The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence sought advice from Columbia Public Schools to help the task force combat youth violence.
Dozens of supporters of the plan for Douglass Park came to the council meeting Monday. The council approved the plan, and the first phase will be implemented with $100,000 in funding.
The MU graduate student puts better voter turnout at the top of her to-do list for the campaign.
City Council approved a fee for paying utility bills online without setting the amount, and the $4.60 rate has come under challenge.
The city has said sidewalks will be installed in the future but the shoulder proposal is necessary to ensure safe pedestrian travel in the meantime. The city said it can't build sidewalks now because of jurisdictional, geological and financial reasons.
The same sign that has stood outside Glenn's Cafe since its original location on Business Loop 70 West will hang outside the restaurant's new location on Eighth Street.
With First Ward City Councilman Fred Schmidt deciding not to run again when his term expires in April, other names are being considered as potential candidates. Meanwhile, Fifth Ward City Councilwoman Laura Nauser, who will run for her seat after her term expires in April, remains the only person to officially file for candidacy.
In looking at future action the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence may take, preparing for a Columbia Public Schools presentation and clarifying questions the task force will ask the youth and itself were all discussed.
Public transportation has outgrown the city's population and poses a challenge for people who rely on the bus every day. The city plans an overhaul of its bus system in August and looking ahead to additional changes if funding becomes available.
One of the speakers, a former undercover narcotics officer, compared current drug laws to alcohol prohibition and cited drug-related violence as the No. 1 reason to legalize all narcotics.
A staff member for Sen. Claire McCaskill will host a "Kitchen Table Talk" Tuesday in Columbia.
Under the proposed city ordinance, someone caught growing up to six marijuana plants for personal use would not be issued a criminal drug conviction, but rather a fine of $250 or less.
The Hinkson Creek Trail bridge replacement project was approved by the Columbia City Council. The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department wants to start construction this winter.
The $32.3 million sewer bond issue passed with overwhelming support Tuesday. Of the 5,667 votes cast, almost 80 percent voted in favor of the bond.
Council members cited the stance of the city Board of Health and scientific evidence for the benefits of continued fluoridation in their decision.
Still confused about what's at stake in Tuesday's special election for the sewer bond? Here's what you need to know before you go to the polls.
Bill Weitkemper, who worked on Columbia's sewers for nearly four decades, argues that next week's $32 million bond issue focuses on the wrong areas of improvement.
Columbia's marijuana laws will be questioned Monday by two residents. Attorney Dan Viets and MU student Benton Berigan will talk about reforming the city's ordinances to decriminalize small-scale cultivation of the herb.
Boone County, which lacks a parks and recreation department, doesn't have the resources to repair the trail after flooding, said Bill Florea, a county senior planner.
A 10-year plan approved by the City Council calls for the development of 22 new neighborhood parks and 20 new or expanded trails in and around Columbia.