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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.

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.

Editorial: Students need better representation in City Council

We may not be able to stop the College Avenue wall now, but students must be heard at City Hall.

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.

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

In Print: Parking cost increases proposed for downtown Columbia

By Ruth Serven | Sept. 10, 2014

Changes include longer hours and higher rates.

Columbia trash program being redesigned

By Shannon Sankey | Sept. 9, 2014

The program is being redesigned due to budget shortfall.

Commission proposes adding meters to downtown handicapped parking

By Marilyn Haigh | Sept. 2, 2014

New meter technology allows them to comply with ADA standards.

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.

MSA and City Council work to increase pedestrian safety on College Ave

In Print: MSA and City Council work to increase pedestrian safety on College Ave

By Joseph Fafinski | June 3, 2014

Two new High-Intensity Activated crosswalk beacons and a fenced, stone-stamped median will be added to College Avenue. The roadwork is set to be completed by the summer of 2015.

In Print: Second agreement proposed for The Opus Group

By Maggie Stanwood | April 30, 2014

The new agreement will go to City Council.

In Print: City Council members receive stipend

By Maggie Stanwood | April 23, 2014

A plan suggested three years ago is now taking effect.

Council tables marijuana ordinance

By Kayla Goldfarb | April 8, 2014

Councilmembers opted to suspend the vote to allow for referrals from advisory commissions and boards.

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.

In Print: Rezoning sparks student housing concerns

By Kayla Goldfarb | March 5, 2014

The zoning proposal would allow residents in two-family units to construct and rent out other dwellings on their properties.

In Print: New student housing development plans face utility issues

By Kayla Goldfarb and Maggie Stanwood | Feb. 26, 2014

Plans for a West Campus development moved forward despite the TIF defeat.

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.

Columbia City Council likely to rescind original Providence Road plans

In Print: Columbia City Council likely to rescind original Providence Road plans

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | April 12, 2013

The original plan could have affected traffic by Greek houses.

In Print: City Council devotes more funds to airport terminal improvements

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | April 5, 2013

Funds from six accounts will transfer nearly $1.2 million to fund terminal improvements.

City Council to hire consultant for possible airport expansion

In Print: City Council to hire consultant for possible airport expansion

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | March 8, 2013

The Chamber of Commerce submitted a report detailing a project to improve the airport.

In Print: Nauser beats Burns by 55 votes in race for Fifth Ward seat

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | Feb. 8, 2013

In a three-way race, Laura Nauser won the Fifth Ward seat on City Council.

Special election for Fifth Ward City Council seat to take place Feb. 5

In Print: Special election for Fifth Ward City Council seat to take place Feb. 5

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | Feb. 1, 2013

Former councilwoman Helen Anthony vacated the position Nov. 30.

Columbia City Council moves to end roll cart pilot program

In Print: Columbia City Council moves to end roll cart pilot program

By Scott Delhommer | Nov. 6, 2012

The program was initially approved in September.

Columbia City Council discusses funding for American Airlines flights

In Print: Columbia City Council discusses funding for American Airlines flights

By Scott Delhommer | Oct. 16, 2012

The city guaranteed American Airlines $3 million in revenue in a two-year period.

In Print: Tiger Town proposal approved by Columbia City Council

By Adam Lowe | June 22, 2012

The location and open-container policy for the pregame tailgating event were both unanimously approved.

In Print: Luxury student housing set to replace mobile home park

By Molly Duffy | Nov. 29, 2011

Student governments are not in favor of the luxury student housing that will replace the Regency mobile home park.