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

April 30, 2020 - 9:35pm
The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority has allocated $250,000 in discretionary funds to launch a Business Relief Program for DDA businesses that are suffering financial hardship as a result of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

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

April 28, 2020 - 2:30pm
Pursuant to Executive Orders 2020-33 and 2020-48 from the Governor of the State of Michigan, a special meeting of the Downtown Development Authority will be held electronically this Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m.

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

April 28, 2020 - 12:56pm
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.

East Lansing’s City Office Closures Extended through Friday, May 15

April 27, 2020 - 5:43pm
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 public through at least Friday, May 15.

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

April 27, 2020 - 10:56am
A special meeting of the East Lansing City Council will be held electronically this Thursday, April 30 at 9 a.m. due to the presence of the coronavirus in the community.

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

April 22, 2020 - 11:34am
The IRS has pushed back the Federal tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020. As a result, the City of East will also be extending its filing deadline.

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

April 21, 2020 - 4:05pm
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 ongoing Infrastructure Restructure project.

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

April 21, 2020 - 3:14pm
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 novel coronavirus disease 2019.

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

April 21, 2020 - 2:36pm
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 remainder of the month.

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

April 20, 2020 - 1:57pm
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 slow the spread of COVID-19 through April 30.

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Advisory Board Cancels the 2020 Festival

April 20, 2020 - 11:20am
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.

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically this Week

April 14, 2020 - 1:45pm
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 remainder of the month.

City of East Lansing Spring Yard Waste Collection Update

April 13, 2020 - 4:02pm
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 spring yard waste collection will begin next week.

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

April 13, 2020 - 12:27pm
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 intersections.

ELAF Organizers Work to Bring Virtual Festival Offerings to Community

April 10, 2020 - 5:05pm
The City of East Lansing is excited to share that despite the cancellation of the in-person 57th Annual East Lansing Art Festival due to the COVID-19 crisis, festival staff are working to provide virtual festival offerings between now and Saturday, May 16

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

April 7, 2020 - 5:24pm
City of East Lansing staff have been working with the contractors associated with the ongoing and upcoming public infrastructure projects within the City to determine which projects can continue with safety precautions in place.

Permits for Open Burning, Recreational Fires Suspended in East Lansing

April 7, 2020 - 11:47am
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.

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

April 3, 2020 - 3:27pm
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 slow the spread of COVID-19 through April 30.

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

April 2, 2020 - 11:02am
The City of Lansing and the City of East Lansing today announced that they will provide funding to Holy Cross Services, Advent House Ministries, Haven House and other local charities to help support the homeless population during the COVID-19 crisis.

Race Data for ELPD Officer-Initiated Contacts Released

April 1, 2020 - 10:59am
At the request of the East Lansing City Council, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has gathered race data on officer-initiated contacts.

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