After voting unanimously in favor of a medical marijuana resolution, Columbia will begin lobbying with state legislators and supporting the New Approach Missouri initiative.
The Columbia native felt it was his responsibility to create change in the community.
The new initiative tasks a “diverse stakeholder group” with changing CPD culture to be more engaged with citizens, especially minorities.
Hutchinson highlights affordable housing and student voter turnout as central parts of his campaign.
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."
The city will not charge the developer, Catalyst Design Works, to close portions of Elm, Fifth and Sixth streets.
The administrative delay on approving building permits near campus will be in effect until Dec. 1.
Skala and Thomas won with 57 and 66 percent of the votes, respectively.
Issues of concern cited by the candidates were public safety, infrastructure and downtown development.
Three City Council candidates express their opinion and future plans in face of increasing student housing in Columbia.
The petition, which would create new zoning ordinances, has gained over 2,000 signatures to date.
City Council voted to approve the consolidation of two lots into one for the complex.
Fraternities Sigma Nu and Delta Tau Delta ask for an extension beyond the March 2016 deadline in order to build a new house.
The group is fighting downtown development using funds from tomato sales and weekend car washes.
Although MUPD’s statement on the recent burst of Clery reports is accurate, not all is said and done.
Residents worry CID will improve Business Loop district at expense of surrounding neighborhoods.
“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.”
Rev. Clyde Ruffin took the First Ward with 327 votes.
The debate pits convenience and practicality against environmental concerns.