COLUMBIA — Most government records are open to the public at no charge. These records give citizens the opportunity to find out what's going on, how their elected officials are spending tax dollars, how the various departments within a governmental entity work and other valuable information needed to make strong decisions for the future. Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public.
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The records: The City of Columbia publishes the rental rates of its baseball and softball facilities, including information about where fields are located and whether or not they have lights available.
Why you'd want them: The information helps those who are planning baseball or softball practices, games or tournaments.
Where to get them: Go to http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/Parks_and_Facilities/Facility_Reservations/baseball-softball.php.
Or, go to http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/ and click "Living in Columbia" at the top of the screen. Then click "Parks & Recreation." On the left-hand side, hover over "Parks, Trails & Facilities" and click on "Sports Facilities & Athletic Fields." Finally, click on "Baseball/Softball Fields" under "Reservations."
How much will it cost: The information is free.