington Avenue and the City’s western limits, will be closed beginning Wednesday, April 22 as part of the o...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Scooters Deployed in East Lansing, City Urges Riders to Take Precautions

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of the recent deployment of electric scooters in East Lansing, City of East Lansing officials are urging riders who choose to use them to take necessary precautions to help protect themselves and others from the no...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Special Meeting of the DDA to be Held Electronically this Thursday, April 23

EAST LANSING, Mich. — While the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings have been canceled for the month of April, select special meetings will be scheduled to take place electronically throughout the rema...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Advisory Board Cancels the 2020 Festival

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At its meeting on Wednesday, April 15, City of East Lansing staff members and the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) Advisory Board made the decision to cancel the 2020 SSJF due to the COVID-19 crisis. The festival was or...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — While the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings have been canceled for the month of April, select special meetings will be scheduled to take place electronically throughout the rema...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

City of East Lansing Spring Yard Waste Collection Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order clarifies that yard waste collection is an essential service, and, with that in mind, the City of East Lansing’s spr...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Portion of Harrison Road to be Closed Beginning Wednesday, April 15

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Harrison Road, between Grand River Avenue and Michigan Avenue, will be closed to through traffic beginning Wednesday, April 15 to allow for the replacement of catch basins leads at the Harrison-Oak and Harrison-Huntington i...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

ELAF Organizers Work to Bring Virtual Festival Offerings to Community

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to share that despite the cancellation of the in-person 57th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) due to the COVID-19 crisis, festival staff are working to provide virtual festival off...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Update on Construction in the City of East Lansing During COVID-19 Crisis

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing staff have been working with the contractors associated with the ongoing and upcoming public infrastructure projects within the City of East Lansing to determine which projects can continue with safety ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Permits for Open Burning, Recreational Fires Suspended in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing residents are advised that permits for open burning have been suspended across the State of Michigan in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order.In addition to the susp...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

East Lansing’s Local State of Emergency and City Office Closures Extended

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier has extended the City of East Lansing’s local state of emergency through Thursday, April 30 at 11:59 p.m. in light of the federal government’s extension of the guidelines to...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Cities of Lansing and East Lansing Provide Additional Support to Homeless During COVID-19 Crisis

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of Lansing and the City of East Lansing today announced that they both will provide funding to Holy Cross Services, Advent House Ministries, Haven House and other local charities to help support their regional work...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Race Data for ELPD Officer-Initiated Contacts Released

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At the request of the East Lansing City Council, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has gathered race data on officer-initiated contacts.Officer-initiated contacts include any interaction or enforcement taken by an o...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

LEAP to Administer Grants to Small Businesses in the Tri-County Region Impacted by COVID-19

UPDATE: The application is now available at www.purelansing.com/businessrelief.EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), through a partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is administering ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

City Strives to Support East Lansing Businesses, Business Survey Currently Available

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In addition to working to keep the community safe and supported during the COVID-19 pandemic, City of East Lansing staff are also focusing their efforts on supporting businesses in the East Lansing community.City staff is c...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City of East Lansing Temporarily Closes Playground Equipment, Some Park Amenities

EAST LANSING, Mich. — To help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), City of East Lansing officials are temporarily closing the City’s playground equipment and some park amenities until further notice.Clos...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier Extends Local State of Emergency Through April 13

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order, East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier has extended her local state of emergency declaration through Monday, April 13 at 1...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City of East Lansing Extends Filing Deadline for Income Tax Forms to July 31

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The IRS has pushed back the Federal tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020. As a result, the City of East Lansing will also be extending its filing deadline. The new filing deadline for 2019 City of East Lansing income tax fo...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

East Lansing City Council Unanimously Approves an Extension of the Mayor’s Local State of Emergency

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At a special meeting held today, March 20, the East Lansing City Council unanimously approved an extension of the declaration of a local state of emergency made by East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier on Friday, March 13 in respon...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

East Lansing Police Chief Larry Sparkes Retires After 33 Years of Dedicated Service

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Police Chief Lawrence (Larry) Sparkes has retired from the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) after 33 years of dedicated service. His last day with ELPD was March 15, 2020.Chief Sparkes began his employment...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of East Lansing Publishes Local State of Emergency Continuity of Operations Plan

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has published a Local State of Emergency Continuity of Operations Plan for community members.The plan outlines the services that will and will not be maintained during the local state of emergency d...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

ICHD Issues Emergency Order Reducing Legal Occupancy at Licensed Food Service Establishments by Half

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It was announced today, March 15 that the legal occupancy load at licensed food service establishments will be reduced by 50 percent by order of the Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) effective March 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

East Lansing Mayor Declares Local State of Emergency in Response to Novel Coronavirus 2019

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of the growing number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Michigan, East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier has declared a local state of emergency in the City of East Lansing.In the...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

ELPD Sends Pending Internal Investigation of Alleged Excessive Force to Michigan State Police

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has forwarded a pending internal investigation of alleged excessive force during an arrest that was made in December 2019 to the Michigan State Police (MSP) for review and a potenti...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

East Lansing City Clerk Provides Primary Election Voter Turnout Statistics

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of several requests from media, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office is providing the following voter turnout statistics related to yesterday’s Presidential Primary Election in East Lansing.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Human Relations Commission’s Coffee & Conversation Series Continues with Gender Edition

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Human Relations Commission’s (HRC) Coffee & Conversation series continues with a Gender Edition on Wednesday, March 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Foster Coffee Company, 196 Albert Ave. The series provid...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

East Lansing Public Library to Host 9th Annual Books, Bites and Bids

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Public Library will host its annual fundraising event; Books, Bites, and Bids; on Friday, April 17 from 5:30-9 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.Each year the library hosts this premier event to celebrat...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Free Overnight Parking Offered at Specific Downtown East Lansing Locations on Saint Patrick’s Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to encourage safe rides home on Saint Patrick’s Day, the City of East Lansing’s Parking Division has partnered with the East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) to provide free overnight...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

ELPD Case Report and Video Footage from Internal Investigation Now Online

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has published the case report and video footage from its internal investigation into an allegation of excessive force on the City’s website: https://www.cityofeastlansing....

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

East Lansing City Clerk’s Offices Provides Information on How to Spoil an AV Ballot

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of a candidate dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office is advising East Lansing voters of their options for spoiling and re-voting their absentee voter (AV) ballot...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

ELPD Releases Findings of Internal Investigation at Public Meeting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At a special public meeting held today, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) walked East Lansing City Councilmembers and members of the public through the findings of its internal investigation into an allegation of ex...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

City Council Special Meeting to be Held for ELPD Internal Investigation Presentation

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A special meeting of the East Lansing City Council will take place on Thursday, Feb. 27 to provide a public review of the findings of the East Lansing Police Department’s (ELPD) internal investigation into an alle...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Two Proposals Received for DDA-Owned Properties on Evergreen Avenue

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Two proposals have been submitted in response to a Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) for the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) properties at 314, 328, 334, 340 and 344 Evergreen Ave. T...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage Supports New Northern Tier Trail Wayfinding Signs

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Northern Tier Trail will soon be home to new wayfinding signage thanks to funding support from the Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage.Millage funds will cover the cost and installation of new 1/4-mile markers, direc...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

East Lansing Public Library to Participate in Literacy Celebration

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) will celebrate early childhood literacy at a free, special event on Sunday, March 15 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.The event, organized b...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Community Invited to Art Exhibition Opening Featuring Native American Artist Keith Secola Jr.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Arts Commission has partnered with the MSU College of Arts & Letters and the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design to bring Native American artist Keith Secola Jr. (Mino Mashkiki Wish Kang) and...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Statement Issued Regarding ELPD Allegation

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Police Chief Larry Sparkes has issued the statement below regarding an allegation of police misconduct during an incident that occurred last weekend.“The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has proa...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

City Offices Closed Monday, Feb. 17 in Observance of Presidents’ Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices and facilities, with the exception of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.Offices and facilities that will be clos...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Human Relations Commission’s Coffee & Conversation Series Continues with Census Edition

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In partnership with the East Lansing Census 2020 Complete Count Committee, the East Lansing Human Relations Commission’s (HRC) Coffee & Conversation series will continue with a Census Edition on Wednesday, Feb...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Replacement Absent Voter Ballots for 145 Voters in Precinct 17 to be Sent Out this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — This week, replacement absent voter (AV) ballots will be sent out to 145 voters in Precinct 17 that reside in the East Lansing and Lansing school districts.Precinct 17 covers the area of East Lansing located in Clinton Coun...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Civil Rights Activist Joanne Bland to Visit ELHCC on Tuesday, Feb. 11

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Civil rights activist Joanne Bland will visit the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road, on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. for a program titled, “An Evening with Joanne Bland.”This spe...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

East Lansing City Council to Discuss Deer Cull Program at Tuesday, Feb. 11 Meeting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the East Lansing City Council will be discussing if the City of East Lansing should move forward with an annual deer cull program (in lieu of placing an advisory question on an election ba...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

East Lansing City Clerk’s Office to Offer Extended Hours Leading Up to Election

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to engage more voters in the community, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office, 410 Abbot Road, will have extended hours leading up to the March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election to register voters...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

White Park Trail Extension and Natural Features Enhancement Project to Begin Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the White Park Trail Extension and Natural Features Enhancement Project is expected to begin the first week in February and the parking lot on Lake Lansing Road will be closed for the dura...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Robbery, CSC Suspect Arraigned Over the Weekend

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The suspect arrested in connection to the alleged armed robbery and sexual assaults that took place at an East Lansing apartment complex last Friday, Jan. 24 was arraigned over the weekend.Lamont James Rodgers, a 24-year-ol...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

ELPD Investigating Early Morning Armed Robbery, Sexual Assault

UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection to this case.EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Friday, Jan. 24 just after 6 a.m., East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery and sexual assault at an apartmen...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Bring “Robin Hood” to the Stage

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will bring “Robin Hood” to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) stage, 819 Abbot Road, Feb. 7-9 and Feb. 14-16.Friday shows will take pla...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

City of East Lansing Launches Priority Based Budgeting Community-Facing Data Dashboard

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Following several months of implementation, the City of East Lansing has launched its Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) community-facing data dashboard: https://openpbbdata.net/EastLansing/.The dashboard provides community mem...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Single Lane Closure on Mt. Hope Road for Storm Sewer Replacement

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Michigan State University will have a single lane closure in place on Mt. Hope Road from Jan. 22-Feb. 3 to replace a section of the 12-inch storm sewer located under the roadway.The single lane cl...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Council Approves Change to City’s Dog Leash Ordinance, ELPD to Increase Enforcement

EAST LANSING, Mich. — During last night’s East Lansing City Council meeting, City Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 1481, which no longer permits the use of electronic dog leashes in the East Lansing community. The newly appro...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

East Lansing 54B District Court to be Closed Jan. 23-24 for Physical Case Inventory

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin has announced that the East Lansing 54B District Court will be closed to the public on Thursday, Jan. 23 and Friday, Jan. 24. The court will be conducting a ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

ELPD Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) hosted its annual awards ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 15 to recognize the outstanding achievements of ELPD officers and civilians in 2019.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

City Offices to be Closed Monday, Jan. 20 in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices and facilities, with the exception of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Offices and facilities that will be cl...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

MLK Commission Prepares for 2020 Day of Celebration

UPDATE (1/17/20): Andrew Aydin, an award-winning author and top aide to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, will be the featured speaker at the 2020 MLK Day of Celebration.  A New York Times bestselling author, Aydin is the creator/co-author of the three-volum...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Prime Time Seniors’ Program to Host Free Showing of “Screenagers” Documentary

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As part of its commitment to intergenerational programming, the East Lansing Prime Time Seniors’ Program and its sponsors and partners will host a free showing of the award-winning documentary, “Screenag...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

RFQ/P Released for Marketing of City-Owned Property at Coleman and West Roads

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) has been released for the marketing of the City of East Lansing’s 26.83 acres of mostly vacant and unimproved land (unimproved except for two billboards) at the south...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Special Check Presentation for MLK Commission to Take Place Friday, Jan. 17

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media are invited to a special check presentation for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.Cinnai...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2020

City of East Lansing Issues Winter Storm Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are continuing to closely monitor the winter storm as it moves through the mid-Michigan region overnight.While City officials have decided that an emergency weather declaration will not be mad...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2020

City of East Lansing Issues Winter Storm Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials and crews are continuing to closely monitor and respond to today’s winter storm as it moves through the mid-Michigan region.East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) crews worked...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

City of East Lansing’s Winter Weather Closures and Cancellations

UPDATE (1/11/20): The decision has been made to close the East Lansing Hannah Community Center for the remainder of the day on Saturday, Jan. 11.  

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are encouraged to take note of the City of East L...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Residents Encouraged to be Prepared for this Weekend’s Winter Storm

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With a significant winter storm expected to make its way to Michigan this weekend, East Lansing residents are encouraged to be prepared for the potential of power outages, dangerous travel conditions and downed power lines ...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

MLK Commission’s MLK Holiday Art Contest Unveiling to Take Place Tuesday, Jan. 14

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media and community are invited to a special event hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan next week.The MLK Commission, in partnership with Delta Dental of Michigan and the Eli &a...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

East Lansing Children’s Concert Series to Feature Live Music on Three Saturdays this February

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Children’s Concert Series returns this February, featuring three Saturdays of live musical entertainment for children of all ages. The concerts are free and open to all.The concerts will take plac...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2020

City of East Lansing Seeks Nominations for 2020 Crystal Awards

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking nominations for the 2020 Crystal Awards – an annual event hosted by the East Lansing City Council that serves to honor individuals, businesses, professionals, nonprofi...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Community Program of Support for Congressman John Lewis to Take Place Tomorrow, Jan. 7

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan, Michigan legislators and regional ecumenical leaders are calling the community together to offer support for Congressman John Lewis, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 p...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2019

East Lansing City Clerk Seeks Election Inspectors

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster is seeking civic-minded, qualified citizens to work as paid election inspectors during the Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.“As we are entering the 202...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Congressman John Lewis to Serve as Keynote Speaker at 35th Annual Day of Celebration

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Tickets are now available for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan’s 35th Annual Day of Celebration, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Council Approves Price Reduction for City Yard Waste Bags/Stickers, Sale of Bags to be Discontinued

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At last night’s East Lansing City Council meeting, changes to the City of East Lansing’s fee schedule were approved that will result in a price reduction for City yard waste bags and stickers purchased b...

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