December 7, 2009
This probable cause statement for the arrest of Rod Jetton, former Missouri House Speaker, was released by the Scott County Circuit Court. The arrest warrant was issued Monday.
December 5, 2009
The Northeast Columbia Area Plan would guide development of a roughly 5-square-mile area northeast of Columbia. City Council will hear public comment on the plan during Monday's meeting, after which the council will vote on whether to adopt it.
December 4, 2009
This is the proposed ordinance that would allow the use of cameras in the Special Business District as a crime-fighting tool.
This is the letter from County Clerk Wendy Noren certifying the petition calling for the use of surveillance cameras in the downtown area.
This is the letter to the Columbia City Council from City Clerk Sheila Amin certifying the petition calling for the use of surveillance cameras in the downtown area.
December 3, 2009
A letter about the potential impact of cap and trade legislation on MU
A poem, "Karen's Farewell," was read at the vigil at the ARC on Thursday.
November 30, 2009
The city of Columbia released this statement following the arraignment of James Kraig Kahler, who was charged Monday with the murder of his wife and two teenage daughters.
November 25, 2009
November 24, 2009
Health care legislation has taken many twists and turns since President Barack Obama first made it a central part of his campaign platform. Click here to download a PDF that summarizes the health care debate to this point.
November 17, 2009
Rep. Mary Still, D-Columbia, sponsored a bill during the 2009 legislative session that, if approved, would have changed state law regarding payday loans. The bill would have required lenders that provide unsecured loans of $500 or less to obtain a license from the state's director of the division of finance; to post certain information in the lobby of the office about the loans and to charge no more than 75 percent of the initial loan amount in accumulated interest and fees. The bill was referred to the state's House Financial Institutions Committee but never reached the House floor for a final vote.
November 10, 2009
Click here to download a PDF report from the Service Corps of Retired Executives on how the Central Missouri Humane Society can improve its finances.
Click here to download a PDF report from the Central Missouri Humane Society regarding suggestions from the Service Corps of Retired Executives.
October 26, 2009
Click here to download an H1N1 consent form in Spanish.
Click here to download an H1N1 consent form in English.
October 22, 2009
Click here to download Kate Schuman's award-winning story on sewer issues from 2008, "Pay Now or Pay Later."
October 14, 2009
This is the report submitted to the city manager from the Special Business District board recommending that the proposed noise ordinance be revised to be more specific and more directly address the noise problem between Shiloh Bar and Grill and its residential neighbor.
September 24, 2009
This is the news release from the Columbia Housing Authority detailing specifics of the heating system upgrade for Paquin Tower funded by stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
September 17, 2009
A draft of a proposed amended ordinance that would loosen the restrictions on loud music and yelling downtown.
September 10, 2009
Click here to download a PDF of documents compiled by Kurt and Patrice Albert that make the case for their proposed ordinance that would make it illegal for a city employee to knowingly lie to the City Council.