Live coverage: East Lansing Housing Comm...
Brian Wheeler: 
Good evening! We'll soon have coverage from the East Lansing Housing Commission. Reporter Lauren Gibbons wil be tweeting updates, and we hope to pick up more from people who are at the meeting or who have thoughts to share. We look forward to sharing updates tonight on what is happening.
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:00 Brian Wheeler
Live coverage of East Lansing Housing Commission is starting. Commission considering allowing some rentals in overlay districts. #ELHousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:02 mlive_lansing
Brian Wheeler: 
Less than an hour ago, East Lansing Mayor Pro Tem Nathan Triplett shared some of his thoughts about the proposal before the commission. The following are some of his thoughts, shared via Twitter.
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:12 Brian Wheeler
MT @NathanTriplett: Housing Commission has identified challenges, like vacant properties & economic hardships from down market #ELHousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:13 mlive_lansing
MT @NathanTriplett: Those challenges are real, but the solution Commission proposed lacks community support. It had shortcomings. #ELHousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:14 mlive_lansing
MT @NathanTriplett: Based on those facts, I will be recommending that Housing Commission ask Council to withdraw Ord 1288. #ELHousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:15 mlive_lansing
MT @NathanTriplett: The issues the Commission raised are real and important, but the proposed solution just isn't a good fit. #ELHousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:15 mlive_lansing
Brian Wheeler: 
Here are two tweets offering a different perspective, from earlier today:
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:23 Brian Wheeler
Good sized crowd at EL Housing Commission tonight to talk about proposed housing code changes #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:23 LaurenMGibbons
MT @david_shane: If your renters really do cause trouble ... they're breaking other laws, and can be confronted on those grounds. #ELHousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:24 mlive_lansing
At the #ELHousing meeting. Ordinance 1288 not up for discussion yet. #wilx
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:26 ShannonWILX
Discussion on rental license exemption about to begin #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:30 LaurenMGibbons
@NathanTriplett: "I don’t discount importance or reality of issues you’re trying to address …" #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:35 LaurenMGibbons
... but I think for a solution to really work, it needs broad and deep community support. That doesn’t exist for this proposal." #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:36 LaurenMGibbons
Housing Commssion Chair Leo Sell: No hidden agenda, just trying to fix observed issues in community #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:42 LaurenMGibbons
Sell asks commenters to address housing issues in community, suggest better ideas than proposed ordinance #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:44 LaurenMGibbons
"The role of government is not to answer all people’s problems." - Don Power #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:53 LaurenMGibbons
Sell reiterates the housing commission's intent is not to get rid of overlay districts. #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 7:58 LaurenMGibbons
So far, all speakers have been from Pinecrest neighborhood. #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 8:01 LaurenMGibbons
Woop, just lost a follower — apparently someone's not interested in #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 8:02 LaurenMGibbons
Bailey Community Association recommends commission meet face to face with residents if they want support from community #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 8:13 LaurenMGibbons
#ELhousing discussion still going. Residents had a lot to say about this.
Thursday January 24, 2013 8:34 LaurenMGibbons
Best quote. "If you open the door of the hothouse, all the delicate flowers that are growing are going to be zapped." #ELhousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 8:40 LaurenMGibbons
@LaurenMGibbons Your #ELhousing discussion is just too real.
Thursday January 24, 2013 9:01 zajareich
East Lansing Housing Commission hearing continues. Follow live updates at MLive Lansing. #ELHousing
Thursday January 24, 2013 9:01 mlive_lansing
Thursday January 24, 2013 9:04 LaurenMGibbons
#ELhousing commission moves to recommend EL council drop the ordinance.
Thursday January 24, 2013 9:14 LaurenMGibbons
Check @mlive_lansing later for a full story! #ELhousing, out.
Thursday January 24, 2013 9:17 LaurenMGibbons
Full story to come. RT @LaurenMGibbons: #ELhousing commission moves to recommend EL council drop the ordinance.
Thursday January 24, 2013 9:26 mlive_lansing
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