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In light of a peaceful protest planned for today in East Lansing, City of East Lansing leadership has issued the following statements:
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 coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.
The East Lansing City Council has issued a statement in response to the peaceful protest currently underway in East Lansing.
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.
Community members are advised that construction projects on Trowbridge Road and Forest Road will begin soon.
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.
In an effort to provide support to additional businesses suffering financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority has approved a second round of Business Relief Program grants.
Last night, the East Lansing City Council passed a resolution to establish a Study Committee on an Independent Police Oversight Commission.
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.
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 needed due to the continued COVID-19 crisis.
In light of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order, City of East Lansing offices will remain temporarily closed to the public through at least Friday, May 29, with a tentative re-opening date of Monday, June 1.
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 boundary.
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.
Community members are advised that Kalamazoo Street, between Marigold Avenue and Clippert Street, is currently closed to traffic due to water over the roadway. The Red Cedar River has reached the Minor Flood Stage.
Community members are advised that construction projects on N. Harrison Road and Lake Lansing Road will begin soon.
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.
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 needed due to continued COVID-19 crisis.
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 to bring traveling muralist Lauren Asta to East Lansing.
The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority has awarded 57 businesses with Business Relief Program grants through the first round of the DDA BRP.
Body-worn and in-car camera footage from an arrest made by the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) on December 28, 2019 is now being released to the public.