Tag: City Council

Most Influential Students: Andrew Hutchinson reflects on city council campaign and One Mic

The Columbia native felt it was his responsibility to create change in the community.

City council approves community policing resolution

The new initiative tasks a “diverse stakeholder group” with changing CPD culture to be more engaged with citizens, especially minorities.

In City Council run, senior Andrew Hutchinson focuses on students

Hutchinson highlights affordable housing and student voter turnout as central parts of his campaign.

The Briefing: MU student and professor file for City Council

Task force tackles downtown parking

Task force staff representative Leah Christian: “There are a lot of conflicts on the task force, I think, a lot of divergent perspectives and not a lot of agreement on where we want to go."

Yearlong street closures to make way for new housing

The city will not charge the developer, Catalyst Design Works, to close portions of Elm, Fifth and Sixth streets.

How the housing freeze will affect developments near MU

The administrative delay on approving building permits near campus will be in effect until Dec. 1.

Karl Skala and Ian Thomas re-elected to city council

Skala and Thomas won with 57 and 66 percent of the votes, respectively.

Treece elected mayor, Skala and Thomas stay in council

Issues of concern cited by the candidates were public safety, infrastructure and downtown development.

City Council candidates talk about expanding student housing

Three City Council candidates express their opinion and future plans in face of increasing student housing in Columbia.

Law student starts petition to preserve historic downtown

The petition, which would create new zoning ordinances, has gained over 2,000 signatures to date.

Land for 10-story student housing complex approved

City Council voted to approve the consolidation of two lots into one for the complex.

Fraternities request sprinkler deadline extension

Fraternities Sigma Nu and Delta Tau Delta ask for an extension beyond the March 2016 deadline in order to build a new house.

'Repeal 6214' sues the city

The group is fighting downtown development using funds from tomato sales and weekend car washes.

While crime rates haven’t increased in recent years, students deserve to feel safe.

Although MUPD’s statement on the recent burst of Clery reports is accurate, not all is said and done.

New CID intends to improve neglected Business Loop

Residents worry CID will improve Business Loop district at expense of surrounding neighborhoods.

Ruffin excited to advocate for First Ward from the inside

“It’s the same work I’ve always done, but now I’m on the other side of the table,” Ruffin said. “I’ll have a more complete vision and understanding of how decisions are made.”

First, Second and Sixth Ward elections bring fresh faces to City Council

Rev. Clyde Ruffin took the First Ward with 327 votes.

Plastic bag ban off the table, for now

The debate pits convenience and practicality against environmental concerns.

Crowded City Council race focuses on development, police

The election will be held in April.