Mark Meadows

Dana Watson, Aaron Stephens and Ron Bacon photo
Courtesy photo / City of East Lansing

Earlier this summer, two members of the East Lansing city council abruptly resigned during a meeting, when they lost a 3-to-2 vote to terminate the city attorney’s contract. The application process that followed resulted in two historic appointments for the city, marking the first time people of color comprised a majority on the council.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talked with Dana Watson and Ron Bacon about joining the council.

East Lansing city hall sign photo
WKAR file photo

A list of 23 applicants for two vacancies on the East Lansing city council has been narrowed down to 13 people who will be interviewed.


Two members of the East Lansing city council, including the mayor, have resigned over the termination of the city attorney.


Newcomers made the biggest gains on both the Lansing and East Lansing City Council's with Brandon Betz ousting incumbent Jody Washington. And, Lisa Babcock and Jessy Gregg knocking off Eric Altmann in East Lansing.
Amanda Pinckney, WKAR

Two incumbents were ousted from the Lansing and East Lansing City Councils in Tuesday’s election. The upsets were part of a trend of progressive and anti-establishment newcomers, unseating well-financed and widely recognized incumbents. WKAR’s Abigail Censky talked to Lansing State Journal Reporter Sarah Lehr about the results. Below are highlights of their conversation. 


East Lansing
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

On the February 18, 2019 edition of Monday with the Mayor, East Lansing mayor Mark Meadows talked about how the construction of ten and 14-story buildings are changing the city.


Current State for Jan. 26-27, 2019

Jan 25, 2019

A chat with the new Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice; A look back at lame duck sessions; Why pregnancies are problematic for many black women; Michigan leading the way in new DNA software; East Lansing mayor Mark Meadows and new music from MSU graduate & 'The Voice' finalist Joshua Davis.


EL Council Puts Income Tax On August Ballot

May 15, 2018
East Lansing city hall sign photo
WKAR file photo

East Lansing City Council voted unanimously Monday night to put income tax on the August 7 ballot in hopes of relieving some of the city’s financial strain.

The City of East Lansing is in about $200 million dollars in debt- a shortfall blamed on state revenue sharing cuts and growing obligations to retirees.
 

Bob Trezise addresses the crowd.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

The rain didn’t stop a sizable crowd from gathering outside in downtown East Lansing today to celebrate the progress being made on the Center City project. WKAR’s Katie Cook reports.


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

East Lansing mayor Mark Meadows joined WKAR's Brooke Allen on Monday, March 5 for the "Mondays with the Mayor" segment.