Pay now or pay later PDFs

Click here to download Kate Schuman's award-winning story on sewer issues from 2008, "Pay Now or Pay Later."

Special Business Disctrict report on proposed noise ordinance

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.

Stimulus funds for Paquin Tower heating

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.

Proposed noise ordinance change

A draft of a proposed amended ordinance that would loosen the restrictions on loud music and yelling downtown.

Albert documents

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.

PDF download of the Hyde Amendment

Click here to download a copy of the Hyde Amendment.

Columbia schools' enrollment

Download this file to see a summary of enrollments for the new school year.

Transcript of Taser incident with Carl Giles

Editor's note: The transcript contains crude language. Reader discretion is advised.

Mike Alden contract 2009

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"Pepper & Friends" budget

A breakdown of revenue and expenses for KOMU's "Pepper & Friends."

Citizens Police Review Board application process

The City Council passed an ordinance July 20 that established a Citizens Police Review Board. The deadline for applications is noon on Sept. 4.

Council report: Juvenile crime statistics

The City Council requested staff provide a report on the number of juvenile crimes committed between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Karl Skala letter

City Council member Karl Skala explains his stance on the Bicycle Harassment Ordinance in a letter, explaining that he does not favor the suspension of the ordinance.

Jerry Wade letter

City Council member Jerry Wade offers a proposal for resolving difference between opponents and supporters of the recently passed Bicycle Harassment Ordinance.

Joint motion for dismissal

Chicken ordinance draft

This is the June 2009 minutes for the Board of Health meeting, including a proposed revision to the city's ordinance regarding chicken ownership. The Board of Health must still vote on a final draft before it goes to City Council. You can find the section on the chicken ordinance in section D under "Animal Control Ordinance."

Joint motion filed

Comparison of Alternative Fuels

An Excel document describing differences in fuels.

Hummingbird coloring page

Download the Columbia Audubon Society's hummingbird coloring page. Those from 5 to 15 can submit their page for a chance to win one of several bird-related prizes.

Public Communications Resource Advisory Committee funding proposals

This PDF document includes funding requests submitted to the Public Communications Resource Advisory Committee, and funding recommendations by the committee.