Tag: Columbia 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."

Karl Skala and Ian Thomas re-elected to city council

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

Law student starts petition to preserve historic downtown

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

'Repeal 6214' sues the city

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

Uber begins operating in Columbia under new regulations

After solving conflicts with city through new regulations, Uber finally begins to operate legally in Columbia.

Proposed demolition moratorium of Shakespeare’s pizza rejected

“We may or may not lose some historic property,” Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala said.

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.”

CPD to enforce sidewalk rules to ensure resident safety

The rules will help pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists feel more safe, according to the CPD.

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

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

Senate resolution to endorse Phillips dismissed

During full senate, the MSA adviser Farouk Aregbe also spoke out against the resolution.

Sophomore Jake Loft runs for First Ward in City Council election

Columbia City Council elections for First Ward will be held April 7.

Another MU student to enter First Ward elections

"I hope that this will lead to the city taking us more seriously," Phillips said. "We aren't just temporary citizens. We can vote, and we will vote when we care about things."

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.

City Council passes Uber regulations

Uber officials say the new regulations may reduce the number of potential drivers.

City Council may ban most plastic grocery bags

The proposal would fine stores for using single-use plastic bags.

Move that Bus successful, buses moved from Hitt Street to Tiger Plaza

MSA’s Campus and Community Relations Committee worked with university and city officials to make taking a shuttle safer for pedestrians

Tobacco 21 deserves swift repeal

The new law is unlikely to stop many from smoking, but sure to hurt local businesses.

Uber’s arrival in Columbia stirs up controversy, backlash from city

City Council is planning to debate transportation regulations at its Feb. 2 meeting.