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City Council passes Tobacco 21

By Hailey Stolze | Dec. 16, 2014

The bill passed 6-1.

COMO Connect adjusts schedules and stops

In Print: COMO Connect adjusts schedules and stops

By Ruth Serven | Nov. 5, 2014

The change was implemented Nov. 3.

In Print: Chadwick under fire for dissenting vote on marijuana ordinance

By Elana Williams | Oct. 29, 2014

The proposed ordinance failed 4-3 during a City Council meeting Oct. 20.

In Print: Columbia hires new economic development director

By Ruth Serven | Oct. 29, 2014

She will begin her position in January.

In Print: City Council votes ‘no’ on Columbia marijuana ordinance

By Ruth Serven | Oct. 22, 2014

“I think the proper way to do this is at the state level,” Mayor Bob McDavid said.

In Print: Housing report outlines future of student housing in Columbia

By Maggie Stanwood | Oct. 22, 2014

In fall 2013, there was an oversupply of 902 beds.

On Campus: MSA passes resolution regarding bus ordinance, confirms SJC chair

Posted to On Campus by Waverly Colville on Oct. 9, 2014 at 7:44 p.m.

The Missouri Student Students Association Senate passed Resolution 54-06 on Oct. 8 to express student opinion against Columbia Ordinance 21390, section 14-180, which mandates that only city buses can drive and park in front of the MU Student Center during class hours. The resolution will be presented to the Campus ...

In Print: Same-sex spouses to be recognized in city retirement plans

By Hannah Black | Oct. 8, 2014

Council voted Sept. 15 to recognize same-sex spouses as beneficiaries.

Columbia City Council approves two percent raise for employees

By John Herrick | Oct. 8, 2014

It’s the first pay increase for city employees since the recession.

In Print: MSA takes stance on city bus ordinance

By Waverly Colville | Oct. 7, 2014 | Updated Oct. 8, 2014 at 10:16 a.m.

Next week, at the request of Ward, all parties involved will have a meeting to create a university-wide stance.

In Print: Renovations to hopefully improve East Campus issues

By Ruth Serven | Oct. 1, 2014

The proposals include a barrier and disabled accessible crosswalks.

City considers raising legal age for tobacco

In Print: City considers raising legal age for tobacco

By Hailey Stolze | Sept. 24, 2014

As a college town, the new rule could majorly affect Columbia.

Funding local charities considered in city budget

By Jennifer Prohov | Sept. 23, 2014

The application process will close in November.

Making city streets safer for pedestrians

By Ruth Serven | Sept. 23, 2014

Planned changes will have “significant safety impacts."

‘Protest Opus’ vows to block expensive student housing

In Print: ‘Protest Opus’ vows to block expensive student housing

By Paige Lalain | Sept. 17, 2014

Volunteers have twice gathered adequate signatures to force a vote on the project.

In Print: City budget plan to include spending cuts, increased rates

By Paige Lalain | Sept. 17, 2014

The budget is currently in the negative.

City to expand solar fields despite mayor’s dissent

In Print: City to expand solar fields despite mayor’s dissent

By Ruth Serven | Sept. 17, 2014

The panels would add to an already existing collection

Editorial: Absurd bus ordinance only revs up trouble

City Council’s failure to seek and consider outside input has resulted in another ruckus.

City council repeals Opus project

By Ruth Serven | Aug. 27, 2014

The project has been debated for several months now.

In Print: Petition circulates to repeal new Opus development agreement

By Maggie Stanwood | June 4, 2014

City Council approved a development with Opus for a student complex downtown, 5-1.

In Print: Second agreement proposed for The Opus Group

By Maggie Stanwood | April 30, 2014

The new agreement will go to City Council.

Council approval sends food trucks to city streets

By Claire Boston | April 22, 2014

The new regulations for mobile food service designate new areas of operation.

Student housing coming downtown after agreements with the city

By Maggie Stanwood | March 24, 2014

The developers will fund infrastructure improvements near their sites.

In Print: Columbia considers decriminalizing marijuana cultivation

By Jessica Karins | March 19, 2014

As Columbia considers decriminalizing marijuana cultivation, advocates see it as a step toward eliminating what they see as a social injustice. An amendment to city code, which was introduced at Monday night’s City Council meeting, would allow Columbia residents to possess up to six marijuana plants without the penalty ...

Housing developments debated at city council

By Claire Boston | March 18, 2014

Some residents worried the council was rushing toward a decision.

City considers options to fund downtown infrastructure repairs

By Maggie Stanwood | March 12, 2014

Student housing proposals could be on track for August 2015 development.

Council approves CoMO Connect bus network

By Kayla Goldfarb | Feb. 19, 2014

The city will replace the current orbital pulse busing system with expanded routes set to be completed by summer 2014.

Plan to construct luxury housing in rezoned property struck down by Columbia City Council

By Kayla Goldfarb | Feb. 5, 2014

Housing developers Park 7 had planned to build a new off-campus housing facility for students.

Council approves Clark Lane proposal for pedestrian walkways

By Kayla Goldfarb | Jan. 22, 2014

The road improvements along Clark Lane are set to be completed in 2014.

City Council hears requests to change cannabis laws

In Print: City Council hears requests to change cannabis laws

By Kayla Goldfarb | Nov. 6, 2013

Residents spoke out at the last City Council meeting to ask members to consider relaxing city ordinances on the drug.

Continued debate ends in unanimous City Council vote in favor of fluoridation

By Kayla Goldfarb | Nov. 5, 2013

The city will persist in adding controlled amounts of fluoride to the water supply for dental health benefits.

Council defeats plan to build CVS pharmacy

By Kayla Goldfarb | Oct. 22, 2013

The proposed plan was tabled following citizen opposition.

Council expresses support of walking shoulder

By Kayla Goldfarb | Oct. 8, 2013

A walking shoulder along Clark Lane to provide non-motorized access would be built in the next construction season.

City Council approves Parkside Estates proposal

In Print: City Council approves Parkside Estates proposal

By Kayla Goldfarb | Sept. 17, 2013

The council only approved the proposal after amending the percentage of impervious surface land allowed.

In Print: City Council approves compressed natural gas fueling station contract

By Kayla Goldfarb | Sept. 4, 2013

The council approved the contract in a 4-3 vote.

Downtown Leadership Council, Historical Preservation Commission object to rezoning request

By Alyssa Nielsen | Sept. 2, 2013

The rezoning request has been tabled to be presented until the Sept. 5 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

City council, CPD tackle increase in violent crime

In Print: City council, CPD tackle increase in violent crime

By Joe Clougher | Aug. 21, 2013

From January to June, uniform crime reporting statistics show 274 reported violent incidents.

Columbia Parks and Recreation Department plans to propose updated Master Plan

By Mark Kim | July 30, 2013

Updates include new trick bike area and BMX track.

Columbia City Council approves another housing complex, The Residences, for construction

By Joe Clougher | July 9, 2013

The apartments are slated to open August 2015.

Columbia public safety satisfaction is less than national average

In Print: Columbia public safety satisfaction is less than national average

By Jennifer Beatty | July 7, 2013

Analytics show the highest concentration of incidents involving the police occurred between Fifth and Hitt streets from Ash to Locust streets.

Skala proposes new method for funding road maintenance

In Print: Skala proposes new method for funding road maintenance

By Katherine Fallon | July 7, 2013

The proposal would have developers pay for the amount of traffic their site generates during peak hours.

City Council and CPD divided over crime prevention, statistics

By Jennifer Beatty | June 27, 2013

Police chief suggested a curfew, but only the mayor also supported it.

City Council defeats demolition moratorium

In Print: City Council defeats demolition moratorium

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | Jan. 25, 2013

The moratorium would have given the council a chance to investigate C-2 zoning regulations.

In Print: Columbia Board of Health subcommittee discusses fluoridation of drinking water

By Alyssa Nielsen | Jan. 25, 2013

Fluoridation and fluorosis are concerns among Columbia citizens.

City, State and Nation : Area businessman reaches out to jumpstart Tiger Town

Posted to City, State and Nation by Matthew Flores on Sept. 3, 2012 at 4:28 p.m.

Andrew Ouart, a Columbia resident and his company, Game Day Entertainment, LLC, has formally offered to finance the currently shelved Tiger Town project, according to City documents. Tiger Town is a downtown festival that was planned to be held before MU's home football games on Sept. 8 against Georgia ...

Council tables proposed collection plan

In Print: Council tables proposed collection plan

By Katie Pohlman | Aug. 24, 2012

The council will wait to decide to switch to a rolling cart system of trash collection.

In Print: Citizen proposes solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions

By Scott Delhommer | Aug. 21, 2012

Columbia’s emissions increased by 4.6 percent from 2000 to 2010.

Increased lodging tax proposed to fund new airport terminal

By Sam Rourke | Jan. 17, 2012

If approved, the current tax would increase from 4 to 7 percent.

In Print: Aspen Heights development to begin construction in Columbia

By Katie Yaeger | Dec. 2, 2011

The luxury housing development will replace the Regency mobile home park.

City Council votes to extend eviction notices for tenants

In Print: City Council votes to extend eviction notices for tenants

By Sam Rourke | Nov. 8, 2011

The council also discussed pension funding for firefighters and police officers.

In Print: Parking Garage, ‘gateway to arts district’ coming to Walnut and Broadway

By Daniel Shapiro | Oct. 7, 2011

New parking garage meant to help stimulate economic and cultural growth.

City council moves ahead with plans for new parking garage

In Print: City council moves ahead with plans for new parking garage

By Sam Rourke | Oct. 4, 2011

The garage will cost approximately $9 million.

In Print: Citizens Police Review Board meeting sparks debate

By Kelsey Maffett | Aug. 26, 2011

Several residents spoke in favor of making police policy more accessible.

In Print: Matthes’ city budget to affect MU, reshape Columbia Transit

By Caroline Bauman | Aug. 23, 2011

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes’ proposed budget will be voted on prior to Oct. 1 and includes cuts to Columbia Transit.

In Print: MSA passes resolution opposing parking meter increase

By Amanda Capua | May 6, 2011

Paid parking meter hours might be extended four hours.

Council considers expanding, increasing parking rates

In Print: Council considers expanding, increasing parking rates

By Nichole Ballard | April 19, 2011

City Council members approved a pilot program restricting taxi pickups downtown.

Editorial: City Council out of touch with needs, wants

Last night marked the first time the new Columbia City Council members met, and saying they aren't off to a good start is being generous. Several measures were discussed, including a proposal to increase parking rates and a new "no-taxi pickup" pilot program. Both of which, we find outrageous ...

City, State and Nation : Schmidt, Anthony win, Prop 1 and 2 both pass

Posted to City, State and Nation by Steven Dickherber on April 5, 2011 at 9:03 p.m.

The count is in: Fred Schmidt won the First Ward race with 60.06 percent of the vote. Mitch Richards finished with 23.52 percent, Darrell Foster had 4.9 percent and Pam Forbes carried 11.51 percent of the final vote. Helen Anthony won the Fifth Ward race with ...

City, State and Nation : Schmidt will win, Anthony pulls ahead

Posted to City, State and Nation by Steven Dickherber on April 5, 2011 at 8:56 p.m.

With 6 of 7 precincts counted, Fred Schmidt looks like a guarantee to win the First Ward seat with 54.05 percent of the vote. Mitch Richards carries the second largest with 23.75 percent of the vote. Helen Anthony has pulled farther ahead of Glen Ehrhardt in the Fifth ...

City, State and Nation : Schmidt, Anthony still lead, more precincts counted

Posted to City, State and Nation by Steven Dickherber on April 5, 2011 at 8:42 p.m.

With three of seven precincts now counted, Fred Schmidt leads the First Ward race with 55.81 percent of the vote. Mitch Richards has closed the gap somewhat with 25.84 percent of the vote. Helen Anthony still narrowly leads Glen Ehrhardt by approximately 5 percent of the vote with ...

City, State and Nation : Schmidt ahead in early polls

Posted to City, State and Nation by Steven Dickherber on April 5, 2011 at 8:27 p.m.

With 0 precincts reporting, Fred Schmidt has an early lead in the First Ward with 61.29 percent of the votes counted thus far. Mitch Richards has 16.13 percent, Darrell Foster has 12.90 percent and Pam Forbes has 9.68 percent. Helen Anthony is narrowly leading Glen Ehrhardt ...

In Print: Tuesday's city elections: What you need to know

By Steven Dickherber | April 5, 2011

The polls will close at 7 p.m. tonight.

City Council focuses on SWAT, parking garage debate

In Print: City Council focuses on SWAT, parking garage debate

By Nichole Ballard | April 5, 2011

$27,000 in forfeited funds will be allocated to Columbia SWAT for tactical equipment.

Editorial: Vote 'Yes' to Prop 1 and 2; Endorsement lies with Richards, Anthony

Tuesday’s elections in Columbia offer registered voters in Boone County a variety of issues to consider for our city. The two propositions and two ward elections provide an opportunity to support a better future for Columbia. Here are our endorsements on the items on Tuesday’s ballot. Prop 1 ...

City Council names Matthes as new city manager

In Print: City Council names Matthes as new city manager

By Nichole Ballard | March 22, 2011

Mike Matthes replaces retiring city manager Bill Watkins.

City, State and Nation : Mike Matthes announced new Columbia city manager

Posted to City, State and Nation by Steven Dickherber on March 21, 2011 at 6:07 p.m.

Mayor Bob McDavid announced Mike Matthes as the new city manager for Columbia today. Matthes was the assistant city manager and chief information officer in Des Moines, Iowa prior to coming to Columbia. The reasoning behind choosing Matthes will be given during the City Council's regular meeting tonight at ...

In Print: Four candidates vie for city manager role

By Nichole Ballard | March 18, 2011

The three-day interview process begins Friday.

In their words: Fifth Ward candidate Helen Anthony

In Print: In their words: Fifth Ward candidate Helen Anthony

By Kate Grumke | March 4, 2011

Helen Anthony is one of the two candidates running to represent the Fifth Ward in the Columbia City Council. The Maneater sat down with Anthony to talk about her goals to improve the city. The Maneater: What's your background and have you ever held any elected positions before? Helen ...

Council discusses new apartment complex, honors officers

In Print: Council discusses new apartment complex, honors officers

By Nichole Ballard | Feb. 22, 2011

The Grove is a student-living apartment complex offering two-to-four-bedroom apartments.

Council approves parking fine hike, downtown apartments

In Print: Council approves parking fine hike, downtown apartments

By Nichole Ballard | Feb. 8, 2011

Minimum parking meter fines will increase in Columbia from $5 to $10.

In Their Words: First Ward Candidate Mitch Richards

In Print: In Their Words: First Ward Candidate Mitch Richards

By Lauren Bale | Jan. 28, 2011

As part of the continuing series covering potential First Ward Council members.

In Their Words: Pam Forbes

In Print: In Their Words: Pam Forbes

By Kate Grumke | Jan. 25, 2011

A part of a continuing series on Columbia’s First Ward election

Million dollar decisions face city council candidates

In Print: Million dollar decisions face city council candidates

By Nichole Ballard | Jan. 25, 2011

"We have a broken system," CPD Chief Ken Burton said of Columbia's record system.

In Print: Four candidates vie for First Ward seat

By Kate Grumke | Jan. 21, 2011

The First Ward contains parts of MU and downtown Columbia.

Council votes to enforce three tenants rule in rental properties

By Nichole Ballard | Jan. 19, 2011

City code states no more than three unrelated tenants may live in a single family property.

City, State and Nation : Streetlights to be installed on Forum Boulevard

Posted to City, State and Nation by Steven Dickherber on Jan. 3, 2011 at 12:55 p.m.

The Columbia City Council approved installation of streetlights on Forum Boulevard at the request of area residents. The new streetlights are designed to provide greater visibility to intersections at night. The lights will be installed at the intersections of Forum Boulevard and Crossings Drive, Canterbury Drive, Doral Drive, Woodrail Avenue ...

In their words: Frederick Schmidt

In Print: In their words: Frederick Schmidt

By Steven Dickherber | Dec. 10, 2010

Schmidt sat down to speak with The Maneater about his goals as he runs for First Ward Councilman, a position that represents a part of MU's campus on the City Council.

In Print: Council discusses parks, new bus color schemes

By Jade Earle | Dec. 7, 2010

The new busses will be painted black and gold with a tiger tail on the back.

City Council addresses SWAT search warrants

In Print: City Council addresses SWAT search warrants

By Steven Dickherber | Nov. 16, 2010

The council voted to contract Affion Public to search for its next City Manager.

In Print: Consulting firm to help select next city manager

By Steven Dickherber | Nov. 9, 2010

City Manager Bill Watkins will retire in March.

City Council discusses transportation, art

In Print: City Council discusses transportation, art

By Steven Dickherber | Nov. 2, 2010

Discussion included restricting large trucks on a local scenic route.

City honors Bond for Senate service

In Print: City honors Bond for Senate service

By Steven Dickherber | Oct. 19, 2010

U.S. Sen. Kit Bond is retiring after 26 years as a senator.

Council votes to change SWAT policy process

In Print: Council votes to change SWAT policy process

By Steven Dickherber | Oct. 5, 2010

Columbia Police will have to approve changes with the council and city manager.

Details on College Ave. medians emerge

In Print: Details on College Ave. medians emerge

By Abigail Geiger | Oct. 1, 2010

The project will be partially paid for by the state.

In Print: City Council approves city budget, College Ave. crosswalks

By Steven Dickherber | Sept. 21, 2010

Members also heard a report on downtown safety cameras.

Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010): Council passes closed campus, police review board changes

Posted to Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010) by Steven Dickherber on Sept. 20, 2010 at 9:10 p.m.

The City Council just voted unanimously to pass all consent agenda items. This included the proposed ordinance which will restrict traffic on Rollins Street between Hitt Street and Maryland Avenue by making it part of the “Closed Campus” zone while MU classes are in session. Also in the consent agenda ...

Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010): Council passes city budget unanimously

Posted to Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010) by Steven Dickherber on Sept. 20, 2010 at 7:56 p.m.

The council has just voted unanimously to approve the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2011. Immediately afterwards, the council voted unanimously to approve rate increases for sewage, water, electric and solid waste retrieval. The budget gives direction to $384,000,000 of the public’s money. Mayor Bob McDavid addressed ...

Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010): Council pre-meeting: Burton reports on cameras

Posted to Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010) by Steven Dickherber on Sept. 20, 2010 at 7:24 p.m.

Tonight's meeting includes the final decision on the budget for Fiscal Year 2011 as well as a report over the feasibility of security cameras that may be installed downtown. Changes by the Citizens Review Police Board over complaints of police misconduct will also be finalized. Before the actual meeting ...

Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010): Columbia City Council Meeting: Sept. 20

Posted to Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010) by Wes Duplantier on Sept. 20, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

The Columbia City Council meeting has just begun. On the agenda tonight is passage of the final city budget, changes to the police complaint process and approval of funding for medians on College Avenue. Follow all of it live here on The Maneater.

In Print: Police complaint process under City Council review

By Kelsey Maffett | Sept. 17, 2010

The proposed changes to the process offer CPD more options when receiving complaints.

In Print: TV task force sends City Council complaints

By Steve Cassidy | Sept. 14, 2010

The two companies provide most of the service in town.

Maryland Avenue becomes Tiger Avenue

In Print: Maryland Avenue becomes Tiger Avenue

By Casey Purcella | Sept. 10, 2010

The Alumni Association wanted a name with a stronger meaning for MU.

Council votes on utility hikes, Maryland Ave. name change

In Print: Council votes on utility hikes, Maryland Ave. name change

By Steve Cassidy | Sept. 10, 2010

Funding for the Citizens Police Review Board was also discussed.

McDavid on city budget: 'Show us some savings'

In Print: McDavid on city budget: 'Show us some savings'

By Steven Dickherber | Aug. 31, 2010

Proposals include cutting General Fund in half, reinstating firefighters.

In Print: Students’ status as complainants unknown under new ordinance

By Gregory Zajac | Aug. 27, 2010

A new ordinance limits who can file a complaint with the Citizens Police Review Board.

Council sends Taser ban proposal to ballot

In Print: Council sends Taser ban proposal to ballot

By Steven Dickherber | Aug. 24, 2010

The council also voted to restrict police complaints to county residents and family.

City Council sends Taser ban proposal to ballot

City Council sends Taser ban proposal to ballot

By Steven Dickherber | Aug. 17, 2010 | Updated Nov. 13, 2010 at 6:31 p.m.

The council also voted to restrict police review board complaints to Columbia residents and family.

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting: Council restricts review board complaints to Columbians, family

Posted to Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting by Steven Dickherber on Aug. 16, 2010 at 10:22 p.m.

The council has unanimously passed an ordinance limiting who can file a complaint with the Citizens Police Review Board. With the ordinance's passage, only the victim of police misconduct and their friends, family or attorneys who reside in Boone County can file complaints. After a controversial SWAT raid in ...

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting: Public speaks out on Taser ordinance

Posted to Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting by Steven Dickherber on Aug. 16, 2010 at 9:57 p.m.

Several people spoke out about an ordinance would ban Taser use by both private citizens as well as law enforcement. The ordinance was unanimously voted down moments ago by the Council and will be decided by voters during the Nov. 2 elections. People for a Taser-Free Columbia spokesman Ken Green ...

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting: Council to vote on budget at September meeting

Posted to Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting by Steven Dickherber on Aug. 16, 2010 at 9:12 p.m.

The Council has decided to wait to vote on the budget for Fiscal Year 2011 until mid-September. They voted unanimously to approve of the uses of a proposed sales tax and also voted to put it on the November ballot. The 1/8-cent tax has been in effect since 2005 ...

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting: Budget talks result in emotional requests for funding of social services

Posted to Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting by Steven Dickherber on Aug. 16, 2010 at 8:04 p.m.

The Council is currently hearing various groups within the community voice their opinions and recommendations for the budget in fiscal year 2011. Katherine Harris, chairwoman of the Commission on Cultural Affairs, said to the council that money given toward the arts, while some may question it, is nonetheless beneficial as ...

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting: City manager projects grim future for Columbia budget

Posted to Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting by Steven Dickherber on Aug. 16, 2010 at 7:05 p.m.

Columbia City Manager Bill Watkins has started his presentation on the city’s budget for fiscal year 2011. In his opening remarks Watkins said the budget for the next year is "truly a zero sum gain." Watkins recommended that the city use $3 million out of its $160 million reserve ...

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting: Budget, Tasers on City Council agenda

Posted to Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting by Steven Dickherber on Aug. 16, 2010 at 6:35 p.m.

The Columbia City Council meeting has just been called into session. Issues that will be covered tonight include the council’s decision on a ban of all tasers, stun guns, and other conducted electrical devices. If passed, the ordinance will make it a Class A misdemeanor for private citizens and ...

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting: Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting

Posted to Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting by Wes Duplantier on Aug. 16, 2010 at 4:41 p.m.

Follow our constant coverage of the Columbia City Council meeting Monday as the board votes on a proposed ban on Taser use, the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year and the renewal of a 1/8-cent sales tax for park repairs.

Students voice SWAT concerns to council

Students voice SWAT concerns to council

By Wes Duplantier | May 17, 2010

The council also voted to change laws regarding MIPs.

CPD to receive license plate scanners from Boone County Sheriff

In Print: CPD to receive license plate scanners from Boone County Sheriff

By Matthew Patane | May 4, 2010

The equipment automatically reads and stores license plates.

Council tables noise ordinance, talks downtown cameras

In Print: Council tables noise ordinance, talks downtown cameras

By Wes Duplantier | April 20, 2010

The council will reconsider the noise ordinance May 3.

McDavid, Kespohl and Dudley sworn into City Council

In Print: McDavid, Kespohl and Dudley sworn into City Council

By Wes Duplantier | April 13, 2010

The Chamber of Commerce backed all three members in their races.

Dudley, Kespohl elected to City Council

In Print: Dudley, Kespohl elected to City Council

By Tarah Benner | April 9, 2010

Points of focus include safety, cutting spending and creating jobs.

City Council passes resolution for Google Fiber

In Print: City Council passes resolution for Google Fiber

By Matthew Patane | March 16, 2010

Council hopes to push Columbia as technology capitol of the Midwest.

In Print: City Council delays vote on noise ordinance amendment

By Matthew Patane | Feb. 16, 2010

The amendment would create new standards for downtown.

In Print: Third Ward candidates discuss campaign platforms

By Pierce Courchaine | Jan. 29, 2010

Skala and Kespohl faced each other before in the 2007 election.

In Print: City reimbursed for Roots ‘N Blues expenses

By Will Guldin | July 6, 2009

A ticketed area was proposed to help pay for this year's event.

Columbia City Council rejects tax holiday, discusses pedestrian safety

In Print: Columbia City Council rejects tax holiday, discusses pedestrian safety

By Ryan Schmitz | Feb. 3, 2009

The council said the tax would not benefit the city's economy.